Archive for January, 2017

Catholic organizations oppose Trump actions on border wall, sanctuary communities

Catholic organizations oppose Trump actions on border wall, sanctuary communities

| January 26, 2017 | 5 Comments

Catholic organizations expressed distress and unease with President Donald J. Trump’s actions related to immigration while pledging to continue serving and supporting migrant people.

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From our readers – January 26, 2017

From our readers – January 26, 2017

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

– Safe place for all kids
– Explaining God as father

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Continue to trust God as bankruptcy resolution comes into sight

Continue to trust God as bankruptcy resolution comes into sight

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | January 26, 2017

Bishop Andrew Cozzens and I just returned from the annual weeklong retreat of the bishops of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. We were blessed to have as our retreat master Father Scott Traynor, who did a phenomenal job of giving a diverse group of bishops lots of food for meditation and growth. While Father Traynor is a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, we took pride in the fact that he grew up in our archdiocese and still has a great affection for the local Church that formed him.

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Sigamos confiando en Dios a medida que la resolución de bancarrota sale a la vista

Sigamos confiando en Dios a medida que la resolución de bancarrota sale a la vista

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | January 26, 2017

El Obispo Andrew Cozzens y yo acabamos de regresar del retiro anual de una semana de duración de los obispos de Minnesota, Dakota del Norte y Dakota del Sur. Fuimos bendecidos de tener como maestro de retiro al Padre Scott Traynor, quien hizo un trabajo fenomenal al dar a un grupo diverso de obispos, porciones de alimento para la meditación y el crecimiento. El padre Traynor es un sacerdote de la Diócesis de Sioux Falls, South Dakota, pero nos enorgullecemos de que él haya crecido en nuestra arquidiócesis y todavía tenga un gran afecto por la Iglesia local que lo formó.

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Appointments – January 25, 2017

Appointments – January 25, 2017

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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A day in the life of Catholic schools

A day in the life of Catholic schools

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

In honor of Catholic Schools Week, The Catholic Spirit photographer Dave Hrbacek documented a day at eight Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Jan. 18, starting in the east at St. Croix Catholic School in Stillwater and ending in the west at St. Timothy School in Maple Lake.

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Archbishop Hebda encourages homework in uniting Catholics and Lutherans

Archbishop Hebda encourages homework in uniting Catholics and Lutherans

| January 25, 2017 | 13 Comments

Speaking at an ecumenical prayer service Jan. 22, Archbishop Bernard Hebda exhorted the congregation of Catholics and Lutherans to keep working for unity in light of last October’s joint statement in Lund, Sweden.

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Lawyer puts passion to work as new interfaith advocacy leader

Lawyer puts passion to work as new interfaith advocacy leader

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a Twin Cities lawyer for 30 years, Anne Krisnik channeled her passion for social justice issues into her volunteer activities, among them, two decades of cooking once a month at the Catholic Charities Family Service Center in Maplewood. She planned upon retirement to devote more time to fight systemic poverty, which she hasn’t been able to do with a full-time job.

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Three urban Catholic schools partner for long-term success

Three urban Catholic schools partner for long-term success

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The kindergarten through eighth-grade schools — Ascension Catholic School in north Minneapolis, St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School in northeast Minneapolis and St. Peter Claver Catholic School in St. Paul — comprise Ascension Catholic Academy. With Ascension serving as the anchor school, its staff is responsible for managing daily operations of all three.

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UST lecture to focus on intersection of art and theology in crucifix image

UST lecture to focus on intersection of art and theology in crucifix image

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The oldest known image of Jesus on the cross dates to approximately 200 A.D., but it isn’t an image of salvation. It’s a lampoon of the crucifixion — Roman graffiti showing a man worshiping a crucified figure with a donkey’s head. An inscription with the sketched image reads, “Alexamenos worships his God,” mocking a Christian man named Alexamenos.

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Sister teaches younger brother at Holy Family Academy

Sister teaches younger brother at Holy Family Academy

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fifth-graders in teacher Becca Reinhardt’s class at Holy Family Academy in St. Louis Park were asked if she shows favoritism to one particular student, Sam.

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Group marches for rights of ‘pre-born women’

Group marches for rights of ‘pre-born women’

| Julie Asher | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the Women’s March on Washington began to head down Independence Avenue Jan. 21, its leading banners held unexpected messages: “We don’t need Planned Parenthood” and “Abortion betrays women.”

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