Archive for July, 2013

News Notes: August 1, 2013

News Notes: August 1, 2013

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Champions for Life Awards
Fundraiser set for Cretin-Derham Hall grad battling injury
Japanese girls’ choir to perform at Cathedral

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 1, 2013

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 1, 2013

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

“May Our Lord Jesus Christ bless and protect them, and may the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph intercede for them.”
— Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, in a statement of congratulations to Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth July 22 of their first son, George Alexander Louis, who is third in line for the British throne

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Minneapolis parish honors active members over 90

Minneapolis parish honors active members over 90

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

St. Bridget in Minneapolis honored active parishioners who are age 90 or older with a special Mass and brunch July 27.

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An introduction to ‘Lumen Fidei’

An introduction to ‘Lumen Fidei’

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Join in a discussion of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter “Lumen Fidei” at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Cathedral of St. Paul’s Hayden Hall.

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Open Window Theatre announces new season

Open Window Theatre announces new season

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Open Window Theatre has announced its schedule for the 2013-2014 season. After the successful premiere last spring of the play “Mercy Unrelenting,” it is returning to start the new season Sept. 20-Oct. 13. “Mercy Unrelenting” is about Maria Goretti, a young Italian girl who is murdered, and the later transformation of her murderer, Alessandro. Also […]

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Why Catholics call churches home

Why Catholics call churches home

| Mark Zimmermann | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

In new book, cardinal and co-author explain features of a typical Catholic church

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Does big government crowd religion into a corner?

Does big government crowd religion into a corner?

| John Garvey | July 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

In a world where the government is so big that it regulates the smallest aspects of our daily lives, we have had to reconceive religious freedom.

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Path to holiness paved by humility, doing God’s will

Path to holiness paved by humility, doing God’s will

| Deacon Paul Shovelain | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Prestige, status, honor, glory, wealth: Are these the things that motivate us? The Scriptures for this coming weekend seek to purify our motivation. In the Gospel, Jesus warns against greed. His parable about the farmer encourages us to store up treasure in heaven rather than on earth.

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New same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation imperils religious liberty

New same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation imperils religious liberty

| July 31, 2013 | 6 Comments

The legal landscape has changed. The bottom line is that, on Aug. 1, acting on your belief that marriage is between a man and a woman could get you punished in Minnesota.

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Pope Francis isn’t changing course on Church teaching

Pope Francis isn’t changing course on Church teaching

| July 31, 2013 | 3 Comments

Despite the spin many media put on his comments from a recent news conference, Pope Francis really didn’t drop any bombshells

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Upcoming events focus on Church teaching about women

Upcoming events focus on Church teaching about women

| Sharon Wilson | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Events mark anniversary of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s letter “On the Dignity and Vocation of Women.”

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Mississippi kids welcome group from Savage

Mississippi kids welcome group from Savage

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

A group of 41 teens, young adults and chaperones from St. John the Baptist in Savage recently spent six days on a road trip to their sister parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the small town of Houston, Miss., to organize a vacation Bible school program for elementary school students there.

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