Archive for December, 2015

Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

“If there were any doubts about the archdiocese’s pledge to keeping kids safe, the provisions announced today, going beyond what the law would require, should help put those doubts to rest,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said at a news conference.

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Archdiocese, Ramsey County reach settlement on civil petition

Archdiocese, Ramsey County reach settlement on civil petition

| December 18, 2015 | 3 Comments

In an agreement that attorneys for both parties said went beyond the requirements of the law, the archdiocese has agreed to create an “organizational culture” that protects children in an effort to make sure no child is hurt again.

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Digital Edition – December 17, 2015

Digital Edition – December 17, 2015

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christmas, Advent – Week 4, Listening Sessions overview, Vatican II at 50, Twin Cities Catholic Chorale, Holy Doors open, Year of Mercy, Deacon ordination, North Minneapolis peace and justice

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Mary teaches us to hope in her son, Jesus Christ

Mary teaches us to hope in her son, Jesus Christ

| Deacon Barry Reuwsaat | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I was in third grade, I spent many days playing backyard football with my friends. On one particular occasion, I was tackled on the cement and fractured my left collarbone. I got up and walked home to see my mother for help.

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Selling items in church; Maria Goretti’s remains

Selling items in church; Maria Goretti’s remains

| Father Kenneth Doyle | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I am wondering about Church law (and your own feelings) on people coming to Mass and being confronted every week with different parish clubs and organizations trying to sell something. I’ve always thought that we go to Mass to show our reverence for the Lord and not to walk into a flea market.

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Can there be too much mercy?

Can there be too much mercy?

| Alyssa Bormes | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are times when it is all just too much. We are too busy, too overwhelmed, tired, lonely or a host of too many other things. But are there ever times when mercy is too much?

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St. Joseph a much-needed model for Catholic men

St. Joseph a much-needed model for Catholic men

| Matthew James Christoff | December 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

There is a Catholic “man-crisis.” Many men have quit Catholicism and many fail to practice the faith. Many Catholic men have lost sight of the powerful attractiveness of heroic Catholic manhood.

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At Holy Name, all-night fire illuminates homeless’ plight

At Holy Name, all-night fire illuminates homeless’ plight

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

“I am concerned about loving other people as Christ has loved us,” said Deacon Dennis Hanson, who ministers at Holy Name of Jesus in Medina. “It’s about getting people aware and feeling like they can do something about those in need.”

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Holy Year a time to recommit to Christ’s mission of mercy

Holy Year a time to recommit to Christ’s mission of mercy

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | December 17, 2015

I wasn’t very excited by the prospect of spending St. Patrick’s Day 2013 in Rome. But the executive board of Caritas Internationalis was meeting at that time and I was obligated to be there. My Irish mother had always made sure that we celebrated the patron of Ireland appropriately, and she surely would not have approved of corned beef and rigatoni.

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Appointments – December 17, 2015

Appointments – December 17, 2015

| December 17, 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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El Año Santo, un tiempo para volver a comprometerse con la misión de misericordia de Cristo

El Año Santo, un tiempo para volver a comprometerse con la misión de misericordia de Cristo

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | December 17, 2015

Realmente yo no estaba muy emocionado por la perspectiva de pasar el Día de San Patricio en el año del 2013 en Roma. Pero el Consejo Ejecutivo de Caritas Internationalis estaba reunido en ese momento y me sentí obligado a asistir. Mi madre, que es irlandesa, siempre se aseguró de que celebráramos apropiadamente al Patrono de Irlanda, y seguramente ella no hubiera aprobado la carne en conserva y pasta.

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Archdiocese well positioned to carry out Vatican II

Archdiocese well positioned to carry out Vatican II

| December 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

If Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis were well prepared to implement directives of the Second Vatican Council in the areas of liturgy, social justice and lay involvement, there are reasons: the Benedictines of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Msgr. John A. Ryan and a German immigrant lay woman named Therese Mueller.

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