Archive for April, 2018

Anselm House helping University of Minnesota’s Christians live integrated lives

Anselm House helping University of Minnesota’s Christians live integrated lives

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We think the most important thing about the world is that it’s creation,” said Bryan Bademan, Anselm House executive director. “To try to understand the world apart from God is to misunderstand the world at some fundamental level.”

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Chilean abuse victims welcome pope’s letter, call for zero tolerance

Chilean abuse victims welcome pope’s letter, call for zero tolerance

| Jane Chambers | April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Victims of clergy sexual abuse welcomed Pope Francis’ letter in which he apologized for underestimating the seriousness of the crisis in Chile.

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Catholic Beer Club responding to millennials’ thirst for community

Catholic Beer Club responding to millennials’ thirst for community

| Jonathan Liedl | April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Weeknight visitors to a Twin Cities craft brewery might stumble upon one of the newest young adult ventures in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Conference looks at how to preserve religious orders’ archives

Conference looks at how to preserve religious orders’ archives

| Kurt Jensen | April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recorded history typically is the privilege of the famous, powerful and wealthy, and that’s the same for institutions as for individuals. And for the Catholic Church, there’s never been any shortage of preservation of theological documents.

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Toronto cardinal calls for prayers after van kills at least 10

Toronto cardinal calls for prayers after van kills at least 10

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Toronto Cardinal Thomas Collins called for special prayers after a van jumped a curb and killed at least 10 people on a busy Toronto street.

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Handmaids halt plans to serve in archdiocese

Handmaids halt plans to serve in archdiocese

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

A series of delays and red tape in trying to convert a 1922 St. Paul building into a convent has led the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus to pause their establishment in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Sports gambling: Leave the money on the table

Sports gambling: Leave the money on the table

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the coming weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court might loosen federal restrictions on sports gambling. As a result, many states have proactively drafted bills that would create regulated sports gambling industries at the state level — Minnesota included. The changes could greatly expand legal gambling in Minnesota, for example, by making online gambling accessible 24 hours a day from any computer or smart phone.

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Remember Angelo

Remember Angelo

| Liz Kelly | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to Rome, I stayed, for the first time, in the Jewish quarter. I rented a little apartment not far from Teatro Marcello on a charming, crooked cobblestone street — the kind so characteristic of the Eternal City. Brilliant purple bougainvillea cascaded from terracotta planters set against the lovely earthen hues of the stucco buildings. An accordion player claimed a spot below my window, and in the evening he would mosey from restaurant to restaurant entertaining the tourists who sat down to a bowl of pasta, exhausted with the day’s exploring of so many glorious churches. It was a quintessential Roman holiday.

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In ‘historic’ move, pope names three laywomen to doctrinal congregation

In ‘historic’ move, pope names three laywomen to doctrinal congregation

| April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis appointed three women as consultors to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It marks the first time women and laypersons were named as active contributors — not support staff.

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The great ‘I am’

The great ‘I am’

| Father Terry Beeson | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Whenever I proclaim the Gospel of John at Mass, it is not uncommon for me to encounter an episode when Jesus makes an “I am” statement. And when I do, I really try to give the words an extra oomph, a little more emphasis: “I AM the bread of life …” “I AM the light of the world …” “I AM the Good Shepherd …” “I AM the resurrection and the life …” “I AM the way and the truth and the life …”

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The powerful effects of the Eucharist

The powerful effects of the Eucharist

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The most holy body and blood of Christ, the Eucharist, is a rich source of abundant blessings, and it has many powerful effects.

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Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

Circuitous route led to director’s second film on exorcism

| Mark Pattison | April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sometimes the best opportunities result from a mix of asking and having things fall into your lap.

So it was for William Friedkin, who directed “The Exorcist” 45 years ago and thought he was through with the subgenre he helped create. Then came his documentary on exorcism, “The Devil and Father Amorth.”

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