Archive for April, 2015

Mass for champions

Mass for champions

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt invited the Hill-Murray Pioneers to come for Mass and lunch to celebrate their Class AA state championship.

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Commemorating the Voting Rights Act

Commemorating the Voting Rights Act

| Jason Adkins | April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Voting Rights Act, which is one of the most important and effective pieces of civil rights legislation enacted in this country’s history, more work needs to be done to ensure that racism and other inequities do not inhibit anyone from fully participating in community life.

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Why was new Little Canada clinic hidden in the closet?

Why was new Little Canada clinic hidden in the closet?

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of my wife’s favorite stories about growing up as one of the big sisters in her family has to do with the innocence of her younger sisters — and their guilt.

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New director aims to spread understanding of deacons’ role

New director aims to spread understanding of deacons’ role

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deacon John Belian said he should be better able to prioritize his work as the new director of the diaconate in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis after four listening sessions with deacons this spring.

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What does a Catholic deacon do?

What does a Catholic deacon do?

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s a commonly asked question, and local deacons are happy to respond

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Anoka deacon: Despite barriers, God called

Anoka deacon: Despite barriers, God called

| April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Deacon Ramon Garcia’s father died when he was young. At age 17, he started working to support his family in Mexico.

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Digital Edition – April 23, 2015

Digital Edition – April 23, 2015

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Claims filing deadline, Autism song, National Association of Diaconate Directors, Dunrovin Retreat, Father Barron at UST, ACCW vision, New schools direction, Thomas DeJak family

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100 years later: Twin Cities community gathers to remember Armenian massacres

100 years later: Twin Cities community gathers to remember Armenian massacres

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been nearly 100 years since, broken in health, nerves shattered, her mind distressed by tragic memories, a 20-year-old Armenian girl arrived at the doorstep of her brother’s Minneapolis home.

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Archbishop urges passage of voter restoration bill for felons

Archbishop urges passage of voter restoration bill for felons

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an April 22 letter to legislators, he said doing so would help offenders renew their lives, reduce recidivism, conserve public resources and “help foster the political participation of minority communities disproportionately affected by the current criminal justice system.”

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Diaconate ‘an essential dimension’ of Church

Diaconate ‘an essential dimension’ of Church

| April 23, 2015

I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming the National Association of Diaconate Directors (NAAD) to the Archdiocese for their annual convention from Tuesday, April 21, through Friday, April 24. On their agenda for this gathering are preparations for their 2018 Congress, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the re-establishment of the permanent diaconate here in the United States of America.

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Ministerio del diaconado, una dimensión especial de la iglesia

Ministerio del diaconado, una dimensión especial de la iglesia

| April 23, 2015

Tengo el gran placer de dar la bienvenida a la Asociación Nacional de Directores del Diaconado (NAAD) a ésta Arquidiócesis para su convención anual que se llevará a cabo desde el martes 21 hasta el viernes 24 de abril. En su agenda para esta reunión se encuentran los preparativos para su Congreso 2018, donde celebrarán el 50 aniversario del establecimiento del diaconado permanente en los Estados Unidos de América.

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God made us  for love and joy

God made us for love and joy

| Jean Stolpestad for The Catholic Spirit | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the dawn of time, people have desired to find meaning and purpose for their lives. In our age of competing and conflicting philosophies, Catholics unabashedly proclaim a deep confidence in knowing the way, the truth and the life. We fully believe that we are created out of love, for love. We are made for joy.

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