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Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishop Cozzens asked Catholics to support legislation in Congress enacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Minnesota’s Catholic bishops plan in early January to initiate a postcard campaign urging Congress to enact DACA before the program ends in March.

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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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Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Hill for passage of DREAM Act

Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Hill for passage of DREAM Act

| Kelly Sankowski | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alvarez, a parishioner of Incarnation-Sagrado Corazon in Minneapolis, traveled to Washington with a group of leaders from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to speak with congressional leaders, then stayed behind to carry out the fast.

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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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Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Connecting “Night of Silence” with “Silent Night” gives the piece a “sense of nostalgia and a connection with our past and a connection with our tradition and where we’ve been,” Kantor said. “It takes … ‘Silent Night’ and breaks it open and makes it new again by redirecting people to that time in the liturgical year that precedes Christmas.”

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Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

| December 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens will celebrate a Mass of Solidarity
5 p.m. Dec. 9 for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 

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Bloomington Poor Clares moving to Rochester after 63 years in archdiocese

Bloomington Poor Clares moving to Rochester after 63 years in archdiocese

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

With an aging community, the Franciscan Poor Clares will move from their Bloomington monastery in February after 63 years in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Catholic Charities to honor improv artists who bring joy to St. Joseph’s Home

Catholic Charities to honor improv artists who bring joy to St. Joseph’s Home

| November 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Fielitz and fellow improv colleague Jim DeSimone, 50, help around 10 youth unpack their creativity each week in a commons area at the Catholic Charities-run youth home for youth living with mental illness.

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BSM students video chat with astronaut alum orbiting earth

BSM students video chat with astronaut alum orbiting earth

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Meeting an astronaut alone is incredible,” said Amelia Backes, a junior. “But, talking to an astronaut while they are currently on the ISS orbiting the earth is just so surreal. [That] is definitely the best word for it.”

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Families say living by Church’s calendar at home draws them closer to saints, Mass

Families say living by Church’s calendar at home draws them closer to saints, Mass

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of a new Church year, and for some Catholic families, the liturgical “New Year” is tied to special traditions at home.

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Retired priest ‘laicized’

Retired priest ‘laicized’

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Richard Jeub, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1966, has been dispensed from the obligations of the clerical state, according to a Nov. 29 statement from the archdiocese.

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Cretin-Derham Hall challenges Iowa power in archdiocesan-sponsored girls basketball tournament

Cretin-Derham Hall challenges Iowa power in archdiocesan-sponsored girls basketball tournament

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul drew a big early-season test with Iowa girls basketball power Dowling Catholic High School and its highly-touted point guard Caitlin Clark.

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