Tag: Priests

Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On an evening dedicated to clergy and religious appreciation, Father Charles Lachowitzer gave an overview of the state of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, painting a hopeful picture of the future.

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Father Ronald Dahlheimer dies

Father Ronald Dahlheimer dies

| March 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Ronald Dahlheimer, a beekeeper and lover of classical music, died Feb. 26. He was 83.

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The priest as an image of Christ

The priest as an image of Christ

| Father Nick VanDenBroeke | January 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

There is great hope in the future of the priesthood! Last year, there were 548 men ordained priests in the U.S. Eight of these men were ordained for our own archdiocese. This number has been growing since the year 2000, when only 442 men were ordained priests, but it is still down dramatically from the year 1965, when 994 men were ordained priests.

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Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clergy who use their position for personal gain rather than to help those in need do not follow the spirit of Jesus who took upon himself the sufferings of others, Pope Francis said.

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Priests: Penitents grateful for extended opportunities

Priests: Penitents grateful for extended opportunities

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

As one of about 80 priests participating at the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Father Tom McDonough, who often assists at the Cathedral and other parishes, said he felt like he was part of something special during Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy, and he had a sense that penitents did, too, noting that many expressed their appreciation afterward.

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Through St. John Vianney’s intercession, pray for priests

Through St. John Vianney’s intercession, pray for priests

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | August 13, 2015

One of the blessings of my time here in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is working across the street from the Cathedral of St. Paul. Dominating the view from my office window, it beckons to me daily and serves as a real testament not only to the genius of [architect Emmanuel Louis] Masqueray and the vision of Archbishop John Ireland, but also to the vitality and resilience of this archdiocese.

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A priest forever

A priest forever

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

On May 30, seven men will vest in that sacristy as deacons of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, only to return as priests.

This section shares their paths to the priesthood, one family’s reflection on the vocation of its son and brother, and advice from Pope Francis to new priests, which includes no boring homilies! The men are to receive their pastoral assignments from Archbishop John Nienstedt May 26.

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In Minneapolis, nine ordained deacons at May 2 Mass

In Minneapolis, nine ordained deacons at May 2 Mass

Archbishop John Nienstedt ordained nine deacons during a May 2 Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Seven were ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Catholics encouraged to attend Chrism Mass to support priests

Catholics encouraged to attend Chrism Mass to support priests

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass 7 p.m. March 26 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. During the liturgy, an assembly of priests, young and old, will gather with the archbishop to renew their promises on the threshold of the Easter Triduum.

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You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

| Father Troy Przybilla | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone who is discerning the priesthood or religious life should attend events where they are able to talk to seminarians, priests and religious who are living the way of life that they are discerning. A number of discernment events are coming up in the next couple of months.

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Why did I choose SJV? Big brother was my guide

Why did I choose SJV? Big brother was my guide

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three men at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul have older brothers who have gone through seminary. Here, they describe the influence of their older brothers on the journey that led them to SJV.

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Why the Church doesn’t ordain women; disrespect in church

Why the Church doesn’t ordain women; disrespect in church

| Father Kenneth Doyle | September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. As a practicing Catholic, what should be my answer when my Protestant friends ask me why my Church does not ordain women to the priesthood?

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