Tag: Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

At site of Floyd’s death, Catholics reflect on personal experiences of racism

At site of Floyd’s death, Catholics reflect on personal experiences of racism

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Are you going to shoot my daddy?”

“Are you going to shoot my daddy?” It was a question a young boy asked a police officer 17 years ago, as he watched the officer point a gun at his father’s head. The family, African Americans, was moving into a new house in Minneapolis, and the police arrived with guns.

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Grateful Catholics return to larger congregations at public Mass

Grateful Catholics return to larger congregations at public Mass

| Dave Hrbacek, Maria Wiering and Barb Umberger | June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Andrea and Pete Barrett held hands as they walked into St. Casimir Church in St. Paul May 31 for the first time in more than two months, and their hands remained clasped throughout the Mass.

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Father Kittock remembered for love of Church, Catholic education

Father Kittock remembered for love of Church, Catholic education

| May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Francis Kittock, described by a longtime colleague and friend as “a real dynamo,” died May 21. He was 90.

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Minnesota Knights thrilled by news that founder Father McGivney will be beatified

Minnesota Knights thrilled by news that founder Father McGivney will be beatified

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus got good news from the Vatican May 27 when it announced that Father Michael McGivney, founder of the international fraternal organization, will be beatified.

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Nine Catholic schools serving low-income families to receive renewed support

Nine Catholic schools serving low-income families to receive renewed support

| May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is called the Drexel Mission Schools Initiative, named after the American patroness of Catholic schools, St. Katherine Drexel.

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Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

With local hospitals tightening restrictions for entering the rooms of patients with COVID-19, Bishop Andrew Cozzens is addressing an important pastoral need — administering the sacrament of the anointing of the sick to those suffering from the illness who are in danger of dying.

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National, archdiocesan renewal of consecrations to Mary to be livestreamed

National, archdiocesan renewal of consecrations to Mary to be livestreamed

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The faithful can join in prayer as part of renewal of consecrations to Mary in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, both on the national level May 1 and in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis May 3.

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Priests get creative in ministering to COVID-19 patients at Twin Cities hospitals

Priests get creative in ministering to COVID-19 patients at Twin Cities hospitals

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Father Jerome Fehn first started doing hospital ministry in the 1980s, he could not have imagined needing a video camera to provide pastoral care to a patient.

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Priest remembered for writing teen advice column

Priest remembered for writing teen advice column

| April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Redemptorist Father Martin Stillmock, who once wrote an advice column for teens that appeared in diocesan newspapers across the country and who served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for more than two decades, died March 29 at St. Clement Redemptorist Mission Community in Ligouri, Missouri.

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Parents surprise teacher with birthday parade

Parents surprise teacher with birthday parade

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emily Rohla, co-director of the early learning center at St. Therese Catholic School in Deephaven, had planned to celebrate her 40th birthday March 25 vacationing in Arizona.

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Archbishop Hebda: Parish collections down 60 percent due to coronavirus pandemic

Archbishop Hebda: Parish collections down 60 percent due to coronavirus pandemic

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a letter to supporters of the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation, which helps fund core ministries including hospital chaplaincy, Latino ministry and Catholic education, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said parish giving is down 60 percent in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis due to disruptions caused by the new coronavirus.

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Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Public Masses with distribution of the Eucharist will be suspended in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at least through Easter Sunday and the seven days that follow, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said in an April 1 memo to priests and deacons.

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