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Hmong priest’s visit a Christmas gift for local community

Hmong priest’s visit a Christmas gift for local community

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

For 15 days in December, Father Berm Chakrit, a Hmong Redemptorist priest from Thailand, offered Masses, heard confessions, celebrated a baptism and anointed the sick for members of the Twin Cities’ Catholic Hmong community. The seemingly routine actions were anything but; Hmong-American Catholics rarely have the opportunity to receive the sacraments from a priest who speaks their language.

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First Spanish-language lay ministry cohort graduates from UST

First Spanish-language lay ministry cohort graduates from UST

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Andres Ramirez now has the theological background and formation to support his many volunteer endeavors at Incarnation/Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in Minneapolis.

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New Rediscover: Hour host Conley looks to shine light on God’s work

New Rediscover: Hour host Conley looks to shine light on God’s work

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Patrick Conley’s new radio mission arrived at the end of 2016 when he accepted the task of hosting the Rediscover Hour show for Relevant Radio, the Catholic radio station in the Twin Cities. The weekly show on Friday mornings engages Catholics about the Faith and life in the local Church.

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‘Catholics at the Capitol’ aims to inspire public policy participation

‘Catholics at the Capitol’ aims to inspire public policy participation

| January 9, 2017 | 8 Comments

“Most Catholics don’t know who their state legislators are, so what we’re really trying to do here is not just to go and tell legislators what the Church thinks about an issue, but really help Catholics — on whatever issue they’re concerned about — be better public servants and faithful citizens,” Adkins said.

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Musically talented priest Father Gorman dies at 62

Musically talented priest Father Gorman dies at 62

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

A priest known for his music in ministry, Father James David Gorman died Jan. 4 at the age of 62.

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New sidewalk counselor: ‘My heart goes out’ to women in crisis pregnancies

New sidewalk counselor: ‘My heart goes out’ to women in crisis pregnancies

| January 6, 2017 | 12 Comments

It didn’t take long for Nicky Peters to feel the drama of being a sidewalk counselor outside Planned Parenthood in St. Paul.

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Immigrants’ plight highlighted in local ministry, Church observance

Immigrants’ plight highlighted in local ministry, Church observance

| January 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

Since 2011, an Edina-based group of volunteers has met with detained immigrants awaiting deportation hearings at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul. Visiting with men — and, on occasion, women — in a large classroom, the volunteers are there to listen and be a friendly presence amid isolation, said volunteer Steve Kraemer.

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St. Paul parish marks Epiphany with doorway blessings

St. Paul parish marks Epiphany with doorway blessings

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cindy Pasiuk’s home on St. Paul’s east side has seen many visitors in 64 years. And upon entering, they’ve all walked under a phrase written in chalk above the doorway that changes slightly each year. In 1953 when her parents built the home, the phrase read: “19 + C + M + B + 53.”

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Cathedral newborn finder: ‘I’d adopt him if I could.’

Cathedral newborn finder: ‘I’d adopt him if I could.’

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nathan Leonhardt, a Cathedral of St. Paul custodian who found the newborn Jan. 4, said he encounters “the weirdest scenarios” in his day-to-day work. “I run into a lot of different situations, but this is by far the best,” he said.

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Newborn found at Cathedral of St. Paul

Newborn found at Cathedral of St. Paul

| January 5, 2017 | 8 Comments

A custodian found a newborn at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul Jan. 4 about 6 p.m. while locking up the building following the evening Mass. The baby was left in a plastic laundry basket between the exterior and interior doors of a Dayton Avenue entrance.

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BSM brings ultrasound to classroom to teach fetal development

BSM brings ultrasound to classroom to teach fetal development

| January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mark Hutchinson, an ultrasound technician who volunteers at Robbinsdale Women’s Center, told the students that the baby already yawns, gets hiccups and dispenses waste. He also explained how the baby receives nutrients through the umbilical cord. “They [also] like to hold on to it [umbilical cord] because it pulsates and rocks them to sleep,” he said.

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Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

| January 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

In addressing the 100-plus members of the House of Representatives, Archbishop Hebda prayed that they be instruments of God’s providential care, especially to those most in need and on the “margins of society.”

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