Archive for October, 2010

Parish status under the plan

Parish status under the plan

| October 16, 2010

Maps provided by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Click here for PDF of alphabetical list of parishes and status under the plan

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Benefits of plan will be apparent over time, archbishop says

Benefits of plan will be apparent over time, archbishop says

| October 16, 2010

Archbishop hopes for a greater sense of unity The archdiocese’s strategic plan for parishes and schools has now been announced, but the work of implementing its initiatives is just beginning and it will take time to reap the plan’s benefits, according to Archbishop John Nienstedt. “We’re asking pastors and their staffs to work with our […]

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The archdiocesan strategic plan: Blueprint for our local church’s future

The archdiocesan strategic plan: Blueprint for our local church’s future

| October 16, 2010

Coverage of the archdiocesan strategic plan announced in parishes the weekend of Oct. 16-17.

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Plan sets parameters for schools’ own strategic process

Plan sets parameters for schools’ own strategic process

| October 16, 2010

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are at the beginning of their own strategic planning process.

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Remarks with the Presbyterate

Remarks with the Presbyterate

| October 16, 2010

REMARKS WITH THE PRESBYTERATE Priests’ meeting on October 15, 2010 Held at The Church of St. John the Baptist in New Brighton BY THE MOST REVEREND JOHN C. NIENSTEDT As I was preparing for our meeting today, I happened to see the interview that Our Holy Father had with some seventy journalists on his plane […]

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Town hall-style meeting Oct. 27 to address church’s teaching on marriage

Town hall-style meeting Oct. 27 to address church’s teaching on marriage

| October 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two archdiocesan priests will address Catholics’ questions about the church’s teaching on marriage and family Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton.

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Triathloning the Rosary

Triathloning the Rosary

| Nelson Rhodus | October 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Over the past 25 years I have competed in and completed 62 triathlons. Never an “iron man” though — just the Olympic distance or a sprint triathlon. Never had I ever won a race or even came in first in my age group. That is until recently when I actually won the entire triathlon.

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Highland LifeCare Center banquet set

Highland LifeCare Center banquet set

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Highland LifeCare Center will hold a fundraising banquet for supporters of the organization from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at Lumen Christi in St. Paul. The event will include dinner, testimonials and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling (651) 695-0111 or online at www.highlandlifecare.org.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers October 18, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers October 18, 2010

| October 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

“Beyond our current economic crisis, there is also plenty of evidence that points to the link that exists between climate changes (ongoing desertification, land degradation and drought) and migration. In short, there is plenty of evidence to support that the protection of our planet is inextricably linked to the protection of our human family.”
— U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Miguel Diaz, speaking at a church-run conference in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 5

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Award to honor couple for educational philanthropy

Award to honor couple for educational philanthropy

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Community Founda­tion will present its 2010 Legacy of Faith Award to Jerry and Delores Slawik during a banquet Oct. 27. The annual award is given to an individual or family in recognition of their leadership and philanthropy in support of the spiritual, educational and social needs of the Catholic community.

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Civility lost in communicating political viewpoints

Civility lost in communicating political viewpoints

| October 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

The day after Labor Day, I attended the opening year convocation at the University of St. Thomas. Father Dennis Dease, president of St. Thomas and a close friend, gave what I thought was an instructive and wholesome speech on “civility in our communications.” It was a meaningful and appropriate speech from which many of us could benefit.

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Two men of science, two very different paths to fertility

Two men of science, two very different paths to fertility

| Tom Bengtson | October 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

Most of us don’t think of people suffering professionally because of their faith, but it still happens.

Dr. Josef Roetzer, who died earlier this month, was an example. Roet­zer is the Austrian doctor who im­prov­ed fertility awareness science in the 1950s. His work led to the development of the sympto-thermal meth­od of natural family planning.

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