Archive for March, 2014

Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was a packed house for the 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine March 23, as parishioners, friends and alumni of its school gathered to celebrate the blessing of a new parish life center.

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Appointments – March 27, 2014

Appointments – March 27, 2014

| March 27, 2014 | 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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Let us be men and women of hope

Let us be men and women of hope

| March 27, 2014

“I pray that this experience will purify us in such a way so as to be more compassionate and understanding, enabling us to be better prepared to reach out, as Pope Francis says, to those who are on the periphery, on the margins.”

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Lent and the path of most resistance

Lent and the path of most resistance

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | March 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Nearly every year, I feel as though I’m not doing enough to celebrate Lent. Other people seem to have profoundly meaningful Lenten experiences, while I usually arrive at Easter thinking, “I didn’t do much with those 40 days, did I?”

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Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

| March 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Julie Gergen leaned in toward the window of her seventh-floor apartment on the northwest edge of downtown Minneapolis to take in the view.

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Local priests to renew promises at annual Chrism Mass

Local priests to renew promises at annual Chrism Mass

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The annual Chrism Mass at which Archbishop John Nienstedt blesses the sacramental holy oils for the upcoming year also serves another essential purpose for priests — renewing the promises they made on their ordination day.

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Conference speaker: World needs ‘men of conscience’

Conference speaker: World needs ‘men of conscience’

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Near the end of the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 22, Father Bill Baer, the event’s emcee, invited boys 18 and under to come forward to the stage at the University of St. Thomas Field House to greet speaker Brian Bonin.

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Obituary – Deacon Frank Schneider

Obituary – Deacon Frank Schneider

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deacon Frank Schneider, 82, of Roseville, died March 14.

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News notes – March 27, 2014

News notes – March 27, 2014

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Event honors Sisters in the Twin Cities
College of St. Benedict names new president
Perpetual adoration chapel at St. Gabriel

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Overheard – March 27, 2014

Overheard – March 27, 2014

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I ask that you have the grace to be very close to your children, letting them grow, but being by their side. They need you, your presence, to be there, your love!”
— Pope Francis, speaking to fathers present in St. Peter’s Square March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal church and Jesus’ earthly father

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In Pictures – March 27, 2014

In Pictures – March 27, 2014

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

GRAND OPENING
SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Minnesota business owners opposing HHS mandate await Supreme Court decision

Minnesota business owners opposing HHS mandate await Supreme Court decision

| Susan Klemond | March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Owners of eight Minnesota for-profit companies who have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over its contraception mandate have much at stake as the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates on the issue and prepares to rule on two similar cases, expected this summer.

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