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Long-time St. Paul civil rights activist was there the day MLK inspired the nation

Long-time St. Paul civil rights activist was there the day MLK inspired the nation

| September 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Josie Johnson was a young civil rights activist when she boarded a plane in 1963 headed for the March on Washington.

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Clergy abuse survivors face a lifetime of recurrence of PTSD

Clergy abuse survivors face a lifetime of recurrence of PTSD

| Dennis Sadowski | September 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

New job in hand, Jim Richter was adjusting well to life in Minneapolis several months after leaving his hometown of Chicago.

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After pandemic shutdown, prison ministries could soon resume in-person connections

After pandemic shutdown, prison ministries could soon resume in-person connections

| Susan Klemond | September 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Prison ministry participants — whose faith, hope and mercy are often part of inmates’ successful return to society — may be able to enter prisons again within the next six weeks following the prisons’ COVID-19 shutdown, according to Paul Schnell, Minnesota Department of Corrections commissioner.

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Archbishop responds to priest’s controversial homily on COVID-19

Archbishop responds to priest’s controversial homily on COVID-19

| September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to a Sept. 10 statement from Father Michael Tix, the archdiocese’s vicar for clergy and parish services, the archdiocese has been in contact with Father Robert Altier, the parochial vicar of St. Raphael in Crystal who gave the homily, and “the matter continues to be under review.”

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Catholic Cemeteries aims to help families inter cremated remains

Catholic Cemeteries aims to help families inter cremated remains

| September 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

As cremation grows in popularity, more and more people — including Catholics — are keeping cremated remains in their homes, said Catholic Cemeteries Director Joan Gecik. Many people with cremated remains intend eventually to inter them, but for various reasons have yet to do it. Others inherit the remains of a loved one and aren’t sure what to do with them.

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Brotherhood of Hope brings joy of Christ and religious life to U of M students

Brotherhood of Hope brings joy of Christ and religious life to U of M students

| Susan Klemond | September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As University of Minnesota senior Quinn Courteau wrestled with life decisions during the past year, he appreciated the wisdom and guidance of a few “older brothers.”

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Father Clay remembered for beautiful smile, sharing God’s love

Father Clay remembered for beautiful smile, sharing God’s love

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

For decades, Father John Clay attended the parish festival at St. Stanislaus in St. Paul, where he served as pastor from 1975 to 2019.

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Deacon Woznick served parishes in Minnesota and Hawaii

Deacon Woznick served parishes in Minnesota and Hawaii

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Deacon Gregory Woznick, who served parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Diocese of Duluth and in Hawaii, died Sept. 6 at age 91 in Grant.

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Father Stenger served Brooklyn Center parish for 12 years

Father Stenger served Brooklyn Center parish for 12 years

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Redemptorist Father Joseph Stenger, who served St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center for 12 years, died Sept. 2 in Liguori, Missouri, at age 88. Father Stenger joined St. Alphonsus in 2003 as associate pastor and retired in 2007, but continued to minister to parishioners there until 2015.

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MCC webinar focuses on Church’s response to racism

MCC webinar focuses on Church’s response to racism

| September 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholics must educate themselves on the Church’s teaching on racism and nurture the passion to respond to racism — both personal and structural — with the same vigor that they respond to other attacks against the sanctity of life, such as abortion, capital punishment and euthanasia, Bishop Shelton Fabre said during a Sept. 9 webinar organized by the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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When the unthinkable happens, one woman learns ‘evil can’t take everything’

When the unthinkable happens, one woman learns ‘evil can’t take everything’

| Liz Kelly | September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

On that terrible snowy Sunday, Robert Fournelle entered the home, shot and killed three family dogs, his two sons, and later, himself.

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Archdiocese: Priest’s controversial homily on COVID-19 ‘under review’

Archdiocese: Priest’s controversial homily on COVID-19 ‘under review’

| September 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Officials in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are aware of a controversial homily a priest in Crystal delivered Sept. 6 questioning the severity of the novel coronavirus pandemic and calling COVID-19 a man-made virus used by world leaders to instill fear. 

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