Archive for February, 2017

The price of fraternity

The price of fraternity

| Vincenzo Randazzo | February 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

A dentist, an IT buff and a radiation therapist walk into a bar. They each pay $2 for two beers and they make a toast to Our Lady.

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First Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary installs inaugural officers

First Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary installs inaugural officers

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seven women at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul became the inaugural officers for the first Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary at a Feb. 10 installation Mass.

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Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

| Carol Zimmermann | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In more ways than one, Ash Wednesday — celebrated March 1 this year — leaves a mark.

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Retreat helps young women discerning religious vocation

Retreat helps young women discerning religious vocation

| Melenie Soucheray | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his 18 months as director of the archdiocesan Office of Vocations, Father David Blume has come to believe that the discernment process is more difficult for women because they have so many options. That’s a challenge for women and for his office, he said.

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The rosary and the renewal of politics

The rosary and the renewal of politics

| Jason Adkins | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Exactly one 100 years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children outside of Fatima, Portugal, sharing with them some extraordinary messages and prophecies. But Our Lady of Fatima’s most urgent plea was for repentance — on behalf of ourselves, sinners and entire nations — as well as for people to pray the rosary. In the end, she promised, her Immaculate Heart would triumph.

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Trump administration urged to do all it can to ‘care for creation’

Trump administration urged to do all it can to ‘care for creation’

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quoting Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’,” three Catholic leaders wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Feb. 17 urging the Trump administration to do all it can to care for creation both domestically and globally.

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Michael Novak, noted theologian, philosopher and author, dies at 83

Michael Novak, noted theologian, philosopher and author, dies at 83

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Michael Novak, a Catholic philosopher, theologian and author who was highly regarded for his religious scholarship and intellectual independence, died Feb. 17 at his home in Washington. He was 83.

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.

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Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces ‘crackdown’

Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces ‘crackdown’

| Rhina Guidos | February 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of the first immigration raids under the Trump administration began in early February.

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Solidarity, education draws for Catholics at the Capitol

Solidarity, education draws for Catholics at the Capitol

| February 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

In the past, Lucy Johnson might have waffled about attending the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s Catholics at the Capitol event March 9, but not now.

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Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Addressing the fear of immigrants, dissatisfaction with a “fluid economy” and the impatience and vitriol seen in politics and society, Pope Francis told Rome university students to practice a kind of “intellectual charity” that promotes dialogue and sees value in diversity.

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Archbishop survives being ‘grilled’ at Theology on Tap

Archbishop survives being ‘grilled’ at Theology on Tap

| Bridget Ryder | February 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Questions ran the gamut from Vikings fandom to young adult ministry to suffering, and Archbishop Bernard Hebda fielded them all Feb. 8 at a Theology on Tap event in St. Paul.

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