Archive for May, 2011

Five ‘young, eager’ men ordained priests for archdiocese

Five ‘young, eager’ men ordained priests for archdiocese

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

A bagpipe’s distinctive skirl sounded the start of the 2011 ordination Mass May 28 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, where five “young, eager men” — including a native of Scotland — became priests for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Digital Edition – May 26, 2011

Digital Edition – May 26, 2011

| May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Meet our new priests – Ordination 2011. Budget, marriage get attention at Legislature. Catholic cemeteries host Memorial Day Masses. Catholic school welcomed into archdiocesan fold.

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News Notes: May 26, 2011

News Notes: May 26, 2011

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

» North Minneapolis tornado shatters church window
» Forty-three years of service
» Teacher of the year
» Holy Angels honors couples
» New leaders
» ‘Extraordinary’ confirmation

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Hastings parish benefiting from new stewardship tools

Hastings parish benefiting from new stewardship tools

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Members of the stewardship commission at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hastings have wanted to expand their efforts at the parish for a long time. But they didn’t want to “reinvent the wheel” when it came to stewardship resources and tools. They knew such resources were likely out there to draw from, they just didn’t know where to find them.

Now they do.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – May 26, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – May 26, 2011

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

“In any transition that seeks to bring new proposals to current problems in order to build a better future, care must be taken that those currently in need not be left to suffer.”
— New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, in a May 18 letter to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a Catholic who chairs the U.S. House Budget committee, reminding him that any budget must keep the needs of the poor as a priority

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St. John’s University to seek new president

St. John’s University to seek new president

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Benedictine Father Bob Koopmann announced in a May 25 letter his intention to leave St. John’s University in Collegeville after completing his three-year appointment at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Budgeting with the common good in mind

Budgeting with the common good in mind

Obviously, both sides of the aisle face very difficult choices about how to balance needs and resources as well as how to allocate burdens and sacrifices.

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Twenty more parishes exceed their Appeal goal

Twenty more parishes exceed their Appeal goal

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Twenty more parishes have gone over their 2011 Catholic Services Appeal goal for the year, bringing the total number of parishes within the archdiocese exceeding their 2011 CSA goal to 45.

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Eleven priests get parish assignments

Eleven priests get parish assignments

| May 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Seven archdiocesan priests and four religious order priests have been given new assignments.

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Close encounter with K-9 partners lights up eyes of many children

Close encounter with K-9 partners lights up eyes of many children

| Father Tony Andrade | May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

A few months ago, I visited one of our young parishioners at St. Paul Children’s Hospital.

After a brief conversation with the patient and her parents, we celebrated the sacrament of anointing of the sick. In looking around her room, I noticed it was decorated with lots of pictures and get-well cards made by her friends.

I also spotted on the wall a picture of a police officer with his K-9 dog and signed by Mike Ernster.

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True nature of priesthood is love for Christ and his people

True nature of priesthood is love for Christ and his people

| Father Michael Johnson | May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am. If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” With these words, along with his exhortation to “do this in memory of me,” when he took the bread and wine into his sacred hands at the Last Supper, Jesus instituted the sacrament of holy orders — the sacrament of the priesthood.

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Protect life and the right to follow our conscience while on the job

Protect life and the right to follow our conscience while on the job

| Bishop Richard Pates | May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church’s position on abortion is no secret. Based on the natural law or what the framers of the Declaration of Independence identified as “self-evident truths,” it’s part of a defense of life that includes opposition to capital punishment and euthanasia, and limiting war.

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