Archive for October, 2012

Archbishop calls Catholics to shine ‘light of faith’

Archbishop calls Catholics to shine ‘light of faith’

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Patrick and Mary Tschumper stood in the late afternoon glow at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Oct. 14 hoping to fan into flame their faith. Positioned in a pew near the front, they lit candles and listened to Archbishop John Nienstedt kick off the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI with a vespers (evening prayer) service.

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Little Falls native wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

Little Falls native wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

| Nikki Rajala | October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Who could have predicted that a student from St. Mary’s Grade School in Little Falls would one day win the Nobel Prize?

But that’s what Brian Kobilka accomplished — one of two scientists awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry Oct. 10 for their work on cell receptors.

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Parishes continue to reap benefits of stewardship toolkit

Parishes continue to reap benefits of stewardship toolkit

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the Oct. 11 issue of The Catholic Spirit, St. Bernard parish in Cologne illustrated how the archdiocesan stewardship toolkit has helped in promoting stewardship efforts in the parish. The last of this three-part series on stewardship digs deeper into this key resource available to all parishes across the archdiocese.

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Father Pierre celebrates 50 years of priesthood

Father Pierre celebrates 50 years of priesthood

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Also,
Casey honored with youth ministry award
Father Erik Lundgren completes TC Marathon
Schools get creative in doing annual marathon

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Three essential elements of evangelization

Three essential elements of evangelization

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Brian Pizzalato highlights the “three essential elements” to effective evangelization.

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Beyond the yard signs

Beyond the yard signs

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | October 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

Catholics share how they are dialoging with others about the marriage amendment

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Latino Family Day

Latino Family Day

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

About 2,500 members of the archdiocese’s Latino community came together Oct. 20 for Latino Family Day at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Quotes form this week’s newsmakers – October 25, 2012

Quotes form this week’s newsmakers – October 25, 2012

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

“If Marylanders do not repeal the same-sex marriage law by voting against Question 6, what happened to Dr. Angela McCaskill is just a taste of what will happen to religious institutions, ministries, businesses and other individuals.”
— Mary Ellen Russell

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Successes, challenges of being an evangelizing parish

Successes, challenges of being an evangelizing parish

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lay leaders hear that personal invitation, hospitality among keys to effective evangelization

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Twelve Apostles: Sinners called by Jesus to serve

Twelve Apostles: Sinners called by Jesus to serve

| Father Michael Van Sloun | October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

We, like the apostles, are asked to be evangelizers, as unworthy as we may be

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St. Agnes kids prove cemetery visit can be fun

St. Agnes kids prove cemetery visit can be fun

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was an odd sight: 35 teenagers laughing, running and playing — in a cemetery.

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All Saints and All Souls

All Saints and All Souls

| October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

All Saints is the feast honoring all of the saints of the Church.

All Souls Day is the commemoration of all the faithfully departed.

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