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With hope for local Church renewal, charismatic Mass opens pre-synod process

With hope for local Church renewal, charismatic Mass opens pre-synod process

| June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mass marked the beginning of a process leading up to an archdiocesan synod, a gathering of delegates from around the archdiocese to discern, with the archbishop, pastoral priorities for the archdiocese’s immediate future.

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U.S. bishops take action to respond to Church abuse crisis

U.S. bishops take action to respond to Church abuse crisis

| Carol Zimmermann | June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of the June 11-13 spring assembly of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, it was clear the bishops had a task at hand: to respond to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church.

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Archdiocesan synod planned for 2021

Archdiocesan synod planned for 2021

| June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

On June 8, Catholics from around the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will gather at St. Peter in Mendota to pray with a particular intention in mind: to invite the Holy Spirit’s guidance throughout an archdiocesan synod process starting this year.

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Moving forward together

Moving forward together

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

At this year’s Vigil of Pentecost, I will be formally announcing that our archdiocese will be embarking on a synod, our first since 1939.

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Synod executive committee members

Synod executive committee members

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

FATHER JOSEPH BAMBENEK is pastor of St. Pius X and chaplain of Frassati Catholic Academy, both in White Bear Lake. As of July 1, he will join the Archdiocesan Catholic Center staff as assistant director of the archdiocesan synod and will help the Parish Services Team with parish planning. He was ordained in 2010 after working in strategic planning with electric utility companies in Michigan.

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Synod 101

Synod 101

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

For Catholics familiar with the term, a “synod” evokes the idea of the Synod of Bishops, or a gathering of bishops at the Vatican to discuss a particular topic, sometimes over several weeks. Recent synods of this kind include the Synods of Bishops on the Family in 2014 and 2015, and the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment in 2018.

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Synod process aims to be collaborative, wide-reaching and led by Holy Spirit

Synod process aims to be collaborative, wide-reaching and led by Holy Spirit

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In autumn 2015, Archbishop Bernard Hebda was apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, an interim role to help the local Church transition between archbishops. He held 10 listening sessions around the archdiocese to gather information for the next archbishop — only to have Pope Francis appoint him to the job the following March.

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Pope names relator general, special secretaries for Amazon synod

Pope names relator general, special secretaries for Amazon synod

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has chosen Brazil’s Cardinal Claudio Hummes to serve as relator general of next year’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

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Synod’s words on ‘synodal’ church puzzle some people

Synod’s words on ‘synodal’ church puzzle some people

| Cindy Wooden | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Synodality,” a key concept of Pope Francis’ papacy, was used repeatedly in the final document of the Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocation discernment.

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Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

While serving as a missionary with Minnesota-based NET Ministries at a parish in Texas, in fall 2016, Suness Jones received a personally addressed email from the Vatican.

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Synod final document must include scandal of trafficking, cardinal says

Synod final document must include scandal of trafficking, cardinal says

| Carol Glatz | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The scandal of human trafficking, which affects millions of young people in the world, needs to be included in the Synod of Bishops’ final document, one synod father said.

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