Archive for October, 2017

Catholic cemeteries bury the poor and forgotten

Catholic cemeteries bury the poor and forgotten

| Mark Pattison | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is not as if anyone has organized a parade or a public relations campaign to say so, but Catholic cemeteries around the country have, do and will bury the indigent and those whose bodies have gone unclaimed.

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Neglected works of mercy: burying, praying for forgotten dead

Neglected works of mercy: burying, praying for forgotten dead

| Carol Glatz | October 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

When a friend’s beloved dog died, Adrian Cruz dug a grave, prepared a box, cleaned the dog and helped bury the animal in a way that helped his grieving friend mourn the loss of her pet.

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Pope to honor fallen soldiers at American cemetery near Rome

Pope to honor fallen soldiers at American cemetery near Rome

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will commemorate all those who have died in war by celebrating Mass at an Italian cemetery where thousands of American soldiers killed during World War II are buried.

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At Benilde-St. Margaret’s alum’s request, Pope Francis calls International Space Station

At Benilde-St. Margaret’s alum’s request, Pope Francis calls International Space Station

| Carol Glatz | October 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

One perk that comes with floating aboard the International Space Station is NASA arranges for occasional calls with celebrities to keep the astronauts’ spirits high during their monthslong flights.

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Pro-life group says teen immigrant having an abortion regrettable

Pro-life group says teen immigrant having an abortion regrettable

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the Susan B. Anthony List said the pro-life organization “was deeply saddened to learn that Jane Doe’s child has been aborted,” referring to an immigrant teen from Central America in federal detention in Brownsville, Texas.

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A pastor’s funeral advice for the living: ‘Plan, plan, plan’

A pastor’s funeral advice for the living: ‘Plan, plan, plan’

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul hosted an end-of-life seminar Oct. 7 to offer information on funeral planning, pre-planning with funeral homes and cemeteries, medical assistance, veterans’ benefits, financial issues and related topics. Speakers at The Catholic Cemeteries event emphasized that advanced planning includes making and updating wills, selecting a funeral home and choosing burial sites, but that there are other important factors.

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Resurrection Cemetery buries fetal remains

Resurrection Cemetery buries fetal remains

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Four times a year, remains of stillborn and miscarried babies arrive at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights, coming from two hospital networks in the Twin Cities.

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Catechetical Institute draws people into the story of faith

Catechetical Institute draws people into the story of faith

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Barbara Heil, a Pentecostal pastor, had been looking into auditing a class on Church history at the University of St. Thomas in 2011 when she stumbled upon an unfamiliar institute on its St. Paul campus at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity.

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Catechetical Institute instrumental in former minister’s return to Church

Catechetical Institute instrumental in former minister’s return to Church

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Barbara Heil spent years studying different aspects of the Catholic faith while serving as a Pentecostal minister.

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The Catholic Church and Halloween

The Catholic Church and Halloween

| Joe Kelly | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The medieval Catholic Church created the feast of All Saints on Nov. 1 to honor the blessed people who could not be included in the church’s formal list of saints. In England, the word “hallow” was used to mean the sacred, and thus there the day was All Hallows’ Day.

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Local Lasallian Catholic school teachers explore racism at conference

Local Lasallian Catholic school teachers explore racism at conference

| October 26, 2017 | 5 Comments

High school senior class members of 2018 have only known a United States steeped in racial conflict since their freshman year said Marcia Chatelain, a Georgetown University professor, speaking to teachers from local Lasallian Catholic schools Oct. 23.

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Appointments – October 25, 2017

Appointments – October 25, 2017

| October 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: October 10, 2017 Reverend Biju Mathew Pattasseril, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Boniface in Minneapolis. Father Pattasseril replaces Reverend Daniel Griffith, who previously served in that assignment.

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