Archive for August, 2015

Veteran Dodgers’ broadcaster suggests retirement after 2016 season

Veteran Dodgers’ broadcaster suggests retirement after 2016 season

| Mike Nelson | August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The beloved 87-year-old broadcaster — once voted by fans as the “Most Popular Dodger” of all — said Aug. 28 he will return for one more season, but on Aug. 29 told a news conference at Dodger Stadium that “realistically, next year will be the last one.”

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At almost 102, ‘Prof Brown’ isn’t short on memories

At almost 102, ‘Prof Brown’ isn’t short on memories

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to anti-Catholic prejudice, LeRoy Brown became a teacher at St. Thomas Academy for nearly two decades then a fighter for fairness for Catholics on many fronts.

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Daily Scriptures: August 30, 2015 – September 13, 2015

Daily Scriptures: August 30, 2015 – September 13, 2015

| August 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Aug. 30
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
James 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

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‘Largest ever’ crowd protests at Planned Parenthood Aug. 22

‘Largest ever’ crowd protests at Planned Parenthood Aug. 22

| August 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

Although estimates of the numbers vary widely, the largest-ever crowd to protest outside the St. Paul Planned Parenthood office Aug. 22 is a sign of renewed support for the pro-life movement, according to Scott Fischbach, executive director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.

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Turkey store gives $10K to St. Vincent de Paul Center to fight hunger

Turkey store gives $10K to St. Vincent de Paul Center to fight hunger

| August 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

In an effort to combat hunger in its community, the Jennie O Turkey Store Faribault manufacturing plant donated $10,000 to the city’s St. Vincent de Paul Center Aug. 13. The Catholic-based, volunteer-run charitable organization provides food, clothing, furniture and financial aid to people in need.

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Digital Edition – August 27, 2015

Digital Edition – August 27, 2015

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Back to School, Cuba embargo, Brewing monks, MN abortion law, Siena Symposium, Gay and Catholic, From Age to Age

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Roseville priest under investigation following abuse allegation

Roseville priest under investigation following abuse allegation

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis stated Aug. 27 that it received a credible allegation of sexual abuse against Father Robert Fitzpatrick, pastor of two Roseville parishes, Corpus Christi and St. Rose of Lima. The allegation is under investigation.

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Amid family challenges, hope in God’s plan

Amid family challenges, hope in God’s plan

| Betsy Kneepkens | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

When someone says they see a perfect family, I say look deeper. Families are messy, unpredictable and stressful. That is because human relationships are chaotic and capricious, and a family is the deepest form of being in relationship with others.

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Father’s love for gay son key to conversion

Father’s love for gay son key to conversion

| August 27, 2015 | 11 Comments

“I was nervous telling him, even though I was 36 years old at the time,” Richard said. “He was actually tinkering on the car, and that’s a good time to catch him because he loved doing mechanics. So, I shared with him that I had same-sex attraction.”

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Vatican and the Middle East; papal trip expenses

Vatican and the Middle East; papal trip expenses

| Father Kenneth Doyle | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. The pope will soon be visiting the United States and will speak about the treatment of the poor. Before his visit, many millions of dollars will probably be spent to pretty up the churches in three cities, as well as the surrounding areas.

Some time ago, the same thing happened in San Antonio. Whole neighborhoods were cleaned up just for the pope to drive through them. Could not this money be better spent for direct help to the poor and the homeless?

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Only God’s laws bring true freedom

Only God’s laws bring true freedom

| Deacon Joe Zablinski | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

We all desire to be free and to truly live our lives as we are meant to live them. We can try to achieve this in different ways. We can see that the Scots tried to achieve political freedom through fighting a war against the English. Moses tells Israel to observe the Lord’s statutes and decrees “that [they] may live and may enter in and take possession of the land” that God gives them. But more than land and space to live, the first reading for Aug. 30 shows us that God and his law bring true freedom.

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Back to School

Back to School

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Catholic education vicar, and Jason Slattery, director, outline vision for new schools mission office

City Connects program aims to bridge achievement gap in seven urban Catholic schools

Schools share new leadership and initiatives, from multimillion-dollar buildings to yoga class

Three local principals describe what it’s taking to turn their schools around

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