Other Recent Articles

Inviting Jesus to reign in our hearts

Inviting Jesus to reign in our hearts

| Father Joseph Bambenek | November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the depths of most human hearts is a desire to be led by someone who loves us and can protect us and guide us in life. At the root of that desire is the often unseen longing for the love, protection and guidance that only God, the King of the Universe, can truly give. In the times prior to King Saul, the people of Israel offended the Lord by clamoring for a human king like the rest of the nations had, rather than being led directly by God. Getting what they wanted did not work out well due to King Saul’s shortcomings. Yet Saul’s failures did not prevent the Israelites from wanting another king. In the first reading for the Solemnity of Christ the King this year we hear them clamoring for a replacement king once Saul had died; pleading with David to become their king.

Continue Reading

Appointments – November 21, 2019

Appointments – November 21, 2019

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Continue Reading

The Eighth Day

The Eighth Day

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I first became the pastor of the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Maplewood, the stories of the parish founder, Msgr. Raymond Rutkowski, were many and already legendary.

Continue Reading

El octavo día

El octavo día

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

El pastor de la Iglesia de la Presentación de la Santísima Virgen María en Maplewood, las historias del fundador de la parroquia, Mons. Raymond Rutkowski, eran muchas y legendarias.

Continue Reading

(Twin) Cities of saints

(Twin) Cities of saints

| Jonathon Liedl | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Did you remember All Saints Day earlier this November? In Italy, it’d be hard not to. Here, in this peculiarly Catholic country (case in point: the rate of Sunday Mass attendance is lower in Italy than in the U.S., but two soccer players were just suspended by an Italian national league for using the Lord’s name in vain during a game), All Saints Day is a national holiday. Schools, government services and most businesses are closed every year when the Nov. 1 solemnity rolls around.

Continue Reading

Take all moments of life to prayer

Take all moments of life to prayer

| Deacon Gordon Bird | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Spiritual leaders, protectors and providers of the faith know that the persistence, vigor and vitality of a daily prayer life are essential to staying alive in Christ. Spiritual combat is active and relentless, and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and his many parables about prayer emphasize persistence, watchfulness, humility and the acceptance of the Father’s will in prayer (Mt 5-7). He is our model on how to live a life of prayer, and certainly his earthly parents set an example.

Continue Reading

Mission trip exhibits joy of the Gospel

Mission trip exhibits joy of the Gospel

| Jason Adkins | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was blessed to accompany members of Our Lady of Lourdes’ (Minneapolis) parish justice and charity commission on a visit to its sister parish in Tijuana, Mexico: a mission run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.

Continue Reading

The fleeing nones

The fleeing nones

| Greg Erlandson | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

I grew up in a family of seven kids, which I considered a midsized Catholic brood. I knew families that could field entire baseball and even football teams. As a kid, I kept score of such matters and felt that Mom and Dad were lagging.

Continue Reading

Oklahoma City archbishop mourns shooting incident in which three died

Oklahoma City archbishop mourns shooting incident in which three died

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City expressed sadness following a shooting that claimed the lives of three people outside of an Oklahoma store.

Continue Reading