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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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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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Confirmation basics

Confirmation basics

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments, and it belongs to a special group of sacraments, the sacraments of initiation, along with baptism and Eucharist.

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German bishops criticize decision to maintain church service ban

German bishops criticize decision to maintain church service ban

| April 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic and Protestant churches in Germany have responded differently to the federal government’s decision not to lift the ban on public church services.

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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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Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Because of her devotion to St. Joseph, Anne Spinharney wanted her wedding to be on his feast day, March 19. But when she and her now-husband, Jordan Spinharney, were planning their 2020 wedding, they noticed the feast fell on a Thursday.

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Final Tommie-Johnnie football clash set for Nov. 7

Final Tommie-Johnnie football clash set for Nov. 7

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A classic college football rivalry is coming to an end this fall. The final game between the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University will be played Nov. 7 at U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

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Even before PBS airing, Dorothy Day film tops Amazon documentary chart

Even before PBS airing, Dorothy Day film tops Amazon documentary chart

| Mark Pattison | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dorothy Day, whose life was a series of seeming contradictions, might be bemused at this one: The DVD version of a documentary about her life has, more than a month before the film reaches the PBS airwaves, made it to the top spot on the Amazon documentary sales chart.

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‘A light to the nations’

‘A light to the nations’

| Father Michael Joncas | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last weekend’s readings marked both the first Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, concluding the celebration of Christmastide. It comes as a bit of a surprise, then, that the Gospel for this Sunday is not taken from Matthew and also recounts John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus in the Gospel of John. Nevertheless the first reading, psalm and Gospel assigned for this weekend all invite us to consider what it means to be the Servant of God.

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Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

| Cindy Wooden | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Peter’s transformation from an erring disciple to the “rock” on which Jesus built his Church was not the result of lessons gleaned from a “self-help” book, but from growing ever closer to the Lord, said Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.

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Father Fitzpatrick remembered as ‘kind and gentle’ pastor

Father Fitzpatrick remembered as ‘kind and gentle’ pastor

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Jane Mohr of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul Park first met Father John Fitzpatrick in the late 1970s, she was studying nursing and working on a college degree.

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