Archive for March, 2011

Spirituality of stewardship

Spirituality of stewardship

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you think stewardship is just a fancy way a parish asks for more in the collection basket, Father Daniel Mahan invites you to think again.

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Holiness is stewardship’s goal

Holiness is stewardship’s goal

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you think stewardship is just a fancy way a parish asks for more in the collection basket, Father Daniel
Mahan invites you to think again.

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Meet the couple who serve as ‘the face’ of the 2011 Appeal

Meet the couple who serve as ‘the face’ of the 2011 Appeal

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

After Patrick and Mary Regan received a surprise phone call from Archbishop John Nienstedt inviting them to lunch at the chancery a few months ago, the Hastings couple wondered how they landed on the archbishop’s guest list.

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Catholic Services Appeal – By the numbers

Catholic Services Appeal – By the numbers

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Your investment in the Catholic Services Appeal.

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Roll out the buses for Appeal tour

Roll out the buses for Appeal tour

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t exactly the Magical Mystery Tour, but a group of five buses traveling to ministry sites in the archdiocese was a novel way of kicking off this year’s Catholic Services Appeal.

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Text of Archbishop Nienstedt’s welcome address to attendees at the Archdiocesan Stewardship Conference Feb. 26.

Text of Archbishop Nienstedt’s welcome address to attendees at the Archdiocesan Stewardship Conference Feb. 26.

Since I was named Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in 2007, I have been impressed by the generous sharing of time, talent and treasure that I have found among the faithful of our Archdiocese.

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‘Get on board’ for this year’s Appeal

‘Get on board’ for this year’s Appeal

Something happened in this Arch­diocese on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Three hundred-plus Catholics board­­ed motor coaches in order to visit five destinations sponsored by the Catholic Services Appeal.

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40 Days for Life set to begin again at St. Paul hospital

40 Days for Life set to begin again at St. Paul hospital

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

An opening prayer vigil for the next 40 Days for Life campaign is set for 3 p.m. March 9 (Ash Wednesday) at HealthPartners’ Regions Hospital, 640 Jackson St. in St. Paul.

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Youth groups step up to take on Lenten projects

Youth groups step up to take on Lenten projects

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Three age groups are represented in this year’s Catholic Spirit Pay It Forward for Lent project, which is based on the New Testament parable of the three stewards who each were given money to manage and grow.

Each of the three groups will re­ceive $100 to grow for their chosen charity during Lent. The recipients are:

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A Catholic’s reflections on Cairo

A Catholic’s reflections on Cairo

| Mike Haasl | March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the drama unfolded in Tahrir (“liberation”) Square in Cairo, Egypt, for days I joined in the world’s awe at the hundreds of thousands who gathered to demand an end to the autocratic reign of Hosni Mubarak and its three-decades-old “emergency law.”

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Church is welcome voice in support of union workers

Church is welcome voice in support of union workers

| March 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

I wanted to thank [The Catholic Church] for its support for the Wisconsin public employees whose legal rights are being threatened. I am a Minnesota public worker, and an officer in my union (MAPE).

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Lenten fasting: ‘Why?’ more important than ‘What?’

Lenten fasting: ‘Why?’ more important than ‘What?’

| Jean Morehead | March 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

As Lent is quickly approaching, I can’t help but ponder and reflect about my participation in this season.

I have often been asked the question, “What are you giving up for Lent?” I usually respond, without hesitation, “coffee.” Truly, have you ever wondered how giving up something like coffee, chocolate or any other simple pleasure can help you get to heaven?

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