Archive for February, 2013

Sede vacante

Sede vacante

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is the Vatican insignia representing a the “sede vacante” (vacant see).

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Why priests are happy

Why priests are happy

| February 28, 2013

For all the expectations placed upon them, priests today are experiencing surprisingly low levels of burnout and high levels of satisfaction with their lives

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Evangelizing through beauty

Evangelizing through beauty

| Father Robert Barron | February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his masterpiece “Brideshead Revisited,” Evelyn Waugh implicitly lays out a program of evangelization that has particular relevance to our time.

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Redescubre: initiative making strides in Latino community

Redescubre: initiative making strides in Latino community

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

While most Catholics in the archdiocese may be familiar with the Rediscover: initiative through the free distribution last Christmas of the book “Rediscover Catholicism” and the current Rediscover: Speakers Series, they are likely less familiar with Redescubre: — the initiative’s Spanish-language counterpart.

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Pope Benedict leaves valuable witness for seniors

Pope Benedict leaves valuable witness for seniors

| Sister Contance Veit | February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

As Ash Wednesday approached, I was thinking that this was going to be a Lent like most others. And then came the news on Feb. 11.

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Lenten lesson: Living in the present moment

Lenten lesson: Living in the present moment

| Deacon Dan Gannon | February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The irony of becoming older is that as we grow in wisdom, we hopefully become wise enough to know that we certainly don’t know everything.

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Tending the troops

Tending the troops

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

West St. Paul pastor to serve as National Guard chaplain

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Five ways to evangelize during Lent

Five ways to evangelize during Lent

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Following are common questions Catholics hear during Lent and some evangelizing answers.

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News Notes – February 28, 2013

News Notes – February 28, 2013

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

– MN FoodShare: Parish Lenten food drive opportunity
– Hill-Murray girls take 2nd in state hockey
– Local doctor named Trustee of the Year

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – February 28, 2013

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – February 28, 2013

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Moving from one crisis to another has slowed economic recovery and has kept Congress from finding a sound, moral path to fiscal sustainability. Other important issues go unaddressed, all the increasing cynicism about our political process. Congress’ actions should not provoke serious economic setback or push more people into poverty.”

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From Casimir to Joseph: Saints to remember during Lent

From Casimir to Joseph: Saints to remember during Lent

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Several saints have feast days during this year’s Lenten season. Here are short profiles of some of them, along with suggested Lenten activities that recall their legacy.

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CRS Rice Bowl shines Lenten spotlight on East Timor

CRS Rice Bowl shines Lenten spotlight on East Timor

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

CRS Rice Bowl, which has been in place for more than 37 years, invites Catholics to act on their faith by helping people in need through prayer, sacrifice, solidarity and charity.

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