Archive for January, 2020

Baltimore museum showcases medieval missal used by St. Francis of Assisi

Baltimore museum showcases medieval missal used by St. Francis of Assisi

| January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than eight centuries ago, St. Francis of Assisi and two companions randomly opened a prayer book three times inside their parish church of St. Nicolo in Italy.

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West St. Paul pregnancy resource center to expand

West St. Paul pregnancy resource center to expand

| Susan Klemond | January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Despite some opposition to its expansion plans, officials at a pregnancy resource center in West St. Paul won approval from the City Council to broaden services and create enough to room help twice as many people.

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What do parishioners really think? Disciple Maker Index surveys the views in the pews

What do parishioners really think? Disciple Maker Index surveys the views in the pews

| January 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Disciple Maker Index survey aims to help parishes, archdiocese better know views of people in the pews

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A year more austere

A year more austere

| Liz Kelly | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A colleague of mine recently returned to the U.S. after serving along with his family as missionaries in some of the poorest parts of the world. Their commitment to give away everything they had and follow Jesus into a life of poverty and service was a sincere and moving one.

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Jesus, obedient Son of Israel

Jesus, obedient Son of Israel

| Father Byron Hagan | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are accustomed to thinking of our Catholic religion as the “fulfillment” of the Judaism that came before it, and rightly so. But it would be a one-sided interpretation of the idea of “fulfillment” to mean by it simply “superiority” with respect to Judaism. In a very real sense Christianity is in fact a different religion from Judaism as it was practiced in the time of Jesus.

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Embracing the heart of the Holy Family through ordinary living

Embracing the heart of the Holy Family through ordinary living

| Deacon Gordon Bird | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gazing through the lens of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we can try to seek out teachings that are either explicit in the Bible or, sometimes, not so evident.

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Survey presented in Minneapolis offers look into U.S. bishops’ lives

Survey presented in Minneapolis offers look into U.S. bishops’ lives

| Susan Klemond | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholics may be surprised to learn that many U.S. bishops describe their lives as both all-consuming and satisfying, a priest-researcher said in a presentation Jan. 15.

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Digital Edition – January 30, 2020

Digital Edition – January 30, 2020

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Special Report — Protecting Children, Young adult pilgrimage in Rome, Discipleship Maker Index, President speaks at pro-life march, Bishop survey, Grandparents pilgrimage, Annual food packing event – Maple Grove

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Catholics mobilize to pack millions of meals for hungry kids

Catholics mobilize to pack millions of meals for hungry kids

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A dream for feeding the hungry was about to die in December 2015. But, on the day before Christmas that year, a surprise gift came that has led to the packing of almost 6 million meals in the northwest Twin Cities area for starving children around the world.

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Understanding the effects of trauma and abuse

Understanding the effects of trauma and abuse

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Why can’t victim-survivors just get over it?” It’s a question often asked within the Church of people ready to move on from the abuse crisis.

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Journeys toward healing: Local resources for parishes, people hurt from clergy sexual abuse

Journeys toward healing: Local resources for parishes, people hurt from clergy sexual abuse

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is offering and supporting numerous programs and events designed to promote healing in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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Affirmation key in victim-survivor’s healing

Affirmation key in victim-survivor’s healing

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Michael Callaghan’s healing from clergy sexual abuse took a big step forward after he saw the movie “Spotlight” in 2015.

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