Archive for February, 2011

21st Century Stations of the Cross (multimedia meditation)

21st Century Stations of the Cross (multimedia meditation)

| February 23, 2011 | 3 Comments

There is something powerful about revisiting the final moments of Jesus’ life as a human being. That’s what draws many Catholics to meditate on the Stations of the Cross.

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Digital Edition – February 17, 2011

Digital Edition – February 17, 2011

| February 18, 2011

Digital Edition now online! Includes 2010 Archdiocesan annual report.

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Father Kenneth Ludescher celebrates 50th anniversary

Father Kenneth Ludescher celebrates 50th anniversary

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Cathedral music director
» School gets paintings
» Spirit staffer returns
» Parishioners help feed poor

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – February 17, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – February 17, 2011

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

“I follow the principles of my conscience, and I am ready to die and sacrifice my life for the principles I believe.”
— Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for minorities and a Catholic who refuses to stop speaking against his country’s blasphemy law even though he is a target for assassination by pro-Taliban religious extremists

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Prayers for the sick

Prayers for the sick

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché prays a blessing over Florence Stifter of St. Joseph in West St. Paul following a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul Feb. 11 in honor of World Day of the Sick. Bishop Piché celebrated the Mass and then blessed the sick, caregivers and health care workers with Lourdes water afterward.

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Age Wave

Age Wave

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the coming “age wave” gains momentum, Cath­olic Senior Ser­v­ic­es is taking on a new role in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Min­nea­polis to help area Catholic seniors and their families navigate their way through the health care tsunami.

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Play explores clues about Shakespeare’s faith

Play explores clues about Shakespeare’s faith

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Was William Shakespeare Catholic?

Many literary scholars have made the case that Shakespeare was Catholic during a time in England when to be Catholic was a serious crime. The evidence, they say, is hidden in Shakespeare’s own plays.

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Ministry Day set for March 31

Ministry Day set for March 31

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Seeing Easter” is the theme of this year’s annual Ministry Day, sponsored by the Coalition of Min­is­try Associations and the Arch­dio­cese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Barbara Sutton, adjunct theology professor at St. John’s University in Collegeville, will lead participants through a prayer practice known as “visio divina,” using images from The Saint John’s Bible.

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Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Learn more about the upcoming changes in the prayers of the Mass published in the third edition of the new Roman Missal, during a “Mys­ti­cal Body, Mystical Voice” workshop.

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Gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit

Gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 17, 2011 | 31 Comments

The Holy Spirit is associated with a number of sets of gifts and fruits. The sacrament of confirmation “increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us.”

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Confirmation continues to support our faith journey

Confirmation continues to support our faith journey

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments that belongs to a special group of three sacraments known as the sacraments of initiation. The other two are baptism and Eucharist. The sacrament of confirmation is administered only once.

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Makin’ it real at Holy Angels

Makin’ it real at Holy Angels

| Julie Pfitzinger - For The Catholic Spirit | February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph of Carondelet Sister Mary Lamski began her recent conversation with four students at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield in this way: “Ask me any question.”

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