Archive for April, 2017

Con la esperanza del pueblo de resurrección, apoyemos el Dorothy Day Place

Con la esperanza del pueblo de resurrección, apoyemos el Dorothy Day Place

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | April 20, 2017

A las seis de la mañana de un sábado húmedo y caluroso en el mes de julio el año pasado, fue cuando visité el Dorothy Day Center, apenas desde la empinada de nuestra Catedral de Saint Paul, donde habían 250 desamparados — hombres, mujeres, ancianos, discapacitados y enfermos — que se levantaron con las luces brillantes y con una voz penetrante diciendo: “buenos días damas y caballeros, es hora de levantarse. Cerraremos pronto.” Los sonidos y las caras de desconsuelo de estos siervos de Dios, nuestros hermanos y hermanas, haciendo el esfuerzo para levantarse del suelo repleto de colchonetas, apenas unas pulgadas aparte, me hizo estremecerme a la vez que ellos se armaban de valor para iniciar otro día en las calles, la mayoría de ellos sin esperanza ni oportunidad.

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Letters – April 20, 2017

Letters – April 20, 2017

| April 20, 2017 | 3 Comments

– Problems from ‘pelvic issues’ emphasis
– Kudos for Catholics at the Capitol

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St. Catherine Choral Society to bring Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ to St. Olaf

St. Catherine Choral Society to bring Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ to St. Olaf

| Melenie Soucheray | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The rehearsal hall in the basement of the music building at St. Catherine University in St. Paul isn’t a mid-18th century cathedral in Leipzig, Germany. But it is where “St. John Passion,” a jewel in Johann Sebastian Bach’s baroque musical crown, is coming to life.

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Evangelizing through the good

Evangelizing through the good

| Bishop Robert Barron | April 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Anyone even vaguely acquainted with my work knows that I advocate vigorous argument on behalf of religious truth. I have long called for a revival in what is classically known as apologetics, the defense of the claims of faith against skeptical opponents. And I have repeatedly weighed in against a dumbed-down Catholicism. Also, I have, for many years, emphasized the importance of beauty in service of evangelization. The Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the Sainte-Chapelle, Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” Bach’s “St. Matthew’s Passion,” T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” and the Cathedral of Chartres all have an extraordinary convincing power, in many ways surpassing that of formal arguments. So, I affirm the path of truth and the path of beauty. But I also recommend, as a means of propagating the faith, the third of the transcendentals, namely, “the good.”

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Making sure our water works

Making sure our water works

| Shawn Peterson | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it can be easy to take water for granted — it is literally all around us, even more so in the rainy month of April.

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Caring for creation an act of mercy

Caring for creation an act of mercy

| James Ennis | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we approach Divine Mercy Sunday, I have been thinking a lot about the mercy of God and the Church’s more recent efforts to teach us about — and remind us of — this most beautiful attribute of God. April 22, the day before Divine Mercy Sunday, also happens to be Earth Day, when many around the world promote the need to protect the earth’s precious resources.

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Men who turn heads — to Christ

Men who turn heads — to Christ

| Vincenzo Randazzo | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our two cars pulled into the church lot right next to each other. We all stepped out, 10 men, suited up and looking sharp. Dressing to the nines and going to Sunday Mass is normal for my friends and me, but our normal was interrupted this particular Sunday.

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Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

Egypt’s attacks won’t stop pope’s visit for peace, says Vatican official

| Carol Glatz | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite recent and repeated terrorist attacks against Egypt’s minority Christian communities, Pope Francis will not cancel his visit to Egypt.

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Papal almoner opens laundry service for the poor

Papal almoner opens laundry service for the poor

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The office charged with coordinating Pope Francis’ acts of charity announced the opening of a laundromat for the poor and homeless of Rome.

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New Jersey teen pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit

New Jersey teen pleads guilty to plotting attack on pope during 2015 visit

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A New Jersey teen pleaded guilty April 3 of plotting an attack on Pope Francis during the pontiff’s visit to Philadelphia in 2015 during the World Meeting of Families.

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At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

At ‘mother of all vigils,’ U.S. church welcomes thousands of new Catholics

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

During what the Roman Missal describes as the “mother of all vigils,” the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil April 15 in churches big and small across the country.

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More states consider assisted suicide legislation

More states consider assisted suicide legislation

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

More states are considering assisted suicide legislation, although few seem to be making inroads in adding themselves to the five states and the District of Columbia where it is legal.

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