Archive for December, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 20, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 20, 2012

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Our lives will never be the same. But neither will we have to face a single day without the strength and peace that only Christ can give to us. In that strength and in that peace, I am very much united with you today.”
— Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, the bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., from 2001 until he was named to Baltimore in March, in a letter read at all of the Sunday Masses Dec. 16 at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown, Conn.

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Cathedral Young Adults kicks off winter ‘Theology on Tap’

Cathedral Young Adults kicks off winter ‘Theology on Tap’

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The ‘Theology on Tap’ winter series begins January 2 at The Glockenspiel Restaurant in St. Paul.

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As Christmas nears, we pray for courage to do God’s will

As Christmas nears, we pray for courage to do God’s will

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Advent Week 4 — Dec. 23

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Golden opportunity for faith-sharing

Golden opportunity for faith-sharing

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Disciples are sent to proclaim the Good News. Every day is a good day to share the message of Jesus Christ. And, while regular days are good, Christmastime often is even better.

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After Newtown: Moving from darkness into the light

After Newtown: Moving from darkness into the light

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The time has come, no matter your political views, to agree on common sense and necessary actions that will help curb violence

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Couple credits Casa for successful transition

Couple credits Casa for successful transition

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Casa Guadalupana is a house of hospitality rooted in the spirit of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement she helped found. Ask any of the 156 people that have stayed there since 2004, and they’ll say it’s also a family.

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Casa Guadalupana: shelter for families far from home

Casa Guadalupana: shelter for families far from home

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

A young woman is eight months pregnant with nowhere to go.

She is far from home and looking for a safe place to deliver her child. After looking feverishly with her husband, they find a place just in time for her delivery.

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Envisioning a Minnesota without poverty

Envisioning a Minnesota without poverty

| Peter Noll | December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month a coalition called “A Minnesota Without Poverty” convened an anti-poverty conference involving some 40 non-profit advocacy groups to collaborate, reinvigorate and bring fruition to the recommendations of the Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020, issued in 2009.

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What gift will you give to Jesus this Christmas?

What gift will you give to Jesus this Christmas?

| Jeff Cavins for The Catholic Spirit | December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Though Christmas will soon be happening on the liturgical calendar, the rest of the world has already been celebrating Christmas with decorations in every shop window and every ad on television.

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Archdiocese in compliance with charter requirements

Archdiocese in compliance with charter requirements

| December 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was found to be in compliance with all articles of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” for the 2011-2012 audit period, according to a letter from StoneBridge Business Partners of Rochester, N.Y., which conducted the onsite audit.

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We light a special wreath candle this week as a sign of joy

We light a special wreath candle this week as a sign of joy

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today begins the third week of the season of Advent, so we are halfway to Christmas! As we prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ and for the second coming of the Lord, we light three candles, including a special one of a different color.

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Looking for answers in wake of Connecticut school shooting

Looking for answers in wake of Connecticut school shooting

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The initial urge is to ask: Why? Why would someone do this to kids?

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