Archive for September, 2017

Digital Edition – September 28, 2017

Digital Edition – September 28, 2017

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blessed Stanley Rother, Priest addresses racism, Options for Women moves, Confronting Transgenderism, Football and character, Health care bill, Retirement planning

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Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

Mexican Catholic youths transporting quake relief shot, robbed, raped

| David Agren | September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Members of a Catholic youth group were shot at and robbed as they transported earthquake relief to southern Mexico, leaving two volunteers hospitalized. Another volunteer was sexually assaulted.

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Safe journey: Vatican pushes for global compacts on migration, refugees

Safe journey: Vatican pushes for global compacts on migration, refugees

| Cindy Wooden | September 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

While encouraging Catholics to reach out to migrants and refugees, the Vatican is reaching out to governments as they struggle to work out international policies and principles for dealing with the large number of people fleeing violence and poverty.

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

| September 28, 2017 | 4 Comments

Seeing, understanding and engaging with people’s real lives does not “bastardize” theology, rather it is what is needed to guide people toward God, Pope Francis told Jesuits in Colombia.

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The Church, young people and the role of parents

The Church, young people and the role of parents

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 28, 2017 | 37 Comments

As Catholics, we have to be alarmed by statistics that show how many of our young people are leaving the Church. Researchers say that now fully half of our young people leave the Church after high school, and some say that only 7 percent of millennials raised Catholic still actively practice their faith today — meaning they’ll attend weekly Mass, pray a few times each week, and say their faith is “extremely” or “very” important. We are in danger of losing a generation of Catholics.

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Appointments – September 28, 2017

Appointments – September 28, 2017

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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La Iglesia, los jóvenes y el papel de los padres

La Iglesia, los jóvenes y el papel de los padres

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Como católicos, tenemos que alarmarnos por las estadísticas que muestran cuántos de nuestros jóvenes están dejando la Iglesia. Los investigadores dicen que ahora casi la mitad de nuestros jóvenes salen de la Iglesia después de la escuela secundaria y algunos dicen que solo el 7 por ciento de los milenios católicos aún practican activamente su fe hoy — lo que significa que asistirán a misa semanal, y dicen que su fe es “extremadamente” o “muy” importante. Estamos en peligro de perder una generación de católicos.

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Share the Journey campaign urges Catholics to connect with migrants

Share the Journey campaign urges Catholics to connect with migrants

| Dennis Sadowski | September 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

A prayer here, a share on social media there, a voice of support in a letter to the editor, even a get-to-know-others potluck.

Supporting refugees and migrants can take many forms, and Pope Francis is hoping Catholics around the world will act over the next two years to encounter people on the move.

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A week after being hit by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico begs for help

A week after being hit by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico begs for help

| September 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

More than a week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much of the island remained without communication and in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

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Eight things to think about: independent senior living

Eight things to think about: independent senior living

| Bridget Ryder | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here are eight things seniors will want to consider when it comes to independent senior living.

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Spiritual preparation can make retirement happier

Spiritual preparation can make retirement happier

| Bridget Ryder | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Retirement is great — but then, sometimes it’s not. While many retirees gladly turn off the lights in their offices and never look back, others find the transition from regular work difficult, even to the point of inciting anxiety and depression. Research has found that many retirees experience an initial boost in health and happiness after retirement that is followed a few years later by dissatisfaction and declining health.

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Guardian Angels’ runners combine exercise, fellowship and mission

Guardian Angels’ runners combine exercise, fellowship and mission

| Kateri Schmidt | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guardian Angels parish in Oakdale has discovered a unique way to foster relationships, promote healthy living and fight poverty: a runners club.

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