Cathedral of St. Paul
Nelson Mandela’s casket made the nearly 6,000-mile trip from the nation’s capital of Pretoria to his home village Saturday, where the country’s first black president will be laid to rest on Sunday. A memorial service to honor the African leader was held at the Cathedral in St. Paul Saturday. Political and community leaders spoke at the event, which was closed to cameras.
A public memorial service for Nelson Mandela will be held Saturday in St. Paul. The memorial for the late South African leader and anti-apartheid fighter will begin at 1 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Paul.
Dozens of members of the Catholic Church are calling for a change in local leadership. Nearly 100 people gathered outside the St. Paul Cathedral on Saturday, calling for Archbishop John Nienstedt’s resignation. They’re angry about past accusations of sexual abuse by clergy members that became public within the last few weeks. Eric Fought of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform says he’s looking for renewed faith in church leadership.“It’s up to us as the laity to step forward and say ‘enough is enough,’” Fought said.
Best-selling Twin Cities author Vince Flynn was remembered Monday in his hometown of St. Paul.
A funeral Mass is being planned for Monday for best-selling Minnesota author Vince Flynn, creator of the Mitch Rapp counter-terrorism thriller series. A family statement says it will be held Monday morning at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
The first sounding of the Cathedrals restored and enhanced 1963 Skinner gallery organ anticipated to be heard at the Easter Vigil, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, has been postponed.
The Twin Cities has plenty of St. Patrick’s Day activities that families with kids of all ages can enjoy.
Friends and family said their final goodbyes to a St. Paul police officer who died after suffering a heart attack on the job last weekend.
Gov. Dayton has ordered flags to be lowered at half-staff Friday in honor of a fallen St. Paul police officer.