Archive for February, 2011

Religious jubilarians

Religious jubilarians

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

List provided by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Redemptorist priest enjoys multicultural parish

Redemptorist priest enjoys multicultural parish

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Father Pat Grile senses change is coming. As he celebrates his 40-year jubilee, the 65-year-old Redemptorist priest thinks his time as pastor of St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center may be coming to an end.

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Pope was devoted to people, prayer

Pope was devoted to people, prayer

| February 16, 2011

I hope that the recent announcement by our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, that he would beatify his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, brought a sense of joy to the hearts of Catholics and non-Catholics alike.

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A little ‘inside baseball’ about Catholic press awards

A little ‘inside baseball’ about Catholic press awards

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Across North America right about now, folks who work for Cath­olic newspapers, magazines, web­sites, newsletters and book publishers are leafing through all of their work from 2010.

We do this every year about this time, deciding which of our stories, photos, columns, page designs, even ads, we are going to enter into the annual competition of the Catholic Press Association.

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Night in the cold leaves trio seeing stars

Night in the cold leaves trio seeing stars

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

What kind of person would drive out into the country on a frigid winter night, get out of the car and stand in below-zero temperatures for three hours?

“A special brand of idiot,” quip­ped Steve Baranski, who did just that during a recent cold snap that saw temperatures after sunset fall to below zero, with wind chills classified as dangerous.

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Appointing bishops, from Henry IV to Hu Jintao

Appointing bishops, from Henry IV to Hu Jintao

| John Garvey | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Nov. 20, I traveled to Rome for a consistory of the College of Cardinals. It was a special event for me in more ways than one. Two of the 24 men named cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI are graduates of my institution, The Catholic University of America.

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Church offers services to give back to seniors

Church offers services to give back to seniors

| Bishop Lee Piché | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

On the bulletin board in the kitchen at my parents’ home is a little cross-stitched sign that reads: “Growing Old is Not for Sissies.” As I watch my own parents rise to the challenges of aging, I can vouch for the truth of that saying.

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Fighting for racial equality in the 1960s

Fighting for racial equality in the 1960s

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 1960s were tumultuous times for race relations in the United States. The preceding decade saw civil rights successes, such as the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan., in which the justices ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional. And the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks provided leadership and inspiration to the civil rights movement.

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Celebrating St. Maron

Celebrating St. Maron

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt and Msgr. Sharbel Maroun, pastor of St. Maron in Minneapolis, exchange greetings after a Divine Liturgy at the church Feb. 13 celebrating the feast day of St. Maron and the 1,600th anniversary of the saint’s death.

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Couple helps build community at CommonBond apartments

Couple helps build community at CommonBond apartments

| Susan Klemond | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every morning, Elizabeth Lang­lois, 77, prays for her neighbors as they come and go outside the second-floor Maplewood apartment she shares with her husband, retired deacon Tom Langlois, 80.

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What’s cooking? Parish dinner parties

What’s cooking? Parish dinner parties

| Julie Pfitzinger | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at the Church of St. Joseph in West St. Paul who attend monthly “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” events often find themselves sitting around a dinner table with people they may have seen many times before, but have never met.

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The Genesis problem

The Genesis problem

| Father Robert Barron | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

How can anyone believe that God made the visible universe in six days, that all the species were created at the same time, that light existed before the sun and moon, etc., etc? How can believers possibly square the naïve cosmology of Genesis with the textured and sophisticated theories of Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Stephen Hawking?

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