Archive for May, 2017

Appointments – May 4, 2017

Appointments – May 4, 2017

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

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Muerte, ¿dónde está tu punzada?

Muerte, ¿dónde está tu punzada?

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | May 4, 2017

¿Han ustedes tratado alguna vez de decir en una frase la razón por la que ustedes son Cristianos? ¿En qué creen y por qué creen? Yo ahora lo intento: Soy Cristiano porque el propio hijo de Dios me ha liberado de la muerte.

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45 people saved from tornado’s fury in hallway of Texas church

45 people saved from tornado’s fury in hallway of Texas church

| Mark Pattison | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the insurance world, extreme weather events such as tornadoes are often referred to as “acts of God.”

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Retired Alaska archbishop, a St. Paul native, recovering after minor heart attack

Retired Alaska archbishop, a St. Paul native, recovering after minor heart attack

| Joel Davidson | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Schwietz experienced chest pains while preparing to celebrate morning Mass at St. Andrew Church in Eagle River, Alaska, where he has served as pastor since his retirement in November 2016.

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Behold retreat focuses on young women’s engagement in homes, parishes and public square

Behold retreat focuses on young women’s engagement in homes, parishes and public square

| May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The purpose of the Behold retreat was to bring young women together for a day of beauty, prayer, leadership training and networking which would encourage them to be confident and bold while offering their unique gifts to the world, especially within their own parish,” said Susanna Bolle, 26, a parishioner of St. Mark in St. Paul.

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Fatima at 100

Fatima at 100

Story of Fatima apparitions continues to attract attention

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Archdiocesan Fatima centennial pilgrimages and celebrations

Archdiocesan Fatima centennial pilgrimages and celebrations

Local Fatima events

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How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Fatima’s centennial year

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Fatima’s centennial year

| Susan Klemond | May 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

Catholics can obtain a plenary indulgence this year marking the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. Pope Francis granted the indulgence opportunity, starting Nov. 27, 2016, and ending Nov. 26, 2017.

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Prayer cells still a vital part of World Apostolate of Fatima

Prayer cells still a vital part of World Apostolate of Fatima

| Mark Pattison | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Millions of baby-boomer Catholics grew up hearing the phrase “Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima” in their churches and Catholic schools.

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Spreading the message 100 years later

Spreading the message 100 years later

| Susan Klemond | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Local Catholics tell of devotion to Our Lady of Fatima

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Religious practices for Christians not influenced by education levels

Religious practices for Christians not influenced by education levels

Although higher educated U.S. adults are typically linked with lower levels of religious practice, a new study by the Pew Research Center shows that Christians are the exception to the rule.

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Russian Catholic official criticizes court ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russian Catholic official criticizes court ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

| Jonathan Luxmoore | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Russia’s Catholic Church has condemned a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses and warned the move will increase fears of new restrictions on Catholic rights.

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