Archive for July, 2015

Catholic Vietnamese youth at crossroads of cultures

Catholic Vietnamese youth at crossroads of cultures

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Youth ministry leaders of the Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement convened in St. Paul, Minn., July 17-19, for inspiration and support to better be able to share their faith and their culture with younger generations.

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Daily Scriptures: July 19, August 9, 2015

Daily Scriptures: July 19, August 9, 2015

| July 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, July 19
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Ephesians 2:13-18
Mark 6:30-34

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Digital Edition – July 16, 2015

Digital Edition – July 16, 2015

| July 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Hebda’s first Mass, Dante’s Cafe, Green parishes, Jubilees, Supporting abuse survivors, Lay movements, NFP

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Religious women and men celebrate jubilees

Religious women and men celebrate jubilees

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit congratulates the following members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and are celebrating jubilees this year. The information is provided by the religious orders and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous at first, it is possible God could use that proposal to bring healing and holiness, Pope Francis said.

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A change in habit: Sister reflects on 60 years of religious life

A change in habit: Sister reflects on 60 years of religious life

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A young woman walked down the aisle on her wedding day wondering if she was making the right decision. Getting closer to the altar, she saw a statue of the Infant of Prague, its message inviting her to choose her destiny: “If you love me, come follow me.” In a silent response she prayed, “I’m going to go ahead with this, but give me a daughter who’ll be a nun.” Before saying “I do,” she amended her request: “No, make it two.”

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To do Christ’s work, seek him in prayer

To do Christ’s work, seek him in prayer

| Deacon Michael McClellan | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jesus knows our needs, and because he is our one true shepherd, his heart is moved with pity for us. He desires all of us to gather to him as his sheep.

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How to treat a former priest; salvation not defined by birth

How to treat a former priest; salvation not defined by birth

| Father Kenneth Doyle | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Our pastor recently left the priesthood, and now he is advertising on the Web that he is available to perform weddings or funerals (including weddings of gay/lesbian couples.) The Catholic priest who married us has also left the priesthood and is now a Presbyterian minister.

How does a faithful Catholic treat and respond to these men? I wonder what we are doing wrong that so many men are leaving the priesthood.

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Light in a dark world

Light in a dark world

| Jean Stolpestad | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently I read an article that began “marriage is not for you!” I have to admit that line really grabbed my attention. As I continued, the premise of the article emerged: Marriage isn’t about what the individual receives but rather what a person gives.

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Catholic United aiding storm recovery near Brainerd

Catholic United aiding storm recovery near Brainerd

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Representatives from Catholic United Financial in Roseville arrived in the Brainerd area July 15 to aid clean up efforts after severe weather July 12 damaged homes, vehicles, docks and resorts in the area.

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To move forward, take second look with ‘eyes of faith’

To move forward, take second look with ‘eyes of faith’

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 16, 2015

There was once a man hurrying down a crowded street. The more the people pushed him out of their way, the more he pushed them out of his way. It was early winter, windy and freezing cold. He glanced at a family standing off to the side. He quickly formed a negative first impression of this family. He was already stressed out and angry with the slow-moving crowd. He blamed them for being poor and faulted the parents for subjecting their young child to the cold weather. It did not take much for him to see them as an example of all that is wrong with the world.

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Appointments – July 16, 2015

Appointments – July 16, 2015

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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