Archive for March, 2017

Faith flavors new Mexican restaurant in Edina

Faith flavors new Mexican restaurant in Edina

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Their restaurant decor includes a large wall display with a priest biretta, various, a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and historic photos with clergy from St. Mark in Shakopee, which merged in 2011 with St. Mary in Shakopee and St. Mary of the Purification in Marystown to form Sts. Joachim and Anne.

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Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

| Bridget Ryder | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

For once, Mary Noble Garcias sat still long enough to notice what was going on in her soul after her body and mind had stopped moving through the motions of everyday life. In her meeting with a spiritual director, she figured out what was happening.

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Bill passes to allow states to redirect funds away from abortion clinics

Bill passes to allow states to redirect funds away from abortion clinics

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Senate voted late March 30 to override a rule change made by in the last days of the Obama administration that prevented states from redirecting Title X family planning funding away from clinics that performed abortions and to community clinics that provide comprehensive health care.

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Clergy sexual abuse survivors group aims to empower through knowledge

Clergy sexual abuse survivors group aims to empower through knowledge

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Education about sexual abuse and its effects, coping strategies and letting go of feelings of shame is the focus of a six-week, confidential group launching in the Twin Cities to support victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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Continuing ‘Mercy Friday’ practice, pope visits center for the blind

Continuing ‘Mercy Friday’ practice, pope visits center for the blind

| Cindy Wooden | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis returned to a practice he developed during the Year of Mercy: making a Friday-afternoon visit to people in need of or deserving special care.

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A heart that weeps

A heart that weeps

| Deacon Robert Whitney | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is only in the mystery of the cross that our suffering, and our fasting and penances, can truly bear fruit. Jesus seeks to meet us there, show us his heart and share his mercy. He shows us that his heart is one that loves and weeps.

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Crocheting sleeping mats a two-fold service for Most Holy Redeemer ‘Bag Ladies’

Crocheting sleeping mats a two-fold service for Most Holy Redeemer ‘Bag Ladies’

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “Bag Ladies” anticipate that the mats could be used indoors or outdoors. They’re easily carried and cleaned with water. The mats’ thickness insulate users from cold floors, and the tight plastic weave keeps the mats clean of dirt and bugs.

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Good Friday collection could help new partner Damascus archdiocese

Good Friday collection could help new partner Damascus archdiocese

| March 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Nassar of Damascus has also shared stories of the Church’s suffering members. He said that one man told him, “I have no home and I have lost all my family. I do not have work, I’m hungry and sick without medication. I can’t get a visa to go to another country. I am like a beetle at the bottom of a cup who cannot get out and runs in circles until it dies at the bottom.”

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Archbishop Hebda: Goal is ‘fair compensation as soon as possible’ for victims

Archbishop Hebda: Goal is ‘fair compensation as soon as possible’ for victims

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a March 26 letter and video statement to local Catholics, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is hoping to soon resolve its Chapter 11 Reorganization and provide fair compensation for victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

| March 30, 2017 | 4 Comments

Here are the church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent:

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No secret: Last three popes share close bond to Fatima

No secret: Last three popes share close bond to Fatima

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent popes have had a special affection for Our Lady of Fatima, but no pope’s connection can match that of St. John Paul II.

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Pro-life advocates who made undercover videos charged with 15 felonies

Pro-life advocates who made undercover videos charged with 15 felonies

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two California pro-life advocates are facing 15 felonies for making undercover videos of Planned Parenthood affiliate officials alleging they committed improprieties regarding fetal tissue and organs.

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