Archive for August, 2017

Chicago youth travel to El Salvador, bring back ideas for dealing with gangs

Chicago youth travel to El Salvador, bring back ideas for dealing with gangs

| George Rodriguez | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young Latino Catholics from Chicago’s southwest side, who recently visited El Salvador, want to apply in Brighton Park what they learned about how a community deals with gang violence.

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Secret deal? Author hopes Vatican archives shed light on efforts to end Holocaust

Secret deal? Author hopes Vatican archives shed light on efforts to end Holocaust

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Secret negotiations between Heinrich Himmler — the “architect” of the Holocaust — and a Swiss Catholic politician, hired by a Jewish woman and helped by an Italian papal nuncio, may have contributed to ending the mass extermination of the Jewish people, according to a Canadian researcher.

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Gratitude brews stewardship best, conference speaker says

Gratitude brews stewardship best, conference speaker says

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“I was fortunate to work for the ‘King of Beers’ for 29 years, and now I hope to work for the King of Kings for the rest of my life,” Baranowski told more than 150 people gathered for the Region 8 International Catholic Stewardship Council Conference at St. Ambrose of Woodbury in Woodbury Aug. 17, hosted this year by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees

Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees

| Cindy Wooden | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

With millions of people fleeing violence, persecution and poverty around the globe, individual nations must expand options that make it possible for migrants and refugees to cross their borders safely and legally, Pope Francis said.

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Eclipse a way to appreciate creation, Vatican astronomer tells audience

Eclipse a way to appreciate creation, Vatican astronomer tells audience

| Dennis Sadowski | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A total solar eclipse is a rare event, something to appreciate and enjoy in the mind of Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory.

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Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens condemn violence; say Christ is answer to despair

Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens condemn violence; say Christ is answer to despair

| August 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

The bishops encouraged people to “people of encounter who look for opportunities to engage others in ways that acknowledge the dignity of each human person.”

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Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Deacon Berghoff was ordained a permanent deacon in 1986 and retired in 2005, serving his entire ministry at St. Richard in Richfield.

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New technologies, leadership mark school year’s beginning

New technologies, leadership mark school year’s beginning

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked principals of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share new their new initiatives, buildings and leadership.

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Many hands create beautiful landscape at St. Nicholas in Carver

Many hands create beautiful landscape at St. Nicholas in Carver

| Abby Vakulskas | August 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

Parishioners hopes the garden will be an educational and spiritually meaningful space for all visitors, regardless of background or belief.

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Through V Encuentro, Latinos explore evangelization as ‘missionary disciples’

Through V Encuentro, Latinos explore evangelization as ‘missionary disciples’

| Susan Klemond | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Starting in small groups in parishes, lay ecclesial movements, schools and universities, and other Catholic organizations, V Encuentro participants learn to better serve the growing Hispanic population, especially those in the peripheries.

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With Faithful Beginnings, CSCOE aims to help preschools flourish

With Faithful Beginnings, CSCOE aims to help preschools flourish

| Michael P. Kassner | August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The initiative is part of Catholic Schools Center of Excellence’s mission to strengthen Catholic education and student enrollment in grade schools and early childhood programs in the archdiocese by creating a network of preschools with similar goals.

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Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

Catholic leaders urge prayers, unity after attacks in Spain

| Jonathan Luxmoore | August 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

Spanish church leaders urged prayers and national unity after two terrorist attacks left at least 19 people dead.

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