Tag: Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Pre-synod prayer, listening events to begin in earnest

Pre-synod prayer, listening events to begin in earnest

| September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Elaine Rilley was filled with questions when she arrived at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center in St. Paul Sept. 6.

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Local Catholics join archbishop for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia

Local Catholics join archbishop for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Michael Wenger of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul served lunches to hungry elementary school students in Laos, he knew exactly why he had accepted an invitation to join his father, Brian, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and three other local Catholics on a trip to Laos and Cambodia sponsored by Catholic Relief Services.

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Guidebook for Catholic business leaders remains hidden gem

Guidebook for Catholic business leaders remains hidden gem

| Christina Capecchi | July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A guidebook for business leaders that was developed largely by local Catholics and released as an official Vatican document in 2012 made a big splash around the world, but it remains largely unknown in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Lay Advisory Board’s second meeting highlights synod, efforts at healing

Lay Advisory Board’s second meeting highlights synod, efforts at healing

| July 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dale Lieb stepped away July 17 from his second Lay Advisory Board meeting with Archbishop Bernard Hebda determined to help spread the word about prayer and listening events set to begin this fall in preparation for the 2021 archdiocesan synod.

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The Catholic Spirit wins 12 national press awards

The Catholic Spirit wins 12 national press awards

| June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit won 12 Catholic Press Association newspaper awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference June 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Three first-place awards are among the honors captured by the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Church bells across Twin Cities set to ring July 4

Church bells across Twin Cities set to ring July 4

| June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will join churches of other denominations in the Twin Cities to ring their bells simultaneously for 10 minutes at noon July 4. The event was organized by a local nonprofit called City of Bells.

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Parishioners honor longtime pastor who retires at 92

Parishioners honor longtime pastor who retires at 92

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since 1975, Father John Clay has been repeating these simple words to his parishioners at St. Stanislaus in St. Paul: “Smile, God loves you.”

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Hospice latest of Father Schaffer’s efforts for Venezuelan mission

Hospice latest of Father Schaffer’s efforts for Venezuelan mission

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Greg Schaffer sees people’s desperation and hunger on the streets of San Felix, Venezuela.

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36 baptized at St. Alphonsus Easter Vigil

36 baptized at St. Alphonsus Easter Vigil

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Easter Vigil Mass had an international flavor at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center April 20.

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Archdiocese shares expertise on healing from clergy abuse

Archdiocese shares expertise on healing from clergy abuse

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Groups discussing best practices for legal and pastoral approaches to the national clergy sexual abuse crisis are reaching out to officials with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Local young adult group highlighted at national conference

Local young adult group highlighted at national conference

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of young adults gathered at a home in St. Paul in August 2018 to discuss the Church’s clergy sexual abuse crisis in the wake of emerging details of abuse in Pennsylvania and credible allegations against the since-laicized Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal.

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Archbishop Hebda calls burning of Notre Dame Cathedral ‘gut-wrenching’

Archbishop Hebda calls burning of Notre Dame Cathedral ‘gut-wrenching’

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire and erupted into a spectacular blaze April 15 that sent smoke and flames billowing into the sky, Archbishop Bernard Hebda watched video footage of the blaze and called it “gut-wrenching.”

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