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Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter

Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, pope says at Easter

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ’s resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.

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New York fundraising effort started to help restore Notre Dame Cathedral

New York fundraising effort started to help restore Notre Dame Cathedral

| April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said he named a fundraising effort for the Paris cathedral “From St. Patrick’s to Notre Dame” because he really wanted “to twin our beloved St. Patrick’s Cathedral, America’s parish church here on Fifth Avenue, with Notre Dame.”

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Muslim father, ‘wanting to be part of something,’ joins Catholic Church

Muslim father, ‘wanting to be part of something,’ joins Catholic Church

| Linda Reeves | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

After questioning the Islamic tradition he had practiced for a few years, Christopher Booty delved into its history and explored other world religions — which eventually led him to Catholicism.

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Man faces charges for trying to walk into cathedral with flammables

Man faces charges for trying to walk into cathedral with flammables

| April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man arrested by New York police after he tried to walk through St. Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan with flammables late April 17 has been charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and trespassing.

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Christ is alive!

Christ is alive!

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

On the first Sunday of Lent this year, more than 500 people, joined by their family members, friends and sponsors, journeyed to our co-cathedrals in St. Paul and Minneapolis for the annual Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. This weekend, they will be sacramentally initiated and warmly welcomed into the Catholic Church in parishes throughout our archdiocese.

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¡Cristo está vivo!

¡Cristo está vivo!

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

El primer domingo de Cuaresma de este año, más de 500 personas, acompañadas por sus familiares, amigos y patrocinadores, viajaron a nuestras co-catedrales en Saint Paul y Minneapolis para el Rito de Elecciones y el Llamado a la Conversión Continua. Este fin de semana, se iniciarán sacramentalmente y serán bienvenidos en la Iglesia Católica en las parroquias de nuestra Arquidiócesis.

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Rising to new life through accountability

Rising to new life through accountability

| Deacon Gordon Bird | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Often said and forever true: Without the cross, there can be no resurrection. Without the Passion, there is no Easter. Without sacrifice — new life in Christ now and forever — the hope of the promise to come does not present itself.

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In politics, everything is connected

In politics, everything is connected

| Sarah Spangenberg | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today, people working to advance Catholic social teaching often find themselves in opposing camps, divided along party lines. But the Church’s political work is about putting back together what has been torn apart by a highly partisan culture. In his encyclical “Laudato si’,” Pope Francis proposes integral ecology as a new framework for reunifying the Church’s mission of public engagement.

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Holy Thursday: the Eucharist and service

Holy Thursday: the Eucharist and service

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Eucharist is at the forefront of Holy Thursday. The Easter triduum begins with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The liturgy commemorates the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus, the faithful receive the Eucharist during the Communion Rite, the Eucharist is carried in procession at the end of Mass as it is transferred, and the night concludes with eucharistic adoration.

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