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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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Ready to caucus? Catholics, start your engines

Ready to caucus? Catholics, start your engines

| February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

When her children were young, Jean Stolpestad brought them to caucuses to introduce them to the process — just as her mother did when she was growing up. Her mom was an avid caucus-goer and often exclaimed, “This is how we make change.”

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CUF committed to financial security, faith-filled charity

CUF committed to financial security, faith-filled charity

| Debbie Musser | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the midst of raising four children under the age of 8, working as a faith formation coordinator, obtaining her master’s degree and writing her second book, financial planning isn’t necessarily top-of-mind for Andrea Zachman.

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Bishop-elect DeGrood reflects on priesthood, preparing to lead Sioux Falls Diocese

Bishop-elect DeGrood reflects on priesthood, preparing to lead Sioux Falls Diocese

| February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

“And there was this incredible joy, incredible peace, and when I focus on the grace of the moment, that still remains,” Bishop-elect DeGrood said of praying for God’s will to be known after he was asked to become bishop of Sioux Falls. “There’s no question in my mind this is what God wants.”

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Totino-Grace students give and receive through service immersion trips

Totino-Grace students give and receive through service immersion trips

| Debbie Musser | February 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Rio Grande River canal, near the Santa Fe Bridge, is where El Paso, Texas, meets Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. This is the site of an annual border Mass, bringing together those on both sides of the border to share in the Eucharist.

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Priest remembered as giving ‘110 percent’

Priest remembered as giving ‘110 percent’

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Betty Schneider was hired in 1985 by Father Roger Carroll to work as a bookkeeper and administrator at St. Columba in St. Paul. That was the beginning of a friendship that lasted 35 years, until the priest’s death in Minneapolis Jan. 30 at the age of 92.

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Archbishop Hebda to further investigate Crookston bishop

Archbishop Hebda to further investigate Crookston bishop

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Congregation for Bishops in Rome has authorized Archbishop Bernard Hebda to further investigate claims that Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston interfered with an investigation of clerical sexual misconduct, according to a Feb. 4 statement from the archdiocese.

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What’s the Church’s relationship with Islam?

What’s the Church’s relationship with Islam?

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

“‘Nostra Aetate’ is the first positive Catholic ‘theology of Islam’ at the highest level of Church authority — an ecumenical council (Vatican II). The document explicitly ‘exhorts’ all Catholics, not just experts, to engage in dialogue and cooperation with Muslims,” said Rita George-Tvrtkovic´, an associate professor of theology at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.

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West St. Paul pregnancy resource center to expand

West St. Paul pregnancy resource center to expand

| Susan Klemond | January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Despite some opposition to its expansion plans, officials at a pregnancy resource center in West St. Paul won approval from the City Council to broaden services and create enough to room help twice as many people.

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