Archive for February, 2016

Letter: Reporting abuse

Letter: Reporting abuse

| February 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

Having the bishop or his representative discuss with the victim the pros and cons of filing a complaint is exactly why the Church is in such trouble.

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The shirt box

The shirt box

| Alyssa Bormes | February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Treasures are funny. So are those little boxes that we keep them in. Usually, when someone finds our treasure chests, the “treasure” part might not be immediately recognizable. I have an old shirt box with scraps of paper, and it is full of gems — that is, they are gems to me: written gems.

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‘Woman, there is your son’: Entrustment on Calvary

‘Woman, there is your son’: Entrustment on Calvary

| Elizabeth Kelly | February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is a well-known point that St. John Paul II claimed in “Mulieris Dignitatem” that “the moral and spiritual strength of a woman is joined to her awareness that God entrusts the human being to her in a special way.”

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Dealing with ‘twin sins’ of despair and presumption

Dealing with ‘twin sins’ of despair and presumption

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Q. You’ve spoken about God’s love before and how it is important to know that God will never stop loving us. But my issue is that I teach young people who seem to think that, since God loves them, it doesn’t matter how they live.

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A question for Lent: Why are we faithful?

A question for Lent: Why are we faithful?

| Deacon Paul Strommer | February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

We know it as the “parable of the Prodigal Son,” the story that possesses a remarkable quality: the ability to consistently produce new questions within us. What question will arise in us this Sunday?

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‘Spotlight’ is not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says

‘Spotlight’ is not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says

| Carol Glatz | February 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Vatican newspaper said the Oscar-winning film, “Spotlight,” is not anti-Catholic.

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Archdiocese to move into historic 3M headquarters

Archdiocese to move into historic 3M headquarters

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis plans to move its central corporation offices to the 3M Company’s former headquarters in St. Paul. The archdiocese signed a lease Feb. 29 for the 75,000 square foot building in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, northeast of downtown.

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Tea cup art a visual reminder of domestic violence

Tea cup art a visual reminder of domestic violence

| February 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Women with a personal experience of domestic violence or sexual assault etched their feelings into clay tea cups that a St. Catherine University student has made as part of an art installation to be on exhibit in March.

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BSM student jurors decide no death penalty for Jesus

BSM student jurors decide no death penalty for Jesus

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

High school students in suburban Minneapolis got an education in the legal system and capital punishment by participating in a mock trial of Jesus using the present-day form of justice used in Texas, where by far more convicts are executed than any other U.S. state.

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Red Bull event to help fundraising for Cathedral window

Red Bull event to help fundraising for Cathedral window

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

As skaters from around the country and the world compete at the annual Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships Feb. 26-27 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, spectators can send a text to help pay for the Cathedral’s east rose window.

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Hennepin painting recommended for removal from Capitol room

Hennepin painting recommended for removal from Capitol room

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a Jan. 8 letter to the subcommitte, the Minnesota Catholic Conference expressed opposition to the painting’s removal because it represents an important moment in the history of Christianity in the state.

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