Archive for October, 2014

Faith comes alive at Archdiocesan Youth Day

Faith comes alive at Archdiocesan Youth Day

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photos from Archdiocesan Youth Day 2014

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Former Catholic schools director remembered as advocate

Former Catholic schools director remembered as advocate

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“He reached out to Catholic educators in our archdiocese to share with others what we were doing in Catholic education,” recalled Gary Wilmer, who is director of personnel and planning for the archdiocese’s Office of Catholic Schools.

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Digital Edition – October 23, 2014

Digital Edition – October 23, 2014

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

From the courtroom to cooperation, Michael Campion hired, Back from Kitui, Path to priesthood?, Saint John’s Abbey architecture, Blessed Paul VI, Who can give blessings?, What to say at a funeral

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Law professors file amicus brief for working pregnant women

Law professors file amicus brief for working pregnant women

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Professors from the University of St. Thomas School of Law are among the primary drafters and organizers of a friend-of-the-court brief in a case involving the protection of working pregnant women that has reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

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News travels fast; let’s make it good news

News travels fast; let’s make it good news

| Deacon Billy Dodge | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a cue from those Christians heroically living their faith today and from the Thessalonian Christians of Paul’s time: In their immediate surroundings, they live the great commandment: love God with your whole heart, mind, and soul, and your neighbor as yourself.

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Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | October 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Dennis Cavanaugh describes his time in the pottery room at the Benedictine Center as a “prayer event, where pottery is the vehicle.”

In the midst of his third pottery series led by Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter on the campus of St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood, Cavanaugh enjoys working with clay, but said the experience offers so much more than practical pottery techniques.

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Widowhood and the curveballs in life

Widowhood and the curveballs in life

| Bill Dodds | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I think if God played Major League Baseball, he’d be a pitcher. He’d pitch mostly fastballs, and then, just to mix things up, an occasional curveball — a big curveball.

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Local hospice offers no-cost care regardless of illness

Local hospice offers no-cost care regardless of illness

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Paula Winsor flew to New York and saw how much pain her sister Connie was in with terminal colon cancer, she knew that bringing her back to Minnesota to be with family toward the end was the right thing to do.

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Appointments: October 23, 2014

Appointments: October 23, 2014

| October 23, 2014 | 2 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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Archdiocese discloses 17 names in interest of accountability

Archdiocese discloses 17 names in interest of accountability

| October 23, 2014

As part of a legal settlement with law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates, the archdiocese reached an agreement on a mechanism to disclose additional names of men with substantiated claims of committing clergy sexual abuse. The first cooperatively-developed disclosure list contains the names of and basic information about 17 men.

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From the courtroom to cooperation

From the courtroom to cooperation

| October 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

The joint agreement that has been reached between the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and Jeff Anderson and Associates and the survivors he represents is a historic moment in our efforts to assure the safety of children and vulnerable adults.

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You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

| Father Troy Przybilla | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone who is discerning the priesthood or religious life should attend events where they are able to talk to seminarians, priests and religious who are living the way of life that they are discerning. A number of discernment events are coming up in the next couple of months.

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