Archive for October, 2012

News Notes – October 11, 2012

News Notes – October 11, 2012

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– Latino family day
– Parish anniversaries

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – October 11, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – October 11, 2012

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“Works of charity and justice are one of the most powerful ways to inspire people to see what the church is and think about why they might want to re-engage with it or . . . meet the Lord for the first time.”
— Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., chairman of the board of Catholic Relief Services, who is attending the world Synod of Bishops dedicated to the new evangelization Oct. 7-28 at the Vatican

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Local Native American Catholics to witness Kateri canonization

Local Native American Catholics to witness Kateri canonization

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When Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha is canonized a saint Oct. 21 in Rome, four members of Gichitwaa Kateri parish in Minneapolis will be there to witness it.

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Holocaust survivor to share experiences through paintings, prose and music

Holocaust survivor to share experiences through paintings, prose and music

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A retired University of Minnesota pediatrician, who is also a visual artist and Holocaust survivor, will share a narrative of his experiences through his paintings, prose and music by the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra.

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Singers of all ages drawn to Catholic chorale

Singers of all ages drawn to Catholic chorale

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Gorgeous. Beautiful. Majestic. Powerful. Transcendent. Life-changing.

These are the words members of the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale use to describe the experience of the Latin Mass with a four-part choir, professional orchestra, professional soloists and the classical sacred music of Mozart, Beethoven, Hayden and others.

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Appointments: October 11, 2012

Appointments: October 11, 2012

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His Excellency, the Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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‘Lily of the Mohawks’ is great mentor for all

‘Lily of the Mohawks’ is great mentor for all

| October 11, 2012

This soon-to-be new saint showed a remarkable desire to live a life of virtue

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Msgr. James Habiger, social justice advocate, dies

Msgr. James Habiger, social justice advocate, dies

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Msgr. Habiger, former executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, died Oct. 9. He was 85.

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Study of never-married Catholics gives insight into vocations future

Study of never-married Catholics gives insight into vocations future

| Dennis Sadowski | October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a survey of Catholics age 14 and older, about 12 percent of males and 10 percent of females said they considered a religious vocation at least “a little seriously,” a study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University found.

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Jesus, the greatest and the model evangelizer

Jesus, the greatest and the model evangelizer

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Evangelization is to tell the story of Jesus; to introduce or reintroduce people to Jesus; to bring others to belief and help them to deepen their faith; and to proclaim, share and spread the Gospel message.

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Why I changed my mind about undocumented immigrants

Why I changed my mind about undocumented immigrants

| Father Joseph Williams | October 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

When I was a sophomore at Stillwater High School I had a social studies class titled “Contemporary Issues.” As part of the class, we formally debated various controversial topics. I don’t remember much about the class, but I clearly remember taking part in a debate on immigration. A classmate and I argued that those who came across the border without papers broke the law and should therefore be prosecuted.

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Church takes reasonable approach on immigration reform

Church takes reasonable approach on immigration reform

| Don Clemmer | October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s popular in some circles today to portray the Catholic Church as the opposite of reasonable.

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