Archive for June, 2013

Love, marriage and pizza delivery

Love, marriage and pizza delivery

| Christina Capecchi | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Holy Spirit works in amazing ways, and one of my favorite examples is when we see it connect a man and a woman and carry them to the altar

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‘Man of Steel’ and preparing for sainthood

‘Man of Steel’ and preparing for sainthood

| Jared Zimmerer | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

To be Superman we must want to be a saint first. For without the desire for greatness, the willingness to lay down your gifts, talents, and life for the mission God has given us, we cannot be saints, thus we cannot be super men and women.

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New HHS lawsuit cites violations of Constitution, religious liberty law

New HHS lawsuit cites violations of Constitution, religious liberty law

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Claiming that the HHS contraception mandate violates their rights under three U.S. constitutional amendments and a 1993 federal law protecting religious liberty, a law firm representing Michael and Stanley Brey, brothers and co-owners of the Monticello-based company named SMA, LLC, filed the third Minnesota lawsuit against the statute earlier this month, bringing the number of cases to more than 60 nationally.

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Local Fortnight for Freedom events

Local Fortnight for Freedom events

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Freedom Forum is June 22 in Mendota
– Holy hour for religious freedom set

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Clergy forum on religious freedom helps prepare priests for current, future threats

Clergy forum on religious freedom helps prepare priests for current, future threats

| Barb Ernster for The Catholic Spirit | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

After attending a pilot program designed to form and educate priests on religious-liberty issues, Father Jonathan Kelly, assistant priest at All Saints in Lakeville, is better prepared to articulate the challenges and threats facing the Church and all Cath­olics, and give resources and encouragement to his parish­ioners.

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Quilts are ‘labor of love’ that graduates will take to college

Quilts are ‘labor of love’ that graduates will take to college

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is an old superstition among quilters that the first person who sleeps under a new quilt will have his or her dreams come true. Members of the quilting group at Pax Christi in Eden Prairie hope this proves true for the recipients of a project they have worked on since last September and recently completed.

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Catholics, Orthodox join to launch online-safety website

Catholics, Orthodox join to launch online-safety website

| Mark Pattison | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Roman Catholics and Greek Orthodox in the United States have collaborated on a new website to instruct Web users, primarily parents, on how youths can navigate the online world, taking advantage of its promise while steering away from its pitfalls.

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Archdiocesan Marriage Day

Archdiocesan Marriage Day

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt honored married couples, especially those celebrating silver and golden anniversaries, during the annual Marriage Day Celebration June 8 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Digital Edition – June 6, 2013

Digital Edition – June 6, 2013

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fortnight for Freedom, Rural Life Sunday, Acting Superintendent of Schools named, Rediscover: The Creed

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Rediscover: The Creed

Rediscover: The Creed

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

– More than checklist, creed is God’s story in miniature
– Youth tracks to be featured at Oct. 12 celebration
– Teen’s road to Church includes public profession of creed
– How the Kardashians keep up
– What do you believe?

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Catholic United Financial organizes event to help victims of disasters

Catholic United Financial organizes event to help victims of disasters

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Also,
– CCF hires new officer, names finance director
– Order of Malta exhibit at Basilica
– Local Catholic author publishes new book

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Why does God choose to heal some but not others?

Why does God choose to heal some but not others?

| Deacon Michael Barsness | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why does God heal some but not others? This is a perturbing question that many might ask when considering the readings for this weekend. Many do not receive the miracles they are looking for; yet, some do.

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