Archive for June, 2011

St. Joseph, the Father’s Day Saint

St. Joseph, the Father’s Day Saint

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, and the ideal saint to feature for Father’s Day. As the step father of Jesus, the Messiah, and the husband of Mary, the Blessed Mother, Joseph stands out as the father above all other fathers in the New Testament.

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Best Practices in Parish Stewardship

Best Practices in Parish Stewardship

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

List of best practices developed from extensive research done with Catholic parishes on a national-level.

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Stewardship toolkit available online

Stewardship toolkit available online

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

A toolkit to help parishes develop stewardship as a way of life is now online and available 24/7, 365.

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Archdiocese launches Roman Missal website

Archdiocese launches Roman Missal website

| June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The archdiocesan Office of Worship has created a web page featuring articles and other resources to help explain the new translation of the Roman Missal.

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Celebrating marriage

Celebrating marriage

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Photos from Marriage Day celebration at the Cathedral on June 11.

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News notes – June 9, 2011

News notes – June 9, 2011

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Christ the King Retreat Center gets new director
» New Hill-Murray principal
» ‘Community Superstar’
» Parish hosts walk/bike ride
» Foundation adds staff
» Longtime teacher retires

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Assisted suicide is and will always be an affront to the dignity of the human person, a heinous practice that must be aggressively confronted and contrasted by true compassion, support and love.”
— From a statement by the Michigan Catholic Conference marking the death June 3 of Jack Kevorkian, a longtime advocate of assisted suicide

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Arts group reaches out to Vatican to help preserve human history

Arts group reaches out to Vatican to help preserve human history

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Members of the Minnesota and North Dakota Chapter of Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums plan to fund a new laboratory for the restoration of existing plasters and for the creation of new plaster casts of the famous works of art in the Vatican, said Johan van Parys, chapter chair and liturgy direc­tor at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Digital Edition – June 6, 2011

Digital Edition – June 6, 2011

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nothing but . . . Good News. Five ‘young, eager’ men ordained priests. Getting ready for Rural Life Sunday. Ascension welcomes St. Philip.

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Meet the new kids on the block

Meet the new kids on the block

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following, originally posted on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is the next in a series of articles regarding the new Roman Missal, which will be used in the United States beginning Nov. 27, the first Sunday of Advent.

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Newly ordained join other priests in parish assignments

Newly ordained join other priests in parish assignments

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The men who were ordained May 28 for this archdiocese were given assignments as associate priests that were effective June 15.

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Marriage amendment deserves our support

Marriage amendment deserves our support

Regrettably, the media and some secular commentators have chosen to mischaracterize this measure as anti-gay, mean-spirited and prejudicial. This is not the case or the intent behind the initiative.

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