Archive for April, 2015

For family of disabled teen, daily struggles teach ‘incredible love’

For family of disabled teen, daily struggles teach ‘incredible love’

| April 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

Despite Thomas’ need for around-the-clock care, Ann and John describe their son with joy, and say they did not waver in their desire to have more children. Seven more came after Thomas: John Paul, 14; Helen, 12; Julia, 10; Meg, 7; Joseph, 5; Anna, 3; and Francis, 1.

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Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

| Cindy Wooden | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with Church teaching.

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Pope warns religious against ‘crisis of quality’ in consecrated life

Pope warns religious against ‘crisis of quality’ in consecrated life

| Laura Ieraci | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite fewer vocations to consecrated life, those responsible for formation in religious institutes must know how to say no to unsuitable candidates, so as to avoid a “graver crisis of quality” down the road, Pope Francis said.

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The ‘meaning of work’ at heart of day for lay ministers

The ‘meaning of work’ at heart of day for lay ministers

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The ‘meaning of work’ at heart of day for lay ministers

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ACCW hopes to boost  support for local women

ACCW hopes to boost support for local women

| April 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Florence Schmidt plans to make known the many roles of Catholic women in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Integration of the human person LiveFamily! focus

Integration of the human person LiveFamily! focus

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

In order to see marriage correctly, one needs to see “Catholicly,” Father Thomas Loya of the Tabor Life Institute told an audience April 11 at the 2015 LiveFamily! Expo.

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Catholic schools to be served by new mission-focused initiative

Catholic schools to be served by new mission-focused initiative

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new initiative by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for Catholic Schools is unfolding, Bishop Andrew Cozzens announced April 17. It is set to launch July 1.

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Rosemount parish spearheading prison outreach

Rosemount parish spearheading prison outreach

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | April 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Parishioners of St. Joseph in Rosemount saw prison ministry as an underdeveloped outreach, and are making strides to bolster it. Along with St. Joseph’s pastor, Father Paul Jarvis, Kevin and Fay Connors are organizing monthly prayer services for prisoners and their families, as well as regular prison ministry workshops for Catholics who want to join the outreach.

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Speaker: Responsible parenthood begins before baby

Speaker: Responsible parenthood begins before baby

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Moral theology professor says Church’s teachings on sexuality promote meaningful, joyful life

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From our readers: April 23, 2015

From our readers: April 23, 2015

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

What an informative and interesting article on secular institutes and the consecrated life which was published in the April 9 issue of The Catholic Spirit. In today’s world it seems that this life would be especially suitable for many young women and men.

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Why is the Passion read on Palm Sunday and is organ donation OK?

Why is the Passion read on Palm Sunday and is organ donation OK?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I have always wondered why we read the Passion during Palm Sunday services. Palm Sunday is a day of rejoicing and jubilation, as we remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem amid throngs of cheering people.

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Camping to change minds on license issue

Camping to change minds on license issue

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Vigil in front of the State Capitol to promote legislation to allow immigrants living in this country who are not yet citizens to obtain a driver’s license.

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