Archive for September, 2014

Digital Edition – September 11, 2014

Digital Edition – September 11, 2014

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Father Martin Fleming wins award, All Saints help earthquake victims, Chesterton Academy Italian connection, Pope does Google Hangout, The Amazing Parish, Retirement planning, Rediscover: ticket contest

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‘The Giver’ and the fading memory of Christianity

‘The Giver’ and the fading memory of Christianity

| Father Robert Barron | September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

What makes the society in “The Giver” most like contemporary Europe is the forgetfulness of Christianity. The source of the greatest suffering throughout human history is the attempt to deal with original sin on our own.

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The 20-something decorator: creating beauty at home

The 20-something decorator: creating beauty at home

| Christina Capecchi | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Decorating is not just an exercise in aesthetics, but in awareness and gratitude, an attempt to create a little beauty in the place where you hang your key, lay your head and stack your dishes.

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Special collection to help pay down restoration debt

Special collection to help pay down restoration debt

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will take up a special collection at Masses Sept. 20-21 to help the Cathedral of St. Paul pay down the debt remaining from emergency exterior restorations made a decade ago.

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Renegade researchers and the future of biomedicine

Renegade researchers and the future of biomedicine

| Father Tad Pacholczyk | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Embryos are as human as you and I; they’re simply younger, smaller and more vulnerable. They ought to be accorded the same respect that every human being deserves, as a matter of basic human rights. Human dignity demands nothing less.

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The marginalized include those with mental illness

The marginalized include those with mental illness

| Deacon Jim Marschall | September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

The recent death of actor Robin Williams has drawn attention to the tragedy of mental illness and suicide, but I fear that as weeks pass, it is slipping quietly from our consciousness.

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Columnist combines sports and religion to awaken the spiritual

Columnist combines sports and religion to awaken the spiritual

| John Rosengren | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In his new book “Faith On First,” a collection of his religion columns that originally appeared in the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press, Charles Honey’s dual passions for religion and sports converge in these columns, where he turns a benevolent eye toward both.

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Numbers talk: great potential for religious vocations

Numbers talk: great potential for religious vocations

| September 11, 2014

This Archdiocese has been very blessed with the number of priestly vocations we have had of late. Last year, I was privileged to ordain 10 new priests; this year, six new priests and, God willing, seven new priests for next year. I do not know how many dioceses or archdioceses can make such a boast! We also begin this academic year with 62 seminarians studying for the Archdiocese, 12 of whom are entering first-year college! God has truly been good to us!

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Appointments – September 11, 2014

Appointments – September 11, 2014

| September 11, 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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Los números hablan: un gran potencial para las vocaciones religiosas

Los números hablan: un gran potencial para las vocaciones religiosas

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Esta Arquidiócesis ha sido muy bendecida con el número de vocaciones sacerdotales que hemos tenido en los últimos tiempos. El año pasado, tuve el privilegio de ordenar diez nuevos sacerdotes, este año seis, y si Dios quiere, siete nuevos sacerdotes para el próximo año. No sé cuántas diócesis o arquidiócesis tienen tal orgullo. También iniciamos este año académico con 62 seminaristas estudiando para la Arquidiócesis, ¡12 de los cuales están entrando en el primer año de universidad! ¡Dios ha sido realmente bueno con nosotros!

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Seniors find community life has perks, blessings

Seniors find community life has perks, blessings

| Julia Willis | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

After a person retires, the support and encouragement of family and friends become a crucial part of daily living.

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Parents . . . start your engines

Parents . . . start your engines

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Elko Speedway, drivers race against each other in a Driving for Excellence fundraiser for Holy Cross School in Webster.

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