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Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

| Susan Klemond | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1,700 gathered to celebrate the ordination, including Bishop Andrew Cozzens, priests, deacons, family and friends. It took place on the feast of St. Juan Diego.

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Digital Edition – December 7, 2017

Digital Edition – December 7, 2017

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diaconate ordination, Pope Francis in Myanmar and Bangladesh, Catholic Charities honors improv actors, Poor Clares moving to Rochester, Mass of solidarity, Net neutrality, Retirement fund for Religious

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Appointments – December 7, 2017

Appointments – December 7, 2017

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments and change of clergy status in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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Faithful teens represent archdiocese at national conference

Faithful teens represent archdiocese at national conference

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m often asked what gives me the most hope in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It’s a tough question because there are so many signs of life in this local Church. A recent trip to Indianapolis for the National Catholic Youth Conference, however, may have tipped the scales in favor of the youth of this archdiocese.

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Adolescentes fieles representan arquidiocesis en la conferencia nacional

Adolescentes fieles representan arquidiocesis en la conferencia nacional

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

A menudo me preguntan qué es lo que me da más esperanza en la Arquidiócesis de St. Paul y Minneapolis. Es una pregunta difícil porque hay muchas señales de vida en esta Iglesia local. Sin embargo, un viaje reciente a Indianápolis para la Conferencia Nacional Católica de la Juventud puede haber inclinado la balanza a favor de los jóvenes de esta arquidiócesis.

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The art of apology

The art of apology

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | December 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

My mother passed away this summer rather suddenly, but her many lessons remain with our family. While I learned countless things from my mom, one of the most important things she taught me was the significance of an apology.

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Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

| Bridget Ryder | December 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

The family assigned to Guardian Angels was a married couple with six children, ages 9 to 19, from Myanmar, also known as Burma, in southeast Asia. They were also reunited with an older daughter who had already settled in Minnesota.

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The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

| Susan Klemond | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Deacon Thomas Langlois was ordained one of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ first permanent deacons in 1976, he couldn’t ask advice from a veteran deacon — there had been almost no permanent deacons in the Church for a thousand years.

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When sharing the faith, don’t just rely on the ‘three Ps’

When sharing the faith, don’t just rely on the ‘three Ps’

| Father Michael Schmitz | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have a co-worker with whom I get along very well who has taken a deeper interest in Catholicism. How do I best direct him to a parish that will make him feel welcome and engage him in a personal way?

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Are you prepared?

Are you prepared?

| Deacon Michael Nevin | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we draw ever closer to the great celebration of Christmas, many of us are busy preparing for the festivities that accompany such a great season of joy. The stores have been filled with holiday displays for months, front yards are resplendent with lights and decorations, and life is busy buying gifts for our loved ones.

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Recent college grad spreads message of human dignity, sexual integrity

Recent college grad spreads message of human dignity, sexual integrity

| Jessica Weinberger | December 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

“Ever since coming into the Catholic Church, God looked at my plans and my heart and said, ‘I have a script for you to follow,’” Orenge said.

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The art of giving, the challenge of Advent

The art of giving, the challenge of Advent

| Christina Capecchi | December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Oprah Winfrey sings and claps when presented with the $69 lunch box that makes her 2017 “Favorite Things” list.

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