Archive for July, 2015

Para seguir adelante, den una segunda mirada con ojos de fe

Para seguir adelante, den una segunda mirada con ojos de fe

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Había una vez un hombre caminando rápidamente por una calle llena de gente. Cuanto la gente más lo empujaba fuera de su camino, él a su vez los empujaba fuera del suyo. Fue a principios de invierno, con mucho viento y un frío que helaba. El echó un vistazo a una familia que estaba al lado del camino. Rápidamente formó una primera impresión negativa de esta familia. Ya estresado y enojado con la multitud que se movía lentamente. Él los culpó por ser pobres y criticó a los padres por someter a sus hijos pequeños a un clima tan frío. No pasó mucho para que él los viera como un ejemplo de todo lo que está mal con el mundo.

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Read the whole encyclical, not just your favorite part

Read the whole encyclical, not just your favorite part

| Jason Adkins | July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’” is a great gift to the Church and the world, calling everyone to an ecological conversion that embraces an ethic of right relationships with God, our bodies, our neighbors and all of creation. Recognizing, with St. Francis of Assisi, that the sun is a “brother” and the water a “sister” requires first embracing God as father.

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The lowdown on NFP from a working mom

The lowdown on NFP from a working mom

| Rachel Lu | July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

I decided to live contraceptive-free for a very simple reason: I wanted to be Catholic, and as I understood it, those were the rules. Not having grown up in the Church, I naively assumed that this was simply The Done Thing among Catholic women.

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For the beauty of the earth

For the beauty of the earth

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bolstered by ‘Laudato Si’’, parishes aim to engage, protect creation

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A ticket to hell: Dante’s ‘Inferno’ inspires Fringe show

A ticket to hell: Dante’s ‘Inferno’ inspires Fringe show

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

A famous medieval poem is getting a contemporary twist at this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis’ annual smorgasbord of theater, performance art and storytelling. “Tales from Café Inferno” re-imagines the first — and best known — third of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem the “Divine Comedy.” In Fringe’s version, Hell isn’t a series of nine descending circles of suffering; it’s a coffee shop.

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In a category all its own, Opus Dei offers spiritual support

In a category all its own, Opus Dei offers spiritual support

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Local Opus Dei members commemorated the 40th anniversary of the death of their founder, St. Josemaria Escriva, June 26 with a memorial Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul celebrated by Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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‘Where two or three are gathered’

‘Where two or three are gathered’

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The what and why behind lay ecclesial movements

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Archdiocese to sponsor support group for victims/survivors

Archdiocese to sponsor support group for victims/survivors

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Organizers hope specifically to reach men harmed by clergy

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Seminary seeks parish chalices for vocations prayers

Seminary seeks parish chalices for vocations prayers

| July 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

Gleaming and colorful, the ornate chalice that’s been used for liturgies at St. Mary’s Chapel at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity since mid-April doesn’t belong to the seminary.

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Names released of seven Oblate priests accused of sexual abuse

Names released of seven Oblate priests accused of sexual abuse

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the July 7 release of the names of seven Oblate priests credibly accused of abuse, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reached out to the parishes where the men served to show support and assistance for parishioners and any victims/survivors who may come forward.

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Archdiocese not compelled to share video of abuse survivors

Archdiocese not compelled to share video of abuse survivors

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis should not be compelled to post to its website or request parishes to show a video produced by sexual abuse claimants, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled July 9.

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Trials teach immigrant family to lean on each other

Trials teach immigrant family to lean on each other

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Patricio Peña and Enriqueta Alfaro came to the United States 16 years ago, they didn’t expect to find a new home, a new family and a new vocation in the Church.

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