Archive for July, 2017

British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

British baby Charlie Gard dies in hospice care

| Simon Caldwell | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Charlie Gard, the British baby whose legal battle caught the attention of the world, died July 28, just over a week before his first birthday, his family announced.

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Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

A stained-glass medallion worth $2,000 and made by St. Gregory the Great parishioner Loretta McBride has been stolen from the St. Joseph Cemetery in North Branch.

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Digital Edition – July 27, 2017

Digital Edition – July 27, 2017

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Theology on Tap, Hmong American National Catholic Association convention, Autumn Irlbeck sings, Organ facelifts, Belle Plaine monument, Health care worries, Ecumenism in Reformation commemoration, Sacred jewelry

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Local artist uses sacred jewelry to spread Gospel

Local artist uses sacred jewelry to spread Gospel

| Kateri Schmidt | July 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

For Mary Henseler, transforming antique religious medals and vintage jewelry into stunning new pieces is a labor of love.

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The blessed poor

The blessed poor

| Liz Kelly | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jeremiah is homeless. He is a slight man and slanted to the right. Some days he has a pronounced limp — arthritis in the knee. He’s lost most of his teeth. I first met Jeremiah some time ago on my way into work at my highway exit where he stands and holds a cardboard sign at the stoplight: “Homeless, hungry.” One day I rolled down my window, asked his name and offered him a few dollars that he accepted with a two-tooth grin. He asked my name and we shook hands. He thanked me and blessed me and the light turned green.

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New life in old pipes

New life in old pipes

| Catherine Deeds | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Restorer hails the organ’s ability to affect human emotion

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The crisis of men without work

The crisis of men without work

| Jonathan Liedl | July 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

There is a growing deficit of men in the workforce.

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Appointments – July 26, 2017

Appointments – July 26, 2017

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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Nothing less than Catholic

Nothing less than Catholic

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of my goals this summer has been to work on my Spanish. Given our growing Latino population in the archdiocese, I know that I need to do a better job of communicating in Spanish. Unable to find the time to go away for a few weeks, I’ve been looking online for tutoring programs in the Twin Cities. After doing some online research, I called one of the best-known language schools, and I was somewhat surprised to learn that there was a shortage of available teachers for the dates I needed. I asked, “With all the Spanish speakers in our area, are you telling me that you can’t find a tutor?”

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Nada menos que Católico

Nada menos que Católico

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 27, 2017

Uno de mis objetivos este verano ha sido trabajar en mi español. Dada nuestra creciente población latina en la archidiócesis, sé que necesito hacer un mejor trabajo de comunicación en español. Incapaz de encontrar el tiempo para irse por unas semanas, he estado buscando en línea para los programas de tutoría en las ciudades gemelas. Después de hacer algunas investigaciones en línea, llamé a una de las escuelas de idiomas más conocidas, y me sorprendió un poco saber que había una escasez de maestros disponibles para las fechas que necesitaba. Le pregunté: “Con todos los hispanohablantes de nuestra zona, ¿me estás diciendo que no puedes encontrar un tutor?”

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BSM graduates bound for military academies, service

BSM graduates bound for military academies, service

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Among Benilde-St. Margaret’s School’s graduating class of 219 students this year, four are bound for the U.S. Naval Academy, with others heading to West Point, winning national Naval ROTC scholarships or otherwise preparing to don uniforms in service of their country.

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Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

In January 1988, Elizabeth Moldenhauer prayed while on retreat at a Houston, Minnesota, Carmelite hermitage that God would heal her own brokenness, as well as the division between the Lutheran and Catholic churches. Moldenhauer, then a Lutheran living in Minneapolis, had made retreats before during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, but this time she felt the Lord calling her to become Catholic.

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