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Opportunity March 11 to lobby for emergency shelters, affordable housing

Opportunity March 11 to lobby for emergency shelters, affordable housing

| February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Catholic Conference is co-sponsoring a day of lobbying March 11 at the State Capitol in St. Paul on the need to increase funding for emergency shelters and create more affordable housing.

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MCC outlines priorities, expectations in legislative session

MCC outlines priorities, expectations in legislative session

| February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A divided state government and looming November elections will flavor initiatives and debate in the Minnesota Legislature as lawmakers convene at the State Capitol in St. Paul over the next four months.
A bonding bill is likely to pass; finding compromises and common ground in other areas in an election year will determine how much more gets done, said Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state’s bishops. 

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1940s radio plays on Christ’s life continue to inspire

1940s radio plays on Christ’s life continue to inspire

| Barb Umberger | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter fondly remembers listening to children’s radio programs on Saturday mornings as a youngster in the 1940s. “We didn’t have a television,” she said. 
“When I listened to the radio, I learned to use my imagination and envision what was going on,” said Sister Virginia, spiritual director at the Benedictine Center of St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood, which provides opportunities for spiritual direction, formation and retreats. “It was delightful.” 
Her memories resurfaced Feb. 11 when she participated in a group reading of excerpts from “The Man Born to be King,” a book of 12, 45-minute plays for children about Christ’s life originally performed on BBC radio in Great Britain from December 1941 to October 1942. 

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Monk’s experience inspires ‘Catholic Young Adults: The Musical,’ returning to stage in summer

Monk’s experience inspires ‘Catholic Young Adults: The Musical,’ returning to stage in summer

| Susan Klemond | February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Drawing from the long path to his life as a monk, the former NET Ministries worship leader said he found his voice as a composer while writing songs for the local play “Catholic Young Adults: The Musical.” The musical is scheduled for a second run July 25-Aug. 8 at the Providence Academy Performing Arts Center in Plymouth.

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New bishop of Sioux Falls celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving at Cathedral of St. Paul

New bishop of Sioux Falls celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving at Cathedral of St. Paul

| Barb Umberger | February 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Calling children to the front of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Bishop Donald DeGrood talked directly to them of God’s love and courageously following God’s will at his Mass of Thanksgiving Feb. 16 in St. Paul — just three days after he was ordained bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Parishioners reflect on Bishop DeGrood’s pastorships with gratitude and joy

Parishioners reflect on Bishop DeGrood’s pastorships with gratitude and joy

| Jessica Weinberger | February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Prayerful. Approachable. Genuine. Compassionate. Humble.

Newly ordained Bishop Donald DeGrood’s past parishioners said he was set apart from the beginning as they reflected on his parish assignments in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. His charismatic homilies and personable approach attributed to his rural roots built passionate faith communities as he consistently modeled how to seek God’s will. Above all, he immensely loved his flock.

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Priest of archdiocese ordained bishop of Sioux Falls

Priest of archdiocese ordained bishop of Sioux Falls

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A servant not a ruler, a man of discernment, who is unafraid to touch the wounds of Christ, and an apostle of listening.

Those are among the graces and part of the calling of a bishop, and they are among reasons the Lord called Bishop-elect Donald DeGrood to lead the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, said Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis, in his homily Feb. 13 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, shortly before ordaining Bishop DeGrood.

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Final Tommie-Johnnie football clash set for Nov. 7

Final Tommie-Johnnie football clash set for Nov. 7

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A classic college football rivalry is coming to an end this fall. The final game between the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University will be played Nov. 7 at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

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WATCH: Ordination, installation of Bishop-elect DeGrood

WATCH: Ordination, installation of Bishop-elect DeGrood

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Modern technology will ensure that everyone can participate in the ordination and installation Mass of Bishop-elect Donald DeGrood as bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Basilica Block Party ‘tuning up’ another set of musical summer treats

Basilica Block Party ‘tuning up’ another set of musical summer treats

| Barb Umberger | February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mark your calendars: Headliners Sylvan Esso and Hippo Campus are among performers expected to take the stage at the 26th annual Basilica Block Party July 10-11 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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High school’s CFO honored

High school’s CFO honored

| Debbie Musser | February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Financial executives are an integral part of companies large and small. They also play a critical role in nonprofit organizations.

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Where does your parish offering go?

Where does your parish offering go?

| February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

People donating in collection baskets at Masses across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis might like to know that 92 cents of every dollar given stays in the parish, or supports parish-driven initiatives.

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