Archive for February, 2018

With growing student activism on gun violence, will lawmakers act?

With growing student activism on gun violence, will lawmakers act?

| Dennis Sadowski | February 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Determination and resolve, mixed with frustration and anger, are guiding a new round of resolute activism to reshape federal gun laws.

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Catholic school, parish leaders remember philanthropist Nasseff’s generosity

Catholic school, parish leaders remember philanthropist Nasseff’s generosity

| February 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

Two weeks before his Feb. 21 death, John Nasseff made his last public appearance at one of the Catholic institutions he helped the most.

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Christian leader, English bishop add to outcry over attacks in Syria

Christian leader, English bishop add to outcry over attacks in Syria

| February 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

A Syrian Christian political leader has joined the growing ranks of international condemnation over violent attacks in Syria’s northwestern area of Afrin and the Damascus enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

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Digital Edition – February 22, 2018

Digital Edition – February 22, 2018

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Richter prepares to be rector at St. Paul Seminary, Hockey heroines, Passion play, School shooting, Torture victims, A good death, Impact investing

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The most important sacrament

The most important sacrament

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

There was a time in the past when religious education classes were soft, when the students drew pictures, made collages and spoke about their feelings. But when it came to instruction, solid content was lacking.

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A new focus

A new focus

| Father Tom Walker | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus’ boyhood home of Nazareth sits on a ridge overlooking a broad valley. Mount Tabor (the site in the Gospel passage for Feb. 25) towers above the valley just a short distance away. Surveying the scene, I have wondered if today’s Gospel story was the only time Jesus had made a pilgrimage up that holy mountain. As a boy growing up in Nazareth, how often had he gone to the edge of town to view the mountain? As a young man, had Mount Tabor often been a place to spend time in communion with his Father and with the holy ones who had come before him?

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CRS president: Rice Bowl highlighting migration this year

CRS president: Rice Bowl highlighting migration this year

| February 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

Sean Callahan, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore, visited Archbishop Bernard Hebda Feb. 9 to discuss the archbishop’s new role on CRS’s board, which he joined last fall. Callahan spoke with The Catholic Spirit about the archbishop’s role and the work of CRS, including CRS Rice Bowl. CRS is the international humanitarian aid arm of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Dramatic Shakopee Passion play continues strong run

Dramatic Shakopee Passion play continues strong run

| February 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

Father Erik Lundgren has grown accustomed to parishioners and community members asking about his growing beard and long hair.

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St. Andrew Kim members enthusiastic about homeland Olympics

St. Andrew Kim members enthusiastic about homeland Olympics

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

A parishioner of St. Andrew Kim in St. Paul, Kim is one of many parishioners enjoying the Olympics from afar as South Korea hosts the 2018 Winter Games. St. Andrew Kim serves Korean Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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The purpose of fasting

The purpose of fasting

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

If the sum total of my Lenten experience is giving up some treat, where is the conversion? Where is the deepening of my relationship with Jesus Christ?

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El ayuno tiene un propósito

El ayuno tiene un propósito

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nuestro Evangelio del Miércoles de Ceniza (Mateo 6: 1-6; 16-18) nos recordó que nuestra disciplina en la Temporada de Cuaresma no es una muestra pública. Por ejemplo, si renuncio a los colinabos cubiertos de chocolate, entonces no debería ser una causa de sufrimiento para los que me rodean, todos los que tienen que escuchar lo difícil que es mi sacrificio y cómo cuento los días previos a la Pascua.

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Nun’s recovery recognized as 70th official miraculous healing at Lourdes

Nun’s recovery recognized as 70th official miraculous healing at Lourdes

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the Catholic Church celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, a French bishop announced the 70th officially recognized miraculous cure of a pilgrim to the Lourdes grotto where Mary appeared 160 years ago.

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