Archive for November, 2013

Jean Valjean and immigration reform

Jean Valjean and immigration reform

| John Garvey | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

As in “Les Miserables,” the crime illegal immigrants have committed is often motivated by a desire to feed a family. We must be careful of adopting a resolute, unforgiving, uphold-the-law-at-all-costs approach.

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The three comings of Christ

The three comings of Christ

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

You learn an awful lot about our faith when you teach religion to children. I recall two incidents that happened to me when I was a parish priest where kids taught me something about Advent.

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Not just feeding the hungry, but feeding the spirit

Not just feeding the hungry, but feeding the spirit

| Kathy Tomlin | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s easy to forget those for whom a meal is a basic need, those who struggle to put food on the table every day of the year.

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Criminal charges filed against Maplewood priest

Criminal charges filed against Maplewood priest

| November 20, 2013

Father Mark Huberty was criminally charged in Ramsey County District Nov. 19 following accusations made against him by a woman who has alleged inappropriate sexual contact.

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Archdiocese hires outside firm for clergy file review

Archdiocese hires outside firm for clergy file review

| November 14, 2013

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is retaining Kinsale Management Consulting to conduct a third-party review of its clergy files.

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St. Paul Police: KSTP report was wrong

St. Paul Police: KSTP report was wrong

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

St. Paul Police took the unusual step of calling a press conference to rebut information contained in a KSTP media report that falsely claimed Archbishop John Nienstedt and Father Peter Laird are the focus of a criminal investigation for obstruction of justice in a case involving alleged sexual misconduct committed by Father Jonathan Shelley.

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Sex, Truth and the Illumination of our Guilt

Sex, Truth and the Illumination of our Guilt

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guilt has gotten a lot of bad press recently. We live in an age where guilt is practically always something bad, something to get past with the help of a shrink. Particularly when discussing sex, people will declare that religion and morality do nothing more than make people feel guilty. Andrew Aaron, a sex and marriage therapist in New Bedford, Massachusetts seems to subscribe to this view: “Through centuries,” he writes, “religious education has associated sex with what is wrong and sinful rather than what is sacred. Instead of an expression of the divine, sex is suspiciously regarded as weakness of the flesh. The result of this influence is that sexuality, a natural part of being human, is tainted with shame, guilt, and ambivalence.”

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Archdiocese to release names of priests with substantiated claims against them of sexual abuse of a minor

Archdiocese to release names of priests with substantiated claims against them of sexual abuse of a minor

| November 11, 2013

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said it will disclose the names of priests currently living in the archdiocese who have substantiated claims against them of committing sexual abuse against minors.

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Digital Edition – November 7, 2013

Digital Edition – November 7, 2013

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Night of Light – Aim Higher, Pipe organ inaugural concert, Father Tim Norris Homily, Catechism of Hockey, Colleges and Careers, Protecting young people, Penitential prayer service

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Rediscover: family joy

Rediscover: family joy

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Jesus, Mary, Joseph are model for every Christian family
– Family’s love stretches across the globe
– Family: The heart of a culture
– Living in the domestic Church

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St. Cloud welcomes new bishop

St. Cloud welcomes new bishop

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

   

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‘O God, be merciful to me, a sinner’

‘O God, be merciful to me, a sinner’

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

“It is an unrealistic and impossible expectation that we will ever be able to completely eliminate all risk of clergy sexual misconduct and abuse from our Church, no matter how hard we try. But that is no reason for not trying and doing all that we can to do better. Ultimately, however, as weak, imperfect, sinful human people, we must rely on God´s grace and mercy to sustain us and help us in all of our efforts to heal, to reconcile and to protect each other from harm.” – Father Timothy Norris

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