Archive for October, 2015

Daily Scriptures: October 25 – November 8, 2015

Daily Scriptures: October 25 – November 8, 2015

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Oct. 25
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 31:7-9
Hebrews 5:1-6
Mark 10:46-52

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Amid distractions, prayer helps lead us to Jesus

Amid distractions, prayer helps lead us to Jesus

| Deacon Charles Friebohle | October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just imagine that you’re going up north on vacation, and on the way you see a blind beggar on the side of the road. You stop to help the man, and he tells you something about yourself that not even your family members can see. This describes the Gospel passage for Oct. 25.

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Non-Catholic cantor; confession and dementia

Non-Catholic cantor; confession and dementia

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Q.I have attended a Catholic church with my husband for 15 years. I am not a Catholic, but I am Christian. We have raised our children as Catholic, and we all attend Mass each week. When I go up in the Communion line with my family, I cross my arms and receive a blessing. Now I have been asked to be a cantor at Mass. Am I allowed to?

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Appointments – October 22, 2015

Appointments – October 22, 2015

| October 22, 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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Pope’s message on mercy not indifference to sin

Pope’s message on mercy not indifference to sin

| Bishop Robert Barron | October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having just returned from a week covering Pope Francis’ triumphant journey to the United States, I can confidently tell you that the news media are in love with the Vicar of Christ.

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Catholic hospice care a way to live fully as death approaches

Catholic hospice care a way to live fully as death approaches

| Deb Lane | October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was Dec. 7, 1941. As the nation turned its eyes to Pearl Harbor and the attack that would spur the U.S. to enter World War II, five Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne were opening an end-of-life nursing facility in St. Paul. Then called Our Lady of Good Counsel Home, it began as a place for terminal cancer patients who were unable to afford care in other nursing facilities or to continue care at home.

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Praying for the dead: Love and charity sustain ancient tradition

Praying for the dead: Love and charity sustain ancient tradition

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Erin Flood was only 8 years old when her uncle died in a car accident. But because her extended family has gathered for Mass on the anniversary of his death for the past 17 years, she has come to better understand the importance of praying for the dead.

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Cuidado de hospicio Católico un medio para vivir plenamente mientras se acerca la muerte

Cuidado de hospicio Católico un medio para vivir plenamente mientras se acerca la muerte

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Era un 7 de diciembre de 1941. Mientras que la nación volvía sus ojos a Pearl Harbor y al bombardeo que llevaría a los EE.UU. a unirse a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cinco Hermanas Dominicas de Hawthorne estaban abriendo un centro de enfermería de cuidados terminales en St. Paul. En ese entonces llamada La Casa de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo (Our Lady of Good Counsel Home), que comenzó como un lugar para los pacientes con cáncer terminal que no podían pagar el cuidado en otros centros de atención médica o continuar su cuidado en casa.

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Youth Day speaker to promote ‘emotional virtue’

Youth Day speaker to promote ‘emotional virtue’

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sarah Swafford, a Catholic speaker and author of “Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships,” describes on her website her book for teenagers this way: “If I could grab lunch with you, have a cup of coffee with you, or write a letter to you, this book is what I would want you to know.”

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Project focus, Latin integration helps Buffalo school stand out

Project focus, Latin integration helps Buffalo school stand out

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a busy Wednesday at the Catholic grade school on the outskirts of Buffalo, some 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis on Hwy. 55.

After Mass that started the day at St. Francis Xavier School, all 205 students in kindergarten-through-eighth-grade made their way outside to the Mary Garden next to the school. That’s where the parish’s pastor, Father Nate Meyers, blessed new Stations of the Cross for student prayer.

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School snapshots: Non-metro schools share strengths, challenges and future hopes

School snapshots: Non-metro schools share strengths, challenges and future hopes

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

You won’t find your way to some Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis by looking at the side of the official Minnesota State Highway Map that shows just the metro area.

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