Archive for July, 2015

At the heart of ‘Laudato Si’’: Everything is connected

At the heart of ‘Laudato Si’’: Everything is connected

| Cindy Wooden | July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

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Analyzing ruling’s implications will take time, Church officials say

Analyzing ruling’s implications will take time, Church officials say

| Julie Asher | July 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.

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Holy Angels Africa trips inspire teacher’s heart for animal conservation

Holy Angels Africa trips inspire teacher’s heart for animal conservation

| Susan Budig for The Catholic Spirit | July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield begins each year with a theme to provide focus for their teachers as they design their lesson plans. In 2007, the theme was Care for God’s Creation. It was something that stayed with Dave Marshak, who was then a new social studies teacher and girls soccer coach. It was still in his mind five years later as he pointed and aimed at a tawny lioness in Tanzania. When he was sure of his shot, he pulled the shutter on his camera.

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Gratitude for God’s goodness in trying times

Gratitude for God’s goodness in trying times

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | July 2, 2015

This past week we celebrated the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, the patronal feast of our archdiocese. It provided for me an opportunity to be grateful for the gift of our archdiocese. I thought of the many incredible priests who serve so faithfully and I am privileged to count as my brothers. I thought of the dedicated lay people and religious who inspire me by their holiness as they try to pursue a life of discipleship with Jesus.

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Appointments – July 2, 2015

Appointments – July 2, 2015

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

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Agradecimiento por la bondad de Dios durante tiempos dificiles

Agradecimiento por la bondad de Dios durante tiempos dificiles

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | July 2, 2015

La semana pasada celebramos la solemnidad de los Santos Pedro y Pablo, la fiesta patronal de nuestra arquidiócesis. Me dio la oportunidad de estar agradecido por el regalo de nuestra arquidiócesis. Pensé en los muchos sacerdotes increíbles que sirven tan fielmente y de tener el privilegio de contar como mis hermanos. Pensé en los laicos dedicados y religiosos que me inspiran por su santidad en su intento de seguir una vida de discipulado con Jesús.

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Drinking with the saints, reclaiming Catholic merriment

Drinking with the saints, reclaiming Catholic merriment

| Christina Capecchi | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The mention of booze generates a look of horror among many of the non-drinkers living and working alongside Michael P. Foley in Waco, Texas, where the Catholic dad teaches at a dry Baptist college. There’s a “skittishness,” he says.

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Cretin-Derham Hall’s Engler nears end of his 25-year journey as school president

Cretin-Derham Hall’s Engler nears end of his 25-year journey as school president

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A 25-year-old photo sits in the office of Dick Engler, president of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul.

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Speaker: Religious freedom starts from within

Speaker: Religious freedom starts from within

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

By cultivating freedom in their own hearts first through prayer and the Eucharist, Catholics will be best equipped to live their faith and promote religious freedom in a society that is increasingly hostile to Christianity, said Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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‘His hobby is people’

‘His hobby is people’

| Christina Capecchi | July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Hebda, a shepherd living among the flock

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Religious liberty: What are the threats, and what can Catholics do?

Religious liberty: What are the threats, and what can Catholics do?

| July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

In a country founded on Christian principles, more and more, secular culture is paving the way for a “de-Christianized” nation where religious liberty means people can practice their faith as long as it’s done behind closed doors.

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In Mendota, archdiocese’s oldest parish turns 175

In Mendota, archdiocese’s oldest parish turns 175

| Maria Becker for The Catholic Spirit | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

What began in 1840 as a group of 185 Catholics with a log cabin and a strong desire to take part in the sacraments is now known as the oldest Catholic parish in Minnesota.

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