Archive for July, 2011

Visitation students learn from Kenya mission trip

Visitation students learn from Kenya mission trip

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Our school motto is Non Scholae, Sed Vitae — ‘Not for school, but for life,’” Arnstein wrote. “Every day, I saw our students live out this motto in the way they opened their minds and hearts to what was, in many ways, a challenging experience.

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Historic St. Joseph church sold for $1

Historic St. Joseph church sold for $1

| July 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The building that served St. Joseph parish in Lexington for more than 100 years was sold for $1 to Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Association on July 25, said Father Kevin Clinton, pastor of St. Wenceslaus in New Prague and the five rural Catholic communities that St. Wenceslaus received as part of the strategic planning process.

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Shepherd’s shorn stubble cinches successful parish festival

Shepherd’s shorn stubble cinches successful parish festival

| Submitted by Rose Ann | July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Fr. Tom Balluff, pastor of the Church of St. Mary of Czestochowa in rural Delano, is a man who will make great sacrifices for his flock. And at the parish’s annual festival, he proved it once again.

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Heat, government shutdown felt at Dorothy Day and Sharing and Caring hands

Heat, government shutdown felt at Dorothy Day and Sharing and Caring hands

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the midst of Minnesota’s massive heat wave, Mary Jo Copeland at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis and Gerry Lauer at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul said that they can’t blame the sweltering weather for the growing numbers of people coming in for help. However, the heat doesn’t help.

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Digital Edition – July 21, 2011

Digital Edition – July 21, 2011

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Girls of Summer blaze a trail of service. Parish festivals. Sweating for a cause. Countdown to Madrid. Confession: It puts you straight with everyone.

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Glory to God in the highest, and — prepare for new words

Glory to God in the highest, and — prepare for new words

| Michael Silhavy | July 22, 2011 | 8 Comments

On most Sundays at Mass — after gathering, signing ourselves with the cross, confessing our sins and acclaiming God’s mercy — we praise God with the singing of the Gloria. The Gloria is also sung on feasts and solemnities throughout the church year.

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Following humble path means knowing ‘who’ and ‘whose’ you are

Following humble path means knowing ‘who’ and ‘whose’ you are

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

During the days of government shutdown, political standoffs and ideological battles, it amazes me how sure everyone is about their position.

It reminds me of an article I read by David Brooks written for The New York Times in which he observed in our country an increasing kind of overconfidence and inflated sense of our abilities, intelligence and self-esteem.

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Is there really ‘no longer enough for all’ in state and nation?

Is there really ‘no longer enough for all’ in state and nation?

| Kathy Tomlin | July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Summertime in Minnesota is typically a time to push back a bit and enjoy the blessings of the sun. This summer, however, has been anything but typical. And I am not referring to the weather — more the atmosphere, the political climate that is weighing on all of us.

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St. Bridget in north Minneapolis ready to celebrate with neighbors

St. Bridget in north Minneapolis ready to celebrate with neighbors

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Traditionally, the St. Bridget Summerfest has been celebrated the first week in June at the north Minneapolis parish.

But after Franciscan Father Anthony Criscitelli saw the damage to the neighborhood and heard the insurance assessment on damage to the parish’s school building from the May 22 tornado, the pastor postponed the annual fundraiser and community gathering to Sunday, Aug. 21.

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One new chaplain and three religious priests appointed

One new chaplain and three religious priests appointed

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Four priests have been given assignments in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Answering God’s call to a vocation

Answering God’s call to a vocation

On March 5 of this year, our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, visited the major Roman seminary on its patronal feast of Our Lady of Confidence. Interestingly enough, we have a statue in the chapel of our own St. Paul Seminary dedicated to our Blessed Lady under this title.

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News Notes – July 21, 2011

News Notes – July 21, 2011

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Catholic-friendly movie coming soon to the Twin Cities
» Minnesota Boychoir at Vatican
» Sister Thelma Vetsch to be honored
» Sister Julia Maus dies at 106
» New Totino-Grace president
» Reflection day for widows

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