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Faith comes alive at Archdiocesan Youth Day

Faith comes alive at Archdiocesan Youth Day

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photos from Archdiocesan Youth Day 2014

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Digital Edition – October 23, 2014

Digital Edition – October 23, 2014

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

From the courtroom to cooperation, Michael Campion hired, Back from Kitui, Path to priesthood?, Saint John’s Abbey architecture, Blessed Paul VI, Who can give blessings?, What to say at a funeral

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News travels fast; let’s make it good news

News travels fast; let’s make it good news

| Deacon Billy Dodge | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a cue from those Christians heroically living their faith today and from the Thessalonian Christians of Paul’s time: In their immediate surroundings, they live the great commandment: love God with your whole heart, mind, and soul, and your neighbor as yourself.

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Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dennis Cavanaugh describes his time in the pottery room at the Benedictine Center as a “prayer event, where pottery is the vehicle.”

In the midst of his third pottery series led by Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter on the campus of St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood, Cavanaugh enjoys working with clay, but said the experience offers so much more than practical pottery techniques.

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Appointments: October 23, 2014

Appointments: October 23, 2014

| October 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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Archdiocese discloses 17 names in interest of accountability

Archdiocese discloses 17 names in interest of accountability

| October 23, 2014

As part of a legal settlement with law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates, the archdiocese reached an agreement on a mechanism to disclose additional names of men with substantiated claims of committing clergy sexual abuse. The first cooperatively-developed disclosure list contains the names of and basic information about 17 men.

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From the courtroom to cooperation

From the courtroom to cooperation

| October 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

The joint agreement that has been reached between the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and Jeff Anderson and Associates and the survivors he represents is a historic moment in our efforts to assure the safety of children and vulnerable adults.

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You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

| Father Troy Przybilla | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone who is discerning the priesthood or religious life should attend events where they are able to talk to seminarians, priests and religious who are living the way of life that they are discerning. A number of discernment events are coming up in the next couple of months.

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Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Can anyone other than a priest or deacon do a Catholic blessing?
Q. I have long wondered why the priest mixes water with the wine at the offertory of the Mass. I have done some research and learned that this was the practice as early as the second century, but I don’t understand why it is done.

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Women honored for life-giving sacrifice

Women honored for life-giving sacrifice

| Gretchen Traylor for The Catholic Spirit | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

My lifelong dear friend, also known as my “other brother Mark (Claesgens),” and his sister and I grew up like siblings, as our adoptive parents were close friends.

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Minnesotans celebrate 10-year partnership with Catholics of Kenya

Minnesotans celebrate 10-year partnership with Catholics of Kenya

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

For a group of Minnesota Catholics, Africa was not too far to go to celebrate 10 years of friendship and cooperation.

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Self-reflection in the age of selfies

Self-reflection in the age of selfies

| Christina Capecchi | October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Lena Dunham is not done confessing. That’s the headline of the New York Times Magazine profile just published about the actress-turned-memoirist, and it couldn’t be more apt.

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