Archive for May, 2013

Competing on game show ‘good witness’ of joy of giving life to Christ

Competing on game show ‘good witness’ of joy of giving life to Christ

| Zoey Di Mauro | May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The right earlobe, right thumb and right big toe,” answered Sister Peter Joseph.

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Jill Reilly to serve as acting superintendent of Catholic schools

Jill Reilly to serve as acting superintendent of Catholic schools

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reilly served as president of Academy of Holy Angels from 1995 until her retirement in 2011 when she was given the honorary title of president emeritus. She continues to serve Catholic schools in an advisory capacity through her consulting practice.

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10 men ordained priests for archdiocese

10 men ordained priests for archdiocese

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The seminarians comprised the largest ordination class since 2005.

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Marriage Day set for June 8 at Cathedral

Marriage Day set for June 8 at Cathedral

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Married couples are invited to join Archbishop John Nienstedt on June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul for Archdiocesan Marriage Day featuring Mass, renewal of vows, and a short reception.

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Digital Edition – May 23, 2013

Digital Edition – May 23, 2013

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Oklahoma City Tornado, Zach Sobiech succombs to cancer, Redefining marriage, Meet our new priests, Rediscover: The roots of our faith

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Rediscover: The roots of our faith

Rediscover: The roots of our faith

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Church’s beginnings rooted in Christ, sending of apostles
– In the beginning
– The things they carried
– Pilgrimages to Holy Land, Rome bring Scripture to life
– Personal witness is key to evangelization efforts
– Summer Share Project gives Catholics easy way to evangelize

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Meet our new priests

Meet our new priests

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Read Q & As with the 10 men who will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Appointments – May 23, 2013

Appointments – May 23, 2013

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

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

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Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Holy orders is one of the seven sacraments. It, along with the sacrament of marriage, belongs to a special group of sacraments known as the Sacraments of Commitment. These two sacraments are “sacraments at the service of communion,” “directed toward the salvation of others,” and “serve to build up the people of God”.

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Well-timed letter helps forge path to vocation

Well-timed letter helps forge path to vocation

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Three pivotal life experiences led me to seriously consider the Catholic priesthood: Receiving a letter from the associate pastor of my home parish when I was just 10 years old, encouraging me to prayerfully consider a priestly vocation; attending a Calling of St. Andrew Dinner at the archbishop’s residence when I was 15 years old and witnessing the joys of diocesan priesthood; and participating in the wedding of my twin sister, Renée, when we were just 21 years old, seeing that a lifelong vocational discernment could be made freely and peacefully.” – Deacon James Peterson

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Grandfather’s handiwork is at the heart of it all

Grandfather’s handiwork is at the heart of it all

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“That darn little voice, so beautiful, yet so insistent, saying to me, ‘Lenny, follow me.’ Eucharistic adoration was a tremendous help in this regard. Plus, various people saying with a slight jest now and then, ‘You’d make a great priest’ certainly didn’t hurt.” – Deacon Leonard Andrie

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Catholic convert desires to make ‘real sacrifice’

Catholic convert desires to make ‘real sacrifice’

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I was particularly enamored by the stories of the English martyrs, who became priests to bring the sacraments back to England, knowing that they would eventually be hunted down and put to death. Their witness spoke to me across the centuries.” – Deacon Spencer Howe

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