Tag: Priests

Three priests, volunteer test positive for COVID-19 at Annandale parish

Three priests, volunteer test positive for COVID-19 at Annandale parish

| May 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Three priests at St. Ignatius in Annandale and a volunteer at a Mother’s Day flower distribution have tested positive for COVID-19. All liturgies there are temporarily suspended.

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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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Archdiocese forming team of priests trained to anoint Catholics dying of COVID-19

Archdiocese forming team of priests trained to anoint Catholics dying of COVID-19

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Basically, we want to be prepared for the worst, even though we’re hoping for the best,” Bishop Cozzens said. “The Church always has special care for the dying, and we especially want to give them peace of conscience, and the sacraments can do that.”

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Couple seeks buyer for Bemidji-area retreat center

Couple seeks buyer for Bemidji-area retreat center

| Susan Klemond | March 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the couple who developed a Bemidji-area retreat center prepare to retire, they’re hoping someone will buy their St. Francis Lodge and continue to offer it to priests and religious brothers and sisters for prayer and relaxation.

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In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who betrayed the trust of their flock through sexual abuse and abuse of conscience and power.

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Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The priesthood is not a “cultural association or a union,” but a ministry of mercy anchored on Christ’s mission to bring hope to the downtrodden and comfort to those who suffer, Pope Francis told new priests.

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Brother priests mark 60 years

Brother priests mark 60 years

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

For 60 years of priesthood, no amount of snow has stopped Fathers Leonard and Martin Siebenaler from celebrating Sunday Mass at their respective parishes.

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Catholic Rural Life grant to help country parishes in archdiocese

Catholic Rural Life grant to help country parishes in archdiocese

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

A five-year, $1 million grant for Catholic Rural Life will offer pastors at rural parishes an opportunity to strengthen evangelization and other outreach, while developing support networks in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and around the country.

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Children’s book invites readers to explore vocations

Children’s book invites readers to explore vocations

| Debbie Musser | February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author Kristen Soley, a member of St. Mary in Waverly, penned the book, which features rhymes and colorful photos of children portraying vocations such as farmers, astronauts, artists, scientists, priests and nuns.

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Priests at Christmas: Reflect on God’s love

Priests at Christmas: Reflect on God’s love

| December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spending time with Christ in front of a Nativity set and his presence in the Eucharist, reflecting on Scripture, exchanging gifts and gathering with family and friends.

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Pope to meet with second group of abuse survivors from Chile

Pope to meet with second group of abuse survivors from Chile

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will meet with five priests who suffered abuse by Chilean Father Fernando Karadima or his followers, the Vatican said.

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Pastors who lead double lives wound the church, pope says

Pastors who lead double lives wound the church, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pastors who preach one thing and do another are wounded and harm the church, Pope Francis said.

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