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Adoptive mom draws on personal experience in leadership role at Guiding Star Wakota

Adoptive mom draws on personal experience in leadership role at Guiding Star Wakota

| October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Renee Skidmore knows what it’s like to be young, pregnant and scared.

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With this year bringing one bind after another,  sister paints icon of Mary, Undoer of Knots

With this year bringing one bind after another, sister paints icon of Mary, Undoer of Knots

| October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a year when a pandemic has entangled lives across the globe, Presentation Sister Carrie Link painted an icon that may help Catholics straighten them out. The icon — and a devotion — is called Mary, Undoer of Knots.

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Parish’s relic collection offers prayerful connection to Christ and saints

Parish’s relic collection offers prayerful connection to Christ and saints

| Susan Klemond | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

After Bob Berendt retired from teaching high school English, one of his missions during the 1970s and 80s was tracking down saints — acquiring bits of their bones, teeth, hair and other relics for his parish, Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul.

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UPDATE: New report describes sexual abuse, assault allegations against musician David Haas

UPDATE: New report describes sexual abuse, assault allegations against musician David Haas

| October 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Advocacy group Into Account published the 22-page report Oct. 1. It includes graphic descriptions of victim-survivors’ claims, including forced sexual acts and unwanted touching.

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From Edina to Guyana: Sister Nikopoia finds joy in missionary calling

From Edina to Guyana: Sister Nikopoia finds joy in missionary calling

| October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Therese Klobe never imagined spreading the Gospel in a foreign land. Her vision for life was much simpler.

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The Upper Room livestream brings faith to life

The Upper Room livestream brings faith to life

| October 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

In April, Vincenzo Randazzo livestreamed an hourlong video Facebook discussion with Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens on the COVID-19 pandemic, prayer and a range of other topics. He called it “Quarantine with Cozzens,” and he did a second, similar interview in May.

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In response to listening sessions, five-week virtual healing retreat begins Oct. 18

In response to listening sessions, five-week virtual healing retreat begins Oct. 18

| October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

A five-part, virtual retreat called “Healing and Hope” begins Oct. 18 as part of preparations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for the upcoming Archdiocesan Synod.

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COVID a challenge for faith formation programs in archdiocese, but leaders rise to occasion

COVID a challenge for faith formation programs in archdiocese, but leaders rise to occasion

| October 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Faith formation will look quite different this year at Holy Name in south Minneapolis.

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Parish’s family formation approach ahead of its time

Parish’s family formation approach ahead of its time

| October 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Seven years after Father Timothy Nolan began serving as the first pastor of St. Paul in Ham Lake in 1981, he said its traditional CCD program — with parents dropping off children for weekly instruction — wasn’t working.

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Supreme Court nomination draws attention to People of Praise

Supreme Court nomination draws attention to People of Praise

| October 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

About 440 people in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are among more than 1,600 around the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean who count themselves members of People of Praise, a charismatic covenant community that welcomes all Christians and works for the common good.

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Holy Spirit Academy in Monticello formally recognized as a Catholic school

Holy Spirit Academy in Monticello formally recognized as a Catholic school

| October 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Less than a decade ago, Teresa Donnett, a member of St. Timothy in Maple Lake and mother of 10, suggested to a church employee that he work on opening a Catholic high school in the area. He replied that if one were to happen, parents would have to start it.

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Priest follows call to mission — in the US

Priest follows call to mission — in the US

| October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Glenmary Father Steve Pawelk grew up in a close-knit, faith-filled family on a farm near Maple Lake, but he felt a pull to missionary service at an early age. He experienced particular aspects of that life during college, with three weeks in Guatemala and six weeks of service closer to home in St. Paul.

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