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Pope: Putting trust in world, not God, blinds people to needs of others

Pope: Putting trust in world, not God, blinds people to needs of others

| Carol Glatz | March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Worldliness transforms souls, it makes (people) lose touch with reality: They live in a fake world they have made,” he said March 5 in his homily at a morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he lives.

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Pope plans to canonize St. Therese’s parents during family synod

Pope plans to canonize St. Therese’s parents during family synod

| Cindy Wooden | March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to canonize Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, during the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October.

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Shroud shows what pain Jesus endured

Shroud shows what pain Jesus endured

| John Franko | March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Donald Nohs, who is an expert on the Shroud of Turin, widely believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus, talked to a Pittsburgh audience about the evidence of authenticity for the shroud.

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Daily Scriptures: March 1 – March 15, 2015

Daily Scriptures: March 1 – March 15, 2015

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, March 1
Second Sunday of Lent
Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18
Romans 8:31b-34
Mark 9:2-10
Monday, March 2
Daniel 9:4b-10
Luke 6:36-38

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First cathedral carving, Bishop Cretin’s letter among archivist’s favorite finds

First cathedral carving, Bishop Cretin’s letter among archivist’s favorite finds

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Every morning, Celeste Raspanti walks through the Cathedral of St. Paul’s “secret door.”

The brown slab of metal is not visible from the street or even the sidewalk marking the perimeter of the grand edifice.

Situated near the northeast corner of the church, it leads to the balcony of Msgr. Ambrose Hayden Hall, where decades of cathedral history are stashed in dozens of cardboard boxes that Raspanti works feverishly to sort and organize.

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From log cabin to national shrine

From log cabin to national shrine

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our first cathedrals in St. Paul

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Masqueray’s masterpiece

Masqueray’s masterpiece

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to local historian Alan Lathrop’s 1980 profile of Emmanuel Louis Masqueray for Minnesota History magazine, the architect was “virtually unknown” in 1904, at the time Archbishop John Ireland commissioned the 43-year-old to design the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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A look back in time

A look back in time

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Barren walls. A silent eucharistic prayer. Hats, lots of them.

This would have been the scene for the first Masses at the Cathedral of St. Paul starting on that Palm Sunday in 1915.

The visual changes within the cathedral — and the people who worship there — mirror the last century’s changes in the liturgy.

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