Archive for June, 2011

‘And with your Spirit’

‘And with your Spirit’

| Father Daniel Merz | June 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

Probably the most noticeable change for the laity in the revised translation of The Roman Missal will be the response to “The Lord be with you,” which restores the phrase “And with your spirit” in place of “And also with you.”

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The church will not remain silent in public square

The church will not remain silent in public square

| Jason Adkins | June 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

We hear it in various forms. Some complain that the church should not be speaking out on divisive issues, but in­stead should spend its time and resources feeding the poor and spreading God’s love.

Others say the church as a religious organization should have no role in the formation of civil laws. Still others complain that the church should not be weighing in on so many issues where there seems to be legitimate room for disagreement.

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Religious coalition statement: We will not remain silent

Religious coalition statement: We will not remain silent

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

“If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority. If the church does not participate actively in the struggle for peace and for economic and racial justice, it will forfeit the loyalty of millions and cause men everywhere to say that it has atrophied its will.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from A Knock at Midnight, 1963

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Government shutdown could impact Catholic service providers

Government shutdown could impact Catholic service providers

| June 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

Catholic health care facilities and Catholic Charities could be among service providers that would feel the impact of a state government shutdown if Republican legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton fail to solve the state budget impasse by July 1.

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Why are so many atheists on the CNN Belief Blog?

Why are so many atheists on the CNN Belief Blog?

| Father Robert Barron | June 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

The CNN Belief Blog, which has graciously featured a few of my pieces, just celebrated its first anniversary, and for the occasion, its editors reflected on 10 things that they’ve learned in the course of the year. The one that got my eye was this: that atheists are by far the most fervent commentators on matters religious.

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Minnesota students, teachers to visit schools in Kenya

Minnesota students, teachers to visit schools in Kenya

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché, two St. Thomas Academy students and representatives from several Catholic schools and parishes are preparing to visit the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya, June 27 to July 12.

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Parents can trump cultural influences in guiding kids’ money decisions

Parents can trump cultural influences in guiding kids’ money decisions

| Julie Pfitzinger | June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

When it comes to teaching children about money, Nathan Dungan, founder and president of Share Save Spend®, believes parents have a choice.

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Cooking priest makes NFP sizzle

Cooking priest makes NFP sizzle

| June 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

Father Leo Patalinghug went head to head in the kitchen with Bobby Flay — and won.

In September 2009, he was invited to be on the Food Network’s hit show “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” to talk about a movement the priest started called Grace Before Meals.

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Keys to a good Christian marriage

Keys to a good Christian marriage

Homily given by Archbishop John Nienstedt on June 11 at the Cathedral of St. Paul to mark the archdiocese’s celebration of World Marriage Day.

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The choice to end all choices

The choice to end all choices

| Sister MaryAnn Walsh | June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

If there is a prize in the game of semantics, it should go to the word “choice.” And, if you need someone to collect the prize for abusing the word, I offer those who promote what is deemed the choice to die.

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Catholic Charities to participate in Twins Home Game to End Homelessness

Catholic Charities to participate in Twins Home Game to End Homelessness

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Twins will hold the team’s annual Home Game To End Homelessness June 18, highlighting the increase in the number of people who lack stable housing and the need to prevent homelessness.

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Father Richard Hogan was a scholar, author, pro-life advocate

Father Richard Hogan was a scholar, author, pro-life advocate

| June 16, 2011 | 5 Comments

Father Richard Hogan, 59, pastor of St. Raphael in Crystal since July 1, 2009, died suddenly June 14.

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