Archive for November, 2015

Parents and sex ed: Duty cannot be delegated

Parents and sex ed: Duty cannot be delegated

| Father Tad Pacholczyk | November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

While some parents might be happy to avoid the awkward conversations that arise around human sexuality by allowing the school system to provide their children’s sex education, it is nonetheless important for parents to recognize that they are the most significant teachers and models for their own children as they mature sexually.

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Letters – November 19, 2015

Letters – November 19, 2015

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Grief actually has 10 stages
Blessed are the persecuted
Remember Jesus’ mercy

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Keeping the faith in tumultuous times

Keeping the faith in tumultuous times

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the Nov. 6 release of the new movie “Spotlight” — a film that centers on the investigation by the Boston Globe that brought the clergy sexual abuse scandal out into the open in 2002 — the curtain is raised yet again on a tragic piece of history in the U.S. Church.

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Cut from the same cloth

Cut from the same cloth

| November 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Religious sisters find meaning in and out of habit

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Nonprofit hosts mission trip for Cristo Rey students

Nonprofit hosts mission trip for Cristo Rey students

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Grace Strangis has a heart for children living in poverty — especially poverty in post-war environments amid broken governments. Poverty, Strangis explained, that’s tangible.

“I don’t think people understand poverty until they live it, feel it, smell it,” she said.

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Giving thanks by giving food

Giving thanks by giving food

| Bridget Ryder | November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

13-year-old foodie fighting Hodgkin lymphoma uses wish to feed others

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Christmas opera’s spirit reaches beyond the stage

Christmas opera’s spirit reaches beyond the stage

| Susan Klemond | November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Proceeds from ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ performances to benefit local charitable causes

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Dec. 4 marks start of First Fridays of prayer, fasting to end violence

Dec. 4 marks start of First Fridays of prayer, fasting to end violence

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Minnesota’s bishops have called for a day of fasting and prayer Dec. 4, the Friday before the Year of Mercy begins Dec. 8. In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Catholics are asked to continue to pray and fast on the first Fridays of the month through May.

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Parishes seek to ramp up security after recent crimes

Parishes seek to ramp up security after recent crimes

| Susan Klemond | November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Along with security issues some parishes regularly face, the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris have given them another reason to consider whether their security plans are comprehensive.

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Initial takeaway: Archbishop Hebda reflects on listening sessions

Initial takeaway: Archbishop Hebda reflects on listening sessions

| November 17, 2015 | 30 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, spoke with The Catholic Spirit Nov. 10, less than a week after the final listening session, to share his initial impression ahead of a forthcoming comprehensive analysis. The following has been edited for length and clarity.

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Archbishop Hebda says wide input helpful for nuncio, next archbishop

Archbishop Hebda says wide input helpful for nuncio, next archbishop

| November 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Hebda says wide input helpful for nuncio, next archbishop

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‘Father Hennepin’ draws controversy as committee evaluates Capitol art

‘Father Hennepin’ draws controversy as committee evaluates Capitol art

| November 17, 2015 | 7 Comments

A painting in the Minnesota State Capitol of explorer Father Hennepin at the center of controversy as a committee evaluates the merits of the Capitol’s existing collection and what to add to new public spaces opening as part of its comprehensive restoration.

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