Archive for July, 2014

Appointments – July 17, 2014

Appointments – July 17, 2014

| July 17, 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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Church’s support of farmers vital to well-being

Church’s support of farmers vital to well-being

Every summer, the Archdiocese, through its Office of Parish Services, sponsors a celebration entitled “Rural Life Sunday.” The celebration generally takes place on a farm in one of our many rural parishes spread throughout the 12 counties that comprise our local Church. This year’s event was hosted by the parish of Immaculate Conception in Watertown on Sunday, June 22.

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Environmental debates need prudence, principles

Environmental debates need prudence, principles

| Jason Adkins | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Americans are more conscious than ever of their responsibility to be good stewards of the environment. Years of successful public relations campaigns and the work of tireless activists have ensured that protecting Creation is at the forefront of public discourse.

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Smartphones and daydreams

Smartphones and daydreams

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have very few stare-off-into-space moments these days. Nearly every minute is filled with something claiming my attention. I can’t blame this entirely on my two young kids, nor can I blame it on the teaching job that claims vast amounts of attention 10 months out of the year. These are factors in my busy-ness, yes, but there’s another, more insidious force that always seems to fill the empty spaces in my life.

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Holy Father as a Jesuit

Holy Father as a Jesuit

| Father Kenneth Doyle | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Is Pope Francis still bound by the religious vows he professed as a Jesuit? I would imagine that Ignatian spirituality still plays a large role in his daily life, but is he still technically a member of the religious order? As pope, would he no longer be subject in obedience to the Jesuit Superior General?

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July 20-26 is National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

July 20-26 is National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The dates of National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” (July 25), which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother.

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Why sit and wait when you can educate?

Why sit and wait when you can educate?

| By Annmarie Kirsch for The Catholic Spirit | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

At doctor’s office, local woman sees opportunity to introduce Natural Family Planning

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Natural family planners cautious about new fertility monitoring apps

Natural family planners cautious about new fertility monitoring apps

| Nancy Frazier O’Brien | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

As new fertility monitoring applications such as Clue and Glow make news, specialists in natural family planning caution that any technological application is only as good as the expertise behind it and the comfort level of its users.

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Archdiocese seeks leader for advocacy, child protection

Archdiocese seeks leader for advocacy, child protection

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is seeking a director to lead its enhanced victim advocacy and child protection in the new Office of Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards.

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Local group continues legacy of Vincentian priest

Local group continues legacy of Vincentian priest

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 2004, more than 10,000 people from across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have experienced hope and healing through an annual six-day silent retreat created by Vincentian Father Joseph K. Bill.

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Feeding the hungry, with a twist

Feeding the hungry, with a twist

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four friends from the retirement apartments, a woman who just lost her mom, a dad with two young children and a group of young people who study apologetics together. This is an unlikely group to come together to share a meal, company and conversation.

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‘I came for diapers, and left with hope’

‘I came for diapers, and left with hope’

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women seeing success with life coaching at pregnancy resource centers

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