Archive for September, 2015

Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The moment Bob Labat had been waiting for came when he walked into the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23 for the canonization Mass of Junipero Serra. Pope Francis made the dream of thousands of Serra Club members come true, including Labat, who just ended his one-year term as president of the national council.

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UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

| September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

The problem, Collett said, is that “dignity” as used by some governing documents — including the constitutions of Italy, Germany and Japan — is divorced from the source of dignity, God, and presented as something that can be granted, rather than something that is inherent to the human person, as the Church believes.

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Finding the Lord on the unexpected path

Finding the Lord on the unexpected path

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 24, 2015

Our Sunday Gospels in recent weeks have all been set in the context of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. St. Mark has been emphasizing the important lessons that the disciples learned “along the way”: the importance of taking up the cross, the connection between greatness and service, the urgency of avoiding whatever causes us to sin. These are game-changing lessons that the disciples learn only because of their willingness to accept the Lord’s invitation to journey together.

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Encontrando al Señor en el camino inesperado

Encontrando al Señor en el camino inesperado

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 24, 2015

Nuestros Evangelios dominicales de las últimas semanas han tratado acerca del viaje de Jesús a Jerusalén. San Marcos ha estado enfatizando las lecciones importantes que los discípulos aprendieron “en el camino”: la importancia de tomar la cruz, la conexión entre la grandeza y el servicio, la urgencia de evitar todo lo que nos hace pecar. Estas son lecciones que cambian el juego, que los discípulos aprenden solamente por su deseo de aceptar la invitación del Señor a caminar juntos.

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Appointments – September 24, 2015

Appointments – September 24, 2015

| September 24, 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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MN legislators invite guests to pope’s congressional address

MN legislators invite guests to pope’s congressional address

| Bridget Ryder | September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few lucky Minnesotans will be part of history Sept. 24 as gallery observers of Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress.

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Saints helping the household

Saints helping the household

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wondering what saints your family should turn to for their needs? Some saints have special connections to family roles. Saints — men and women the Church believes are in heaven — commonly asked to intercede for families (and their feast days) include:

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Families share how they make their homes reflect their faith

Families share how they make their homes reflect their faith

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The World Meeting of Families will be held for the first time in the U.S. in Philadelphia Sept. 22-25 with the aim of strengthening families in America and across the globe. Under the theme “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” the four-day “congress” intends to deepen the Church’s understanding of the family and its challenges, and provide tools to build up what “Lumen Gentium” — a principal document of the Second Vatican Council — calls “the domestic Church.” Throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Catholic families are making daily efforts to build their own domestic Churches through prayer, charity and intentional living. The Catholic Spirit invited local Catholics to share their efforts to make their homes Catholic homes. The following are in their own words.

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Bishop Cozzens says saint status will add fervor to Serrans’ mission

Bishop Cozzens says saint status will add fervor to Serrans’ mission

| Cindy Wooden | September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said attending the Mass gave him a “palpable joy.” He serves as the episcopal adviser of the USA Council of Serra International, an organization whose mission and ministry is to foster and promote vocations through prayer, awareness, affirmation and support.

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MN World Meeting attendees assess challenges facing families

MN World Meeting attendees assess challenges facing families

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The question of the greatest challenge facing families in Minnesota is one Jean Stolpestad regularly mulls, she said. The director of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office for Marriage, Family and Life, Stolpestad oversees initiatives and programs aimed at strengthening Catholic families.

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Archbishop Hebda: Pope’s address ‘challenging’ and ‘affirming’

Archbishop Hebda: Pope’s address ‘challenging’ and ‘affirming’

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the real challenges and burdens the U.S. bishops face in their ministry, Pope Francis shared with them his own experience as a pastor and urged them to keep their eyes focused on Jesus and their hearts open to others.

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