Archive for March, 2016

Crashed Ice and the call to conversion

Crashed Ice and the call to conversion

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | March 3, 2016

Why would anyone want to be a bishop?

A few weeks back, one of the Catholic news services carried an interview with Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the pope’s point person for the naming of bishops around the globe. The headlines all pointed to his statement that it is no longer “exceptional” to have priests decline an appointment to the episcopacy.

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Appointments: March 3, 2016

Appointments: March 3, 2016

| March 3, 2016 | 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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Competencias sobre Hielo y el llamado a la conversión

Competencias sobre Hielo y el llamado a la conversión

| March 3, 2016

Por qué querría alguien ser obispo?

Hace unas semanas atrás, uno de los servicios Católicos de noticias realizo una entrevista al Cardenal Marc Ouellet, persona de contacto del Papa para el nombramiento de los obispos en todo el mundo, y los titulares destacaron su declaración de que ya no es “inusual” que los sacerdotes rechacen un nombramiento al episcopado.

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Fear not the confessional

Fear not the confessional

| March 2, 2016 | 6 Comments

Priests explain sacrament’s purpose ahead of 24 Hours for the Lord March 4-5

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Failure of all-or-nothing politics

Failure of all-or-nothing politics

| Shawn Peterson | March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even someone as accustomed to political victory as Otto von Bismarck said that “[p]olitics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.”

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Nun who kissed Elvis, ditched Hollywood and found her home

Nun who kissed Elvis, ditched Hollywood and found her home

| Christina Capecchi | March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dolores Hart was 19 when she filmed her first movie scene: kissing Elvis Presley.

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Father Colon’s priesthood called a true vocation

Father Colon’s priesthood called a true vocation

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

A young priest recalls how the late Father Vincent Colon influenced his own priesthood.

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Pray for the living and the dead

Pray for the living and the dead

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is a spiritual work of mercy to pray for the living and the dead. These prayers make intercession for the spiritual benefit of another, for the living — that the person would receive a special grace or blessing — or for the dead — that the deceased person would be forgiven any remaining temporal punishment for sin, be aided along the journey to heaven and be warmly welcomed by God, as well as the angels and saints, and take the dwelling place that has been prepared in the Father’s house.

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Cathedral parishioner makes a habit of prayer

Cathedral parishioner makes a habit of prayer

| Susan Klemond | March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cathedral parishioner’s habitual prayer for the living and the dead flows from call to serve the Church

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Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

| March 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

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Catholic Watchmen movement launches at men’s conference

Catholic Watchmen movement launches at men’s conference

| Sam Patet | March 1, 2016 | 4 Comments

The Catholic Watchmen is a parish-based movement that is meant to enhance — not replace — existing men’s groups, Jeff Cavins said. It draws its name from the Book of Ezekiel, where the prophet laments at finding no one to “stand in the breach” and protect God’s people from the enemy.

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Sister Simone Campbell advocates bridge-building in election year

Sister Simone Campbell advocates bridge-building in election year

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Drawing on Pope Francis’ analogy of “bridge building” used in his September address to Congress, Sister Simone said that bridges must first be deeply rooted in the bedrock of one’s convictions, but that rootedness shouldn’t be mistaken for the “bridge” itself.

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