Archive for April, 2016

Minneapolis Catholic Workers back Black Lives Matter

Minneapolis Catholic Workers back Black Lives Matter

| April 26, 2016 | 6 Comments

“Since its inception, the Catholic Worker has been outspoken around American racial injustice,” said Joe Kruse, a Minneapolis Catholic Worker. “It has never been a primary focus for the movement. . . . [But] that’s one thing we’re really motivated [about] in our house — and I think there are Catholic Workers in other cities who feel strongly — that it can and should be a large part of our work.”

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UST prof: Diversity, dialogue aim of Vatican conference that included Sanders

UST prof: Diversity, dialogue aim of Vatican conference that included Sanders

| April 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Given the Church’s historically critical stance on socialism, the prominent socialists present caused a media stir, one witnessed first-hand by Michael Naughton, director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Naughton was among the 36 conference attendees at the April 14-15 symposium, “‘Centesimus Annus’: 25 Years Later.”

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When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, pope tells teens

When it comes to happiness, there’s no app for that, pope tells teens

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Happiness “is not an ‘app’ that you can download on your phones nor will the latest update help you become free and great in loving,” Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers.

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No matter how court rules in immigration case, questions remain

No matter how court rules in immigration case, questions remain

| Carol Zimmermann | April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

People who closely follow the Supreme Court know it’s a waiting game.

There’s the wait to see if a case makes it to the court, the wait for a seat in the courtroom if it does, and then the wait — in this day and age of instant answers — for a court decision, which for major cases is typically at the end of the court’s term in late June.

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After Prince’s death, Vatican praise for his rare gift of music

After Prince’s death, Vatican praise for his rare gift of music

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The death of the songwriter, singer and music producer Prince drew reactions from the Vatican and praise for his musical talent.

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Why you should support school choice proposals before the MN Legislature

Why you should support school choice proposals before the MN Legislature

| April 25, 2016 | 5 Comments

Q&A with the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s Shawn Peterson

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Gov. Dayton gets down with the kids on tour of Ascension School

Gov. Dayton gets down with the kids on tour of Ascension School

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Governor said he’s impressed by the learning environment at northside Minneapolis Catholic school.

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Ascension icon Dorwatha Woods retiring

Ascension icon Dorwatha Woods retiring

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

29 years later, veteran principal says, “There were things God wanted me to do here.”

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Ascension proves poor, minority kids can excel

Ascension proves poor, minority kids can excel

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a challenging neighborhood in north Minneapolis where the local public elementary schools rank among the lowest in the state, here’s a Catholic school that makes a difference in the lives of its students, its families and its community.

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Inquiry into Dorothy Day’s life next step in sainthood cause

Inquiry into Dorothy Day’s life next step in sainthood cause

| April 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

A canonical inquiry into the life of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, will begin soon and extend to the end of the year, according to the Archdiocese of New York, which is sponsoring her sainthood cause and is where Day oversaw Catholic Worker houses.

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Planned Parenthood CEO at Georgetown said dismissive of pro-life views

Planned Parenthood CEO at Georgetown said dismissive of pro-life views

| Kurt Jensen | April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The controversy over the appearance by the head of Planned Parenthood at Jesuit-run Georgetown University April 20 became the background to a standing ovation.

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Retreat director: Labyrinth prayer ‘a calming, healing process’

Retreat director: Labyrinth prayer ‘a calming, healing process’

| April 21, 2016 | 9 Comments

Conventual Franciscan Brother Bob Roddy, Franciscan Retreats’ director, said the graces he’s received from praying in labyrinths inspired him to commission one for the center’s retreatants.

“I’ve done it many, many times on retreats and find it just a really calming, healing kind of process,” he said. “It’s really an emptying. As you focus on just walking and whatever intention you bring in there, everything else just moves off to the side.”

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