Archive for May, 2015

In politics, make appeals, not demands

In politics, make appeals, not demands

| Jason Adkins | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a 2012 retreat to Caritas aid workers, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) told those present that truth is like a precious stone: Offer it in your hand, and it draws others to you; hurl it at someone, and it causes injury.

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Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember those who served

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A place for Gary

A place for Gary

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Volunteers celebrate life of homeless man they call friend, prepare proper burial for the Vietnam War veteran

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Faith is expressed in charity, unity, pope says at four religious sisters’ canonization Mass

Faith is expressed in charity, unity, pope says at four religious sisters’ canonization Mass

Declaring four 19th-century women religious saints, Pope Francis said they are models for all Christians of how faith, nourished in prayer, is expressed concretely in acts of charity and the promotion of unity.

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Calling on Mary: Presentation Sisters look to the Blessed Mother in good times and bad

Calling on Mary: Presentation Sisters look to the Blessed Mother in good times and bad

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sisters Michelle Meyers and Kay O’Neil, Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, begin and end each day with prayers for Mary’s intercession.

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New parish creditors committee forms

New parish creditors committee forms

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

A bankruptcy judge has appointed a committee of parish creditors with claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis separate from sexual abuse claimants to work toward a plan for Reorganization with the archdiocese, claimants and the archdiocese’s insurers. Judge Robert Kressel made the ruling following a May 7 hearing.

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Catholics leaving pews; new initiatives aim to be antidotes

Catholics leaving pews; new initiatives aim to be antidotes

| May 21, 2015 | 6 Comments

Each week, Brad Parent goes to Mass on Sunday, but he also attends one weekday Mass and spends an hour in eucharistic adoration. He tries to pray a daily rosary, often splitting the five decades between his short commute to and from work as an actuary in downtown St. Paul. He meets with a spiritual director about once a month, and is an active member of his parish, St. Mark in St. Paul.

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Archdiocesan Marriage Day June 6 celebrates the sacrament

Archdiocesan Marriage Day June 6 celebrates the sacrament

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Couples celebrating 25 and 50 years of wedded life during 2015 will be honored in a special way at 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul that day with Archbishop John Nienstedt presiding. June 6 is also opening day of a special centennial exhibit, “100 Years of Marriage at the Cathedral of St. Paul.”

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With buildings on market, archdiocese parting with pieces of its history

With buildings on market, archdiocese parting with pieces of its history

| May 21, 2015 | 3 Comments

The three buildings the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are selling in St. Paul have long histories of service to the archdiocese and its affiliates.

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Appointments – May 21, 2015

Appointments – May 21, 2015

| May 21, 2015 | 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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Holy Spirit’s gifts, patron saints bolster confirmandi’s lives

Holy Spirit’s gifts, patron saints bolster confirmandi’s lives

In my last column, I devoted some thoughts to the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation, its origin and its meaning. I would like to continue those reflections again this week by focusing on the effects of this great sacrament.

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Los dones del Espiritu Santo y los santos patrones, re-enfuerzan las vidas de los confirmandos

Los dones del Espiritu Santo y los santos patrones, re-enfuerzan las vidas de los confirmandos

En mi última columna, he dedicado algunas reflexiones acerca de la celebración del sacramento de la confirmación, su origen y su significado. Me gustaría continuar esas reflexiones nuevamente esta semana, centrándome en los efectos de este gran sacramento.

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