Archive for August, 2013

Citizenship path, family unity key to immigration reform

Citizenship path, family unity key to immigration reform

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit recently interviewed Kevin Appleby, director of migration policy and public affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He will speak Sept. 4 at a discussion on faith and federal immigration reform hosted by Archbishop John Nienstedt at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. The following is an edited version of the interview.

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Parish welcomes head of Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Parish welcomes head of Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

| August 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

Parishioners and visitors to All Saints in Minneapolis gathered after Mass recently to welcome Father John Berg, a Bloomington native who now heads a group of priests dedicated to offering the traditional Latin Mass.

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Tell us about your Summer Share Project success story

Tell us about your Summer Share Project success story

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do you have an inspiring story to tell about how it helped someone connect or reconnect with the Catholic faith?

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Digital Edition – August 15, 2013

Digital Edition – August 15, 2013

| August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leading With Faith, From Age to Age, Rediscover Song, Rediscover: The Local Church, Mary Jo Copeland

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Rediscover: The Local Church

Rediscover: The Local Church

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

– What is a parish? A diocese? Why do we have them?
– Rediscover: initiative transforms mom’s understanding of ‘local Church’
– Toothpicks to heaven
– New website encourages Catholics to share their inspiring faith stories

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Plaque to honor historic St. Joseph Church of Lexington

Plaque to honor historic St. Joseph Church of Lexington

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Friends of St. Joseph Church, formerly in Lexington, will gather at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18 to unveil a commemorative plaque honoring the now-closed church’s 110-year history.

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Need is growing to collaborate and coordinate senior care

Need is growing to collaborate and coordinate senior care

| Deacon Dan Gannon | August 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

Genevieve is a senior in our archdiocese. She is 78 years old, a widow and has been a devout Catholic her whole life. She has served her parish in several capacities, sending her children through the parish school, and is a proud grandmother.

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Super Bowl champ speaks to men about defending faith

Super Bowl champ speaks to men about defending faith

| August 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

“I love the Catholic faith and I strive to be a good Catholic,” he said. “We have to defend the faith because it is under attack. There’s no doubt about it.”

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Reilly will stay on as interim Catholic schools superintendent

Reilly will stay on as interim Catholic schools superintendent

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

At its Opening Leadership Meeting on Aug. 8, the chair of the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Advisory Council announced that Jill Reilly will continue to serve as interim superintendent of Catholic schools through fall 2014. The previous superintendent, Marty Frauenheim, retired last year.

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Archdiocese sponsors second Latino Family Day

Archdiocese sponsors second Latino Family Day

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will sponsor the second annual Latino Family Day from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Como Park in St. Paul.

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Discussion on faith and federal immigration reform

Discussion on faith and federal immigration reform

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will host a discussion on faith and federal immigration reform Sept. 4 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.

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The boldness of the Word

The boldness of the Word

| Deacon Joseph Kavuma | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jesus is many times presented as a nice person: kind, compassionate and a ­gentle shepherd.

However, we are reminded this week that Jesus is uncompromising and demanding. God did not send his only Son to entertain us: He came to proclaim and teach the truth, which often collides with our lives.

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