Archive for September, 2015

St. Kate’s president announces July resignation

St. Kate’s president announces July resignation

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Immaculate Heart of Mary Sister Andrea Lee plans to end her 18-year tenure as president of St. Catherine University effective July 1, 2016.

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Does seeing the pope matter? Philly pilgrims say yes  — and no

Does seeing the pope matter? Philly pilgrims say yes — and no

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

“To be in his presence is so exciting,” said Jean Stolpestad, her eyes filling with tears. “I get to be with my spiritual father, and it’s something I’ve always wanted to experience.”

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Anti-Catholic bigotry fails to dampen call to love in Philadelphia

Anti-Catholic bigotry fails to dampen call to love in Philadelphia

| George P. Matysek Jr. | September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Enter that line and you enter the path of destruction!”

That’s what a man holding a sign filled with Bible verses screamed to me as I came close to a security checkpoint for access to the much-anticipated papal Mass in Philadelphia Sept. 27.

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Pope Francis in the United States

Pope Francis in the United States

| September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everything you need for an armchair pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in the U.S.

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‘Let freedom ring!’ Respect for rights helps society, pope says

‘Let freedom ring!’ Respect for rights helps society, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Not far from where the Liberty Bell is on display, Pope Francis urged the people of the United States to continue to “proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof,” as the bell’s inscription says.

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Pope encounter quick but powerful for Minnesota pilgrims

Pope encounter quick but powerful for Minnesota pilgrims

| September 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

The sense that the chance to see the Holy Father up close was all too fleeting was prevalent among pilgrims from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and not just because many wish they could hold onto the moment forever. Pope Francis’ vehicle drove faster down the street than they expected, making it difficult to both relish the moment and get a coveted photo of the pontiff as he clipped along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Daily Scriptures: September 27 – October 10, 2015

Daily Scriptures: September 27 – October 10, 2015

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Sept. 27
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Numbers 11:25-29
James 5:1-6
Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

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Families urged to emphasize positives, be missionary disciples

Families urged to emphasize positives, be missionary disciples

| Laura Ieraci | September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two well-known Christian preachers agreed: Joy in family life is among the most powerful tools to take Jesus to others.

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Bishop Cozzens: Pope offering ‘beautiful example’ of caring for others

Bishop Cozzens: Pope offering ‘beautiful example’ of caring for others

| September 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, had dinner with pilgrims from the archdiocese Sept. 25 who attended the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and were preparing for Pope Francis’ Sept. 26 arrival into the city for the Festival of Families on Saturday and the World Meeting of Families’ closing Mass Sunday.

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Father O’Connell honored at Trinity Sober Homes banquet

Father O’Connell honored at Trinity Sober Homes banquet

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

For much of the evening, it was hard to tell if it was a tribute to Father O’Connell or a mutual roast between Father O’Connell and Father Malone. Both took light-hearted jabs at one another in their respective speeches, but Father O’Connell eventually turned serious when he talked about the issue of homelessness, and how it affects men coming out of alcohol and chemical dependency treatment.

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St. Nicholas parishioner calls pope’s immigration focus ‘a dream come true’

St. Nicholas parishioner calls pope’s immigration focus ‘a dream come true’

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having emigrated from Mexico eight years ago, Maria Negreros is concerned about immigrant families trying to make it in the United States. She has been happy to hear that Pope Francis shares her concerns, and she’s excited to be one of 60 people from a metro interfaith group traveling to Philadelphia for his visit.

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Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although the students didn’t get to pose the questions to the pontiff, they did have the opportunity to hear if he answered any of them during his address to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24. The students were dismissed from first hour to join others from theology and social studies classes in the commons and hear what Pope Francis had to say not just to members of Congress, but to all Americans.

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