Archive for October, 2015

Pilgrims share: What did seeing Pope Francis mean to you?

Pilgrims share: What did seeing Pope Francis mean to you?

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked pilgrims from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who encountered Pope Francis during his apostolic journey in the U.S. to reflect on the meaning of his visit. The following are a section of their responses. The responses were edited for length and clarity.

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St. Thomas Academy to host Vince Flynn book release party

St. Thomas Academy to host Vince Flynn book release party

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights will be hosting a book release party 7 p.m. Oct. 6 for Vince Flynn’s book, “The Survivor,” the next book in his Mitch Rapp series of political thrillers. The book was completed by New York Times best-selling author Kyle Mills after Flynn’s death in 2013.

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Father Lundgren will run TC Marathon as fundraiser

Father Lundgren will run TC Marathon as fundraiser

| October 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

For the second time in his life, Father Erik Lundgren, parochial administrator at Sts. Joachim and Anne in Shakopee, is running the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon to celebrate his birthday. The first time, in 2012, it was to celebrate his 30th birthday. This year, it’s for another significant milestone. The event takes place Oct. 4, with the course going past the Cathedral of St. Paul and ending near the State Capitol.

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Catholics called to communion with animals, nature

Catholics called to communion with animals, nature

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

In both the natural world and in belief in faith, death is not in vain, Fordham theologian Sister Elizabeth Johnson said. “God is there with the promise of something more.”

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Local seminarian ordained a deacon in Rome

Local seminarian ordained a deacon in Rome

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A seminarian of the St. Paul Seminary, Haverstock is a convert to the Catholic faith.

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Pilgrims share small sufferings, great joy during World Meeting, pope’s visit

Pilgrims share small sufferings, great joy during World Meeting, pope’s visit

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pat Shannon counted the steps. Nine that time, he said. It was a big move for the pilgrims who had been standing in a massive crowd on a Philadelphia side street waiting to go through security to join Pope Francis’ Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Art historian explores Michelangelo’s ‘masculine’ women

Art historian explores Michelangelo’s ‘masculine’ women

| October 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Strong shoulders, thick legs, defined muscles. The attributes were true of Michelangelo’s depictions of men, but also many of his women. In the past century, art historians have theorized that Michelangelo — creator of the world’s most famous Pieta, the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling and Last Judgment frescoes, and Florence’s David — masculinized the female form because he was a product of a patriarchal society that denigrated women, or because he found men more beautiful.

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