Archive for September, 2012

Digital Edition – September 27, 2012

Digital Edition – September 27, 2012

| September 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

Pastoral Letter – I believed therefore I spoke, Person of mercy, Evangelism, Epiphany School mourns loss of “Miss B”, Retirement Planning

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Running a marathon for marriage

Running a marathon for marriage

| September 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

On a cold Friday morning in February, Teresa McCarthy of Holy Family in St. Louis Park faced a dilemma. After attending Mass at the parish, someone asked her to join a group of women for coffee. The problem? “I gave up coffee on Fridays,” she said.

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Church leaders speak in defense of marriage

Church leaders speak in defense of marriage

| Barb Ernster | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt joined 40 clergy and faith leaders on the steps of the State Capitol Sept. 18 in an ecumenical show of support for the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment.

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Priest will run on his birthday to raise money for parish school

Priest will run on his birthday to raise money for parish school

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father Erik Lundgren of Divine Mercy in Faribault has an unusual idea for celebrating his birthday.

He wants to run a marathon. It just so happens that his birthday falls on the day of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Brooklyn Center parish hosts Vatican exhibit

Brooklyn Center parish hosts Vatican exhibit

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The Vatican International Exhibition of The Eucharistic Miracles of the World” will be hosted by St Alphonsus, Brooklyn Center from Oct. 13 to 16.

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Encouraging an economy of participation

Encouraging an economy of participation

| Richard Aleman | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Labor Day statement, “Placing Work and Workers at the Center of Economic Life” declares that the cure to our current crisis is a “national economic renewal that places working people and their families at the center of economic life.”

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Ten ways Catholics can enter into the Year of Faith

Ten ways Catholics can enter into the Year of Faith

| U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

To honor the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has announced a Year of Faith, starting Oct. 11 and ending Nov. 24, 2013. The goal is to strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw the world to faith by their example.

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Four additional parishes exceed Appeal goal

Four additional parishes exceed Appeal goal

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four additional parishes have now exceeded their 2012 Catholic Services Appeal goal, bringing the total number of parishes over goal to 124.

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Lessons from spending time outside a linguistic empire

Lessons from spending time outside a linguistic empire

| John Garvey | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. And three languages? Trilingual. And someone who speaks just one language? An American, of course.

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Faithful citizens care about marriage because they care about poverty

Faithful citizens care about marriage because they care about poverty

| David Paul Deavel | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

I hear it a lot, from non-Catholics and even Catholics: “Why doesn’t the Church spend more time fighting poverty and less time telling people what kind of family is best? Quit spending time on an outdated ideal of marriage and feed the hungry, clothe the naked and take care of the sick.”

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Tackling poverty and helping people to flourish

Tackling poverty and helping people to flourish

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The poor you will always have with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them,” Jesus says in Mark’s Gospel. This would, at face value, seem like a fairly open-ended statement.

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Q&A with the archbishop

Q&A with the archbishop

| Jennifer Janikula | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archdiocesan Youth Day provided an opportunity for young Catholics to get to know more about Archbishop John Nienstedt. The teenagers were encouraged to pull out their cell phones and text questions to him.

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