Archive for February, 2016

Giving drink to 60,000 — and counting

Giving drink to 60,000 — and counting

| Bridget Ryder | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local couple’s nonprofit provides clean water to Tanzanians

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What should I do for Lent?

What should I do for Lent?

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Lent is right around the corner, and I never seem to know what to do for the season. I’ve tried giving things up, but it always seems a bit hollow. What should I do?

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Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

| Jean Denton | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel for Feb. 7, Jesus calls his first disciples to follow him and join his mission to bring all people to God’s way of life.

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Build an altar

Build an altar

| Alyssa Bormes | February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each year it’s a little different. Some years the anniversaries pass quietly; this year they were harder. On that December day after Mass when I told my friend that my younger child would have been 25 years old, the intensity of my tears surprised me. It was the same just a few months earlier when my older child would have been 26. The two “counselors” who spoke of the relief that abortion gives never mentioned that the ache of anniversaries intensifies after your own mother dies. Maybe they didn’t know.

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‘The Revenant’ and the search for a higher justice

‘The Revenant’ and the search for a higher justice

| Bishop Robert Barron | February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alejandro Iñárritu’s new film “The Revenant” is one of the most talked about movies, and for good reason. The opening 20 minutes, which feature a frighteningly realistic Indian attack and a horrifically vivid mauling by a grizzly bear, are absolutely compelling viewing. And the remainder of the film is so involving that this viewer, at least, felt physically sick as he followed the sufferings of the main character.

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St. Thomas launches new brand ‘All for the Common Good’

St. Thomas launches new brand ‘All for the Common Good’

| February 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

The University of St. Thomas in launched a new brand, “All for the Common Good,” Feb. 2. The theme is rooted in Catholic social teaching and adapted from the university’s mission statement, which says its goal is to educate students “to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.”

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Calix Society brings spirituality to addiction recovery

Calix Society brings spirituality to addiction recovery

| Susan Klemond | February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Calix Society (“calix” is Latin for “chalice”) is an international organization founded in Minneapolis almost 70 years ago that began by offering spiritual support to Catholics recovering from alcoholism. Now with nearly 500 members in the United States and Europe, it is open to anyone affected by any form of addiction.

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At Mass, consecrated recognized for unique contributions

At Mass, consecrated recognized for unique contributions

| Susan Klemond | February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

About 200 religious brothers, sisters, consecrated priests, consecrated virgins, members of secular institutes and others participated in the Mass closing the Year of Consecrated Life, declared by Pope Francis to emphasize and celebrate consecrated vocations that started Nov. 30, 2014.

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Archdiocese recognizes two new Catholic schools

Archdiocese recognizes two new Catholic schools

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis officially has gained two new Catholic schools: Chesterton Academy in Edina and Elizabeth Ann Seton Montessori in West St. Paul. After working for years to gain this status, the schools were granted the designation Jan. 29 by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, solidifying the relationship between the schools and the archdiocese.

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