Tag: St. Paul Seminary

Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I am grateful to Archbishop Hebda and the seminary Board of Trustees for the opportunity to work with men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood and forming those who God is calling to ordination,” Father Joseph Taphorn said in a July 16 statement.

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Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

| Christina Capecchi | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Step into Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan’s office, and the first thing you see is an homage to his hometown — line art of Heckscherville, Pennsylvania, originally known as The Irish Valley, “just a little patch in the coal-mining region,” he said.

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Coon Rapids parish, seminary lead anti-pornography initiatives

Coon Rapids parish, seminary lead anti-pornography initiatives

| Bridget Ryder | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests, therapists take pastoral approach to heal addictions, prevent use

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New seminary rector recalled to home diocese

New seminary rector recalled to home diocese

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Thomas Richter, who since January has been preparing to transition to the role of rector at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, has been recalled to his home Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced April 4.

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Msgr. Richter prepares for new role as seminary rector

Msgr. Richter prepares for new role as seminary rector

| February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Msgr. Thomas Richter was thrilled with his first assignment as vice rector of the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. Having just arrived in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, he traveled to the Holy Land in January with the third-year seminarians, who’ll be ordained transitional deacons this spring.

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Newly incardinated priest likes formation role at seminary

Newly incardinated priest likes formation role at seminary

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Allen Kuss was planning the next phase of his priestly ministry in 2011. A priest of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, at the time, he was just finishing 20 years on assignment as a military chaplain.
He knew he wanted a change of scenery, but coming to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was not something he was contemplating.

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Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Sandquist was attending an engineering job fair in college when he started to feel “not quite at peace about my future,” he said. He went back to his dorm room to reflect, and priesthood popped into his mind, filling him with “excitement and joy.”

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St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

While visiting Vatican offices, speaking to Catholic movements and following the footsteps of the early Christians, a group of transitional deacons from St. Paul, was in Rome getting an inside look into the church’s mission in the world.

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Musically talented priest Father Gorman dies at 62

Musically talented priest Father Gorman dies at 62

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

A priest known for his music in ministry, Father James David Gorman died Jan. 4 at the age of 62.

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Local seminarian ordained a deacon in Rome

Local seminarian ordained a deacon in Rome

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A seminarian of the St. Paul Seminary, Haverstock is a convert to the Catholic faith.

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Iowa seminarian, 30, dies; was St. Paul Seminary student

Iowa seminarian, 30, dies; was St. Paul Seminary student

| Kelly Mescher Collins | September 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

John Wesley Lawrence, 30, a seminarian of the Diocese of Des Moines, passed away in his sleep the night of Aug. 31 while staying with his mother at her home near Anamosa, Iowa. His cause of death is unknown at this time. Services are pending.

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Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The seminarians’ visit to the Glisczinski farm was one stop of a weeklong practicum on the Church and rural life led by the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and Catholic Rural Life.

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