Archive for April, 2015

Catholic Hmong mark 20 years at parish with Easter celebration

Catholic Hmong mark 20 years at parish with Easter celebration

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Story cloths, for Hmong families, are hand-sewn histories.

Colorful threads intricately crafted into tapestries tell of episodes in the lives of mountain village families, how they lived, often how they survived.

Valued as art, story cloths are among the displays in the current exhibit at the Minnesota History Center, “We Are Hmong Minnesota.”

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Behold the wood

Behold the wood

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annual Good Friday prayer service April 3. Hundreds gathered to pray, sing and hear reflections from local religious leaders from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Clergy included Archbishop John Nienstedt, Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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Archdiocese: Proposal to move claim deadline to August fair to victims, reorganization process

Archdiocese: Proposal to move claim deadline to August fair to victims, reorganization process

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a motion April 1 to require all proofs of claims against it involving child sexual abuse by clergy to be filed by Aug. 3. The proposed deadline is an effort to move quickly toward a plan for Reorganization, said an attorney representing the archdiocese.

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Commitment to helping families a draw for St. Albert parishioner attending World Meeting, papal visit

Commitment to helping families a draw for St. Albert parishioner attending World Meeting, papal visit

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeannine Backstrom has cleared her calendar for the fourth week in September, when she and her husband, Gregg, will join Catholics from around the world in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families — an event that includes Mass with Pope Francis.

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From the attic to the inbox, the American accumulation problem

From the attic to the inbox, the American accumulation problem

| Christina Capecchi | April 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

One of the ironies of our age of excess is how the littlest among us come with such outsized equipment. And then there is the strange reality that Americans pay to store the things we cannot fit in our homes, driving demand for more than 78 square miles of rentable self-storage – more than three times the size of Manhattan.

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Seminarian play comically shows ‘dark side’ of parish life

Seminarian play comically shows ‘dark side’ of parish life

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Parish disagreements aren’t usually dangerous. But when an unconventional liturgist challenges the status quo, even murder is possible — at least in a play seminarians at the St. Paul Seminary are producing this month.

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