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Franciscan Clarist sisters celebrate 50 years of service in Minnesota

Franciscan Clarist sisters celebrate 50 years of service in Minnesota

| Debbie Musser | July 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, two sisters from India’s Franciscan Clarist Congregation arrived at St. Therese in Deephaven.

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Minnesota Knight of the Year honored for service, leadership

Minnesota Knight of the Year honored for service, leadership

| Susan Klemond | July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

When St. Joseph of the Lakes parish in Lino Lakes needed help preparing to resume in-person Masses in early June, John Czech and members of his Knights of Columbus council quickly put a plan together.

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Bouncing back from MIAC removal, UST announces Division I alignment

Bouncing back from MIAC removal, UST announces Division I alignment

| July 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

It only took a year as the University of St. Thomas bounced back July 15 from its involuntary removal from the Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference to announce it will compete in Division I.

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Catholic Charities’ St. Joseph’s Home for Children is closing; officials cite it as progress

Catholic Charities’ St. Joseph’s Home for Children is closing; officials cite it as progress

| July 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s not often the closing of a social service center is hailed as progress. 

But that’s the case for Catholic Charities’ St. Joseph’s Home for Children in Minneapolis, which in cooperation with Hennepin County will close as an emergency shelter for child protection in August and as a central intake for child protection placements by the end of the year.

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Backing Church minority leaders

Backing Church minority leaders

| July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Father Stan Sledz inherited $200,000 in 1991, he wanted to use that money to help Catholics from minority communities.

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One man’s faith moves mountains of food to south Minneapolis

One man’s faith moves mountains of food to south Minneapolis

| July 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

A young Catholic dad found hope where despair and destruction had taken up residence.

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Say hello to reading, writing — and social distancing

Say hello to reading, writing — and social distancing

| July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Students entering Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at the end of this summer will find a new landscape. And new rules.

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Foundation expands Catholic scholarship focus to COVID-19 concerns

Foundation expands Catholic scholarship focus to COVID-19 concerns

| July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic school families hit hard by COVID-19-related job or income loss have time before the school year starts to get some extra help.

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Archdiocese launching evaluation of Catholic Center’s work; wide-reaching survey kicks off process

Archdiocese launching evaluation of Catholic Center’s work; wide-reaching survey kicks off process

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I am confident that this experience will help us better discern how the Holy Spirit is speaking to us through the candid feedback that is offered, and how we are being called to respond to what that Spirit is calling us to do,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Masking at Mass: Some will, some won’t — but many have strong opinions

Masking at Mass: Some will, some won’t — but many have strong opinions

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

In practice, mask-wearing varies dramatically in parishes across the archdiocese, with some Catholics reporting it’s a requirement at their parish, and others saying few people wear masks at their parish.

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With new allegations against Haas, archdiocese restricts local concerts, will not use his music

With new allegations against Haas, archdiocese restricts local concerts, will not use his music

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tim O’Malley, archdiocesan director of ministerial standards, said in a statement that the archdiocese has received new, independent reports from women in different parts of the United States alleging that Haas “engaged in inappropriate conduct” with them when they were young adults in the 1980s.

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Archbishop Hebda: If mask-wearing is a sacrifice, unite it to others’ suffering

Archbishop Hebda: If mask-wearing is a sacrifice, unite it to others’ suffering

| July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

“As a Church that is pro-life, we need to embrace those practices that will reasonably minimize the risk of harm to our most vulnerable brothers and sisters,” he said. “Please continue to follow the protocols adopted by your parish. Wear your mask.”  

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