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Deacon Woznick served parishes in Minnesota and Hawaii

Deacon Woznick served parishes in Minnesota and Hawaii

| September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Deacon Gregory Woznick, who served parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Diocese of Duluth and in Hawaii, died Sept. 6 at age 91 in Grant.

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COVID update: Priests in archdiocese can distribute Communion at usual time during Mass

COVID update: Priests in archdiocese can distribute Communion at usual time during Mass

| September 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

As of Sept 5, priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have a third — and familiar — option for distributing Communion at Mass during the coronavirus pandemic.

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St. Thomas Academy students in morality class learn real-life lessons

St. Thomas Academy students in morality class learn real-life lessons

| July 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kevin Zenner, 63, chair of the Theology Department at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, remembers being the same age as the 17- and 18-year-old seniors who take his advanced morality class. Back then, he didn’t know how much things cost, just like many of his students don’t know today. Things like rent, car insurance, day care, a week of groceries ….

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Since students can’t come to them, chaplains connect with high schoolers at home

Since students can’t come to them, chaplains connect with high schoolers at home

| Debbie Musser | April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Pavlak notes that his biggest challenge has been not seeing the students at school, with their energy, humor and personalities that are complemented by being around one another. “It’s been important for me to stay connected with them as their priest,” he said.

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Retired Bishop John Francis Kinney dies at age 82

Retired Bishop John Francis Kinney dies at age 82

| September 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop John Francis Kinney, bishop emeritus of St. Cloud, died Sept. 27 at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. He was 82.

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Syriac Catholic Church reestablishes diocese in northern Iraq

Syriac Catholic Church reestablishes diocese in northern Iraq

| By Doreen Abi Raad | August 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

To support the faithful and encourage them to stay in their homeland, the Syriac Catholic Church has reestablished a diocese for the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

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Moral theologian: ‘Heroic witness’  needed to protect natural world

Moral theologian: ‘Heroic witness’ needed to protect natural world

| April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Published two years after Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’,” Thompson’s book integrates the pope’s teaching on faith, ecology and the environment with Thompson’s more than 10 years of research on the subject.

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Catholics at the Capitol: A faith-filled, public witness to legislators

Catholics at the Capitol: A faith-filled, public witness to legislators

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of 21 Catholics who gathered in Rep. Rick Hansen’s office prayed for him and his colleague, Sen. Matt Klein of Mendota Heights, at the conclusion of their visit during Catholics at the Capitol Feb. 19.

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Father Fitzpatrick found guidance in Vatican II

Father Fitzpatrick found guidance in Vatican II

| September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Fitzpatrick witnessed the waves of change after the Second Vatican Council during his formation for the priesthood in the late 1960s. He was part of the first class of seminarians to enter after the council began in 1962.

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Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

| Susan Klemond | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary kicks off its 150th anniversary celebration the final weekend of September with two Masses celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Hebda Sept. 30.

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Pope renews membership of child protection commission

Pope renews membership of child protection commission

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has named nine new members to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, including abuse survivors or the parents of survivors, the Vatican said.

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