Archive for February, 2010

Christian community must be important priority in planning process

Christian community must be important priority in planning process

| Frank Schweigert | February 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

The article in the latest Catholic Spirit, “Mass Matters” (Jan. 14), signals a major shift in Catholic pastoral theology: There is no mention of the centrality of Christian community. Christian community is not included in the seven planning principles, nor is it mentioned in the article. A theological shift of this magnitude should be announced […]

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Church’s mission guides planning process

Church’s mission guides planning process

| February 10, 2010

I had the opportunity between Christmas and New Year’s to read, study and reflect upon the summary minutes of all the gatherings to date that have been sponsored by the Strategic Planning Task Force for parishes and schools.

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Needs of immigrants, poor are a planning concern

Needs of immigrants, poor are a planning concern

| February 10, 2010

This is the third in a seven-part series on the archdiocesan planning process’ guiding principles. Leticia Cazales and Amina Osman engaged in conversation recently about their families in a classroom at Centro Guadalupano, which is housed at Holy Rosary in South Minneapolis. The problem was, Cazales’ native language is Spanish, while Osman’s is Somali. But, […]

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Forming leaders a top priority for archdiocese planning

Forming leaders a top priority for archdiocese planning

| February 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Like many Catholics, Stephen Kingsbury “graduated” from CCD as a teenager, marking the end of his formal Catholic education. Or so he thought. As an adult, Kingsbury began volunteering at his parish, Guardian Angels in Chaska. Over the years, he became more involved at the parish — heading up the Building, Grounds and Gardens Committee; […]

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