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Father Jones credits vocation to family, SJV come-and-see weekend

Father Jones credits vocation to family, SJV come-and-see weekend

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a Vianney Visit that tipped the scales for Father Colin Jones, motivating him to enter seminary. He had been thinking about the priesthood since he was a boy, but as college drew closer, he had pushed the idea aside, considering it too daunting.

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Father Ly anticipates ministering to Hmong community as priest

Father Ly anticipates ministering to Hmong community as priest

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The seeds of Father Peter Toulee Ly’s priestly vocation were sown while he was attending the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. During his college days, he was asked several times to work with the youth group at the church of his upbringing, St. Vincent de Paul in St. Paul.

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Father Shireman passes on engineering career for the priesthood

Father Shireman passes on engineering career for the priesthood

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Discovering his gifts as an engineer made answering a call to the priesthood all the more difficult for Father Matthew Shireman.

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Archdiocese investigates allegations against Father Joseph

Archdiocese investigates allegations against Father Joseph

| May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a criminal investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with an adult made against Father Thomas Joseph, the Carver County Attorney’s Office declined to bring criminal charges in the case, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced in a May 11 statement.

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Century-old parishioner reflects on St. Boniface before its 160th anniversary

Century-old parishioner reflects on St. Boniface before its 160th anniversary

| May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

At age 99, Margaret Erickson, aka Margie, remembers well the church basement at St. Boniface in Minneapolis, where she went to Mass as a child with her family. The church had yet to be constructed, but its basement had been dug and finished as a temporary place to receive the sacraments.

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St. Vincent de Paul distributes food, invites prayer in Frogtown

St. Vincent de Paul distributes food, invites prayer in Frogtown

| May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Instead of fishing for walleye, Ross Feder and company “fished” for people at St. Vincent de Paul in St. Paul during the weekend of the Minnesota fishing opener.

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Priest remembered for addiction ministry

Priest remembered for addiction ministry

| May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Martin Fleming was known for his wit. His longtime secretary, Patricia Basel, said Father Fleming had a way of lightening the mood at just the right time. As a retired Army colonel, he never was one to back away from tension. Yet, he had a way of disarming the most intense conflicts with a funny line, she said.

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Relics exposition offers opportunity to seek intercession of saints

Relics exposition offers opportunity to seek intercession of saints

| Susan Klemond | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

With a look of awe, Julie Gunness, 51, stood outside the social hall May 19 at St. Therese in Deephaven, where 166 saints’ relics were displayed on long tables.

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New Venezuelan bishop makes first visit to archdiocese

New Venezuelan bishop makes first visit to archdiocese

| May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eight months into his episcopate, Bishop Helizandro Terán Bermúdez of Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, got a sense of the 48-year partnership with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis when he visited the Twin Cities for the first time in mid-May.

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Group rallies to prevent tear-down of former St. Andrew church

Group rallies to prevent tear-down of former St. Andrew church

| May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

A group of concerned citizens is asking a public charter school to reconsider plans to demolish the former St. Andrew church building in St. Paul’s Como Park neighborhood.

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New rosary app could be answer to parents’ prayers

New rosary app could be answer to parents’ prayers

| Anne Fredrickson | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

For parents who want to engage their children more fully in family devotions, the Bead by Bead Rosary app just might be the answer to their prayers.

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Local Catholic Scouting leader doesn’t see big changes coming

Local Catholic Scouting leader doesn’t see big changes coming

| May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic parishes with Scouting groups don’t need to make big changes in light of the Boy Scouts of America’s future name change, according to Bill Davies of the Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting.

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