Archive for November, 2014

Encyclical on ecology due out ‘early next year’

Encyclical on ecology due out ‘early next year’

| Joe Towalski for The Catholic Spirit | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology will address a wide range of issues related to the environment, including how they impact the world’s poor and marginalized, said the chief of staff to Cardinal Peter Turkson, who is advising the pope in its drafting.

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New director helps tell story of Asmat artisans

New director helps tell story of Asmat artisans

| November 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

The Gallery in the University of St. Thomas’ Anderson Student Center is home of the American Museum of Asmat Art, a legacy of the Crosier missionaries who helped to bring Catholicism to the Asmat people in Papua New Guinea.

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Symposium speaker examines ‘vocation to agriculture’

Symposium speaker examines ‘vocation to agriculture’

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholics, and not just farmers, should consider “the meaning of a vocation to agriculture,” said the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

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Destination wedding: Catholic Youth Camp

Destination wedding: Catholic Youth Camp

| November 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Long after life jackets were put away for the summer, a group of young adults headed north to Catholic Youth Camp. The weather was too cold swimming, but that didn’t faze Natalie King. She wasn’t there to swim. She was there to get married.

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Special campaign promotes East Side Pride in St. Paul

Special campaign promotes East Side Pride in St. Paul

| Jennifer Janikula | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parishes across the United States will amplify the voice of the poor when they collect donations for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development during Masses on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

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Year of Consecrated Life to help laity learn more about religious

Year of Consecrated Life to help laity learn more about religious

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has dedicated 2015 to be the Year of Consecrated Life. Events are planned in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis beginning Nov. 30.

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Staff reduction part of archdiocese’s budget cuts

Staff reduction part of archdiocese’s budget cuts

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Chancery Corporation has cut nearly $5 million in expenses, almost 20 percent of the Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget, in order to forge sustainable operations. That included the elimination of 11 positions in the Chancery offices.

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Appointments – November 20, 2014

Appointments – November 20, 2014

| November 20, 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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We are a Eucharistic people, a people of gratitude

We are a Eucharistic people, a people of gratitude

| November 20, 2014

One of my father’s favorites was Lou “The Iron Horse” Gehrig, who played first base for the New York Yankees for 17 seasons. He was renowned as a hitter, finishing his batting career with an average of .340, including 493 home runs and 1,995 runs batted in (RBIs). He was a six-time World Series champion and was twice named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He was the first Major League Baseball player to have his uniform number retired and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

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Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

| November 20, 2014

The Lord is always present to help us
Financial officer report
Condensed statements

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Somos un pueblo de Eucaristía y por lo tanto, un pueblo de gratitud

Somos un pueblo de Eucaristía y por lo tanto, un pueblo de gratitud

| November 20, 2014

Uno de los favoritos de mi padre fue Lou “El Caballo de Hierro” Gehrig, que jugó en primera base en los Yankees de Nueva York durante 17 temporadas. Él era conocido como un bateador, terminando su carrera de bateo con un promedio de .340, incluyendo 493 jonrones y 1,995 carreras impulsadas (RBI). Él era un campeón de la Serie Mundial en seis ocasiones y fue nombrado dos veces el Jugador más Valioso de la Liga Americana. Él fue el primer jugador de las Grandes Ligas que tuvo su número de uniforme retirado y fue elegido para el Salón de la Fama en 1939.

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Knights of Malta have commitment to ‘the Lord’s poor’

Knights of Malta have commitment to ‘the Lord’s poor’

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Volunteering at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul is a way for Steve Hawkins to fulfill both his baptismal call and his service in the Knights of Malta, a 900-year-old lay religious order that is active in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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