Archive for October, 2017

Seeking Mary in the communion of saints

Seeking Mary in the communion of saints

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the sun was coming up over Minneapolis Oct. 18, 2,000 Catholic school teachers, administrators and staff converged upon the Convention Center from every point of the archdiocese for the first Catholic Schools Summit, sponsored by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE). It was an exhilarating day, with dynamic speakers, opportunities for sharpening skills and sharing best practices, and a joyful recommitment to the mission of Catholic education. I felt privileged to join with this army of disciples for Mass.

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Buscando a María en la comunión de los santos

Buscando a María en la comunión de los santos

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cuando el sol se levantó sobre Minneapolis el 18 de octubre, 2,000 maestros, administradores y personal de la escuela católica se reunieron en el Centro de Convenciones desde cada punto de la arquidiócesis para la primera Cumbre de Escuelas Católicas, patrocinada por el Centro de Excelencia de las Escuelas Católicas (CSCOE). Fue un día emocionante, con oradores dinámicos, oportunidades para agudizar las habilidades y compartir mejores prácticas, y un feliz compromiso con la misión de la educación católica. Me sentí privilegiado de unirme a este ejército de discípulos para la misa.

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What do we love?

What do we love?

| Deacon Michael Nevin | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many years ago, my wife decided to do some interior decorating in our home, and stenciled the “Great Commandment” from the Gospel of Matthew on the walls of our stairway: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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Secret baptisms against the parents’ wishes

Secret baptisms against the parents’ wishes

| Father Michael Van Sloun | October 25, 2017 | 7 Comments

Unbaptized children. It is happening more and more these days.

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For semester, seminarians live on ‘Irish island’ in  the center  of Rome

For semester, seminarians live on ‘Irish island’ in the center of Rome

| October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each day, 11 St. John Vianney College seminarians staying at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome are served a side of potatoes with their Italian pasta as they experience a confluence of cultures through Irish hospitality and other glimpses of the universal Church.

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Companions of Christ celebrate 25 years with Mass

Companions of Christ celebrate 25 years with Mass

| Sharon Wilson | October 25, 2017 | 2 Comments

On Oct. 21, 1992, five young men gathered with Archbishop John Roach and then-Auxiliary Bishop James Carlson to read the archbishop-approved decree that formally established the Companions of Christ as a public association of the faithful under canon law.

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Letters – October 26, 2017

Letters – October 26, 2017

| October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Urban missionaries?
Engaging lay leadership
Transgender considerations

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Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

Health care law: uncertain outcome after multiple diagnoses

| Carol Zimmermann | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Affordable Care Act — on the examination table since President Donald Trump came into office — has been poked, prodded and even pronounced dead while the fight to keep it alive keeps going.

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In the end, everyone faces God with ’empty hands,’ pope says

In the end, everyone faces God with ’empty hands,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

God waits for everyone, even the worst sinner who repents only with his dying breath, Pope Francis said.

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Frequently asked questions about exorcism

Frequently asked questions about exorcism

| October 24, 2017 | 10 Comments

Because much of the public perception of the nature and application of exorcism is shaped by mass media, the bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship approved basic questions and answers with the hope of providing clear information on the topic.

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Priest says exorcism is ministry of healing that helps suffering people

Priest says exorcism is ministry of healing that helps suffering people

| Peter Finney Jr. | October 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Gary Thomas has served for the past 12 years in the Diocese of San Jose, California, as the priest authorized to perform the rite of exorcism.

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USCCB publishes official English language translation of exorcism rite

USCCB publishes official English language translation of exorcism rite

| Peter Finney Jr. | October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Gary Thomas has served for the past 12 years in the Diocese of San Jose, California, as the priest authorized to perform the rite of exorcism.

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