Archive for January, 2011

A lesson in communication from a King and a pope

A lesson in communication from a King and a pope

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

As a newspaper staff, we also understand the power of words to communicate important information, thoughts and ideas. Words can inspire people, motivate them and build them up.

But the flip side is also true: Words can be used intentionally or carelessly and do harm to others. They can poison discussion and tear people down.

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Name change reflects Catholic organization’s roots, mission

Name change reflects Catholic organization’s roots, mission

| January 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

What’s in a name? Plenty, say people at Catholic United Financial in Roseville.

That’s why the fraternal life insurance company, which started in 1878, recently chose to change the name it held for more than 80 years: Catholic Aid Association.

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Deacon Thomas Coleman died Jan. 2

Deacon Thomas Coleman died Jan. 2

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Deacon Thomas Coleman, who served Sacred Heart parish in Rob­bins­dale before he retired, died, Jan. 2, after a lengthy illness.

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New Missal presents spiritual growth opportunities

New Missal presents spiritual growth opportunities

| By Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | January 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

Introducing Catholics in the archdiocese to the new words they will speak and sing at Mass presents pastors and parish staff with challenges and opportunities, said Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship.

Parish leaders can use this opportunity to focus on the importance of the liturgy, as well as the history and rationale behind the new translation of the Roman Mis­sal, which goes into effect in No­vem­­ber, he said.

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Project Moses promotes 10 Commandments

Project Moses promotes 10 Commandments

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Can you recite the Ten Commandments? All of them?

Like many Catholics, you prob­ably learned the Ten Command­ments in grade school or Sunday school, and a few might have slipped your mind since then. (It’s OK, we won’t tell your Sunday school teacher!)

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Filipinos gather to celebrate feast of Santo Niño

Filipinos gather to celebrate feast of Santo Niño

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ligaya Carlos, president of the Cultural Society of Filipino-Americans of the Twin Cities, dances with the Sinulog Dancers during a Mass to celebrate the feast of Santo Niño at Guardian Angels in Oakdale Jan. 16.

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St. Benedict closes doors, prepares for integration

St. Benedict closes doors, prepares for integration

| Pat Norby and Dave Hrbacek | January 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

Bernard, 86, and Adeline, 88, Sobczak can look out the window of their home near New Prague and see the church of St. Benedict across the street. For more than four decades, they have walked out their front door and about 100 yards to the church doors for Sunday Mass. Jan. 16, they did it for the last time.

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Making history

Making history

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

For first time, archdiocese to send group of youth to D.C. for March for Life

When 14-year-old Aly May of St. Jude of the Lake in Mahtomedi goes to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life, she will present a powerful witness for life.

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Nun, 100, calls prison ministry the best thing she’s ever done

Nun, 100, calls prison ministry the best thing she’s ever done

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Mark Mahoney grew up on a farm in Minnesota, taught grade school for 35 years, and helped start a house of prayer in Stillwater. But it wasn’t until the Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet retired at the age of 84 that she discovered her greatest passion.

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Tim Marx appointed new CEO of Catholic Charities

Tim Marx appointed new CEO of Catholic Charities

| January 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt appointed Tim Marx Jan. 19 as the new CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Marx, a native of Minnesota, will begin his job duties April 4.

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Website helps people discern vocation

Website helps people discern vocation

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nine years ago, Natalie Smith thought something had to be done to reverse the vocations crisis.

Smith, a convert to Catholicism who had worked in marketing, felt like there had to be a way for the church to work more collectively to find potential vocations candidates. She was convinced there should be a database of candidates and also a wide range of resources available for people considering a vocation.

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Father Williams: Healthy  priests is formation goal

Father Williams: Healthy priests is formation goal

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Peter Williams said that his new position as the Institute for Ongoing Clergy Formation director “compliments the work I have been doing with vocations the past three years.”

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