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Archbishop survives being ‘grilled’ at Theology on Tap

Archbishop survives being ‘grilled’ at Theology on Tap

| Bridget Ryder | February 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Questions ran the gamut from Vikings fandom to young adult ministry to suffering, and Archbishop Bernard Hebda fielded them all Feb. 8 at a Theology on Tap event in St. Paul.

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Catholics find opportunities to invest, contribute for good

Catholics find opportunities to invest, contribute for good

| Susan Klemond | February 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

To receive insights and updates to help them in what is often more long-term stewardship, the Vanden Plases and more than 200 other individual donors, financial advisors, and representatives of parishes and other Catholic organizations attended the St. Paul-based foundation’s 22nd annual investment conference Feb. 8 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

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Bankruptcy judge appoints future claims representative

Bankruptcy judge appoints future claims representative

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a move that further enhances the chances a $14 million settlement secured by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis with Catholic Mutual Insurance will become available to victims, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Kressel approved a future claim representative in the archdiocese’s ongoing Chapter 11 Reorganization case at a Feb. 9 hearing.

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From our readers – February 9, 2017

From our readers – February 9, 2017

| February 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

– Why a Catholic lobby day?
– Cardinal Newman Society’s ‘honor roll’
– Bishop Andrew Cozzens responds

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Dave Rubin, the ‘pelvic issues’ and Jewish comedians

Dave Rubin, the ‘pelvic issues’ and Jewish comedians

| Bishop Robert Barron | February 9, 2017 | 13 Comments

Recently, I was interviewed in Los Angeles by Dave Rubin for his popular program “The Rubin Report.” Dave is a stand-up comedian, political satirist, protégé of Larry King, and spokesman for, I think it’s fair to say, the classically liberal, secularist world view. He has demonstrated a particular interest in the issues raised by the new atheists and by the supposed conflict between religion and the sciences. He is also an advocate of gay marriage. You might be wondering, therefore, why he’d want to talk to a Catholic bishop.

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Angels among us: how helping leads to healing

Angels among us: how helping leads to healing

| Christina Capecchi | February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy.

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Activism in Christ

Activism in Christ

| Jonathan Liedl | February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first tumultuous weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have seen marches, rallies and demonstrations across the country, held in opposition to, or in support of, at least some part of the president’s agenda. Millions have taken part, and the trend shows no sign of stopping. To put it mildly, activism is in the air.

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Digital Edition – February 9, 2017

Digital Edition – February 9, 2017

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Services Appeal, Immigrants at crossroads, Charismatic anniversary, Iraq’s Christian future, Remembering the Holocaust, Considering vocations, Poverty and incarceration, School choice, Catholic-Muslim dialogue

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Catholic Services Appeal 2017

Catholic Services Appeal 2017

| February 9, 2017 | 5 Comments

Last year, Catholic Services Appeal pledges exceeded the $9.3 million goal, and its leaders are hopeful that the 2017 appeal will have an even greater impact.

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Catholic Services Appeal puts faith into action for ‘least of these’

Catholic Services Appeal puts faith into action for ‘least of these’

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 9, 2017

As an auxiliary bishop who travels throughout the archdiocese, I see so much good done in Christ’s name. I feel so blessed because I get to see God’s incredible work in so many places. If you could follow me around, you would be inspired by the way people are living their faith in this archdiocese.

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La Apelación de Servicios Católicos pone la fe en acción para ‘más pequeños de éstos’

La Apelación de Servicios Católicos pone la fe en acción para ‘más pequeños de éstos’

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 9, 2017

El otoño pasado pude reunirme con varios otros sacerdotes para escuchar confesiones de más de 100 estudiantes universitarios que estaban en retiro del Centro Newman de la Universidad de Minnesota en St. Lawrence. Recientemente, el Arzobispo Bernard Hebda celebró el sacramento de la confirmación de tres presos en la prisión estatal de Lino Lakes. En octubre, dirigí la Adoración eucarística para los más de 1,200 estudiantes de secundaria en el Día Arquidiocesano de Jóvenes. Más de 30,000 latinos asistieron a los servicios para la fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en nuestras parroquias este año. Nuestros dos sacerdotes en la misión arquidiocesana en Venezuela llevaron los sacramentos y el amor de Jesús a uno de los lugares más pobres del mundo en su parroquia, que cuenta con 65,000 fieles. La Arquidiócesis de St. Paul y Minneapolis ocupó el quinto lugar en el país en los últimos tres años por el número de sacerdotes ordenados, ya que ordenados 26 nuevos sacerdotes en los últimos tres años y ordenará a 10 más en mayo.

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Take God’s gift of freedom to next level

Take God’s gift of freedom to next level

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most people would agree that living an ethical life boils down to our personal choices between “good” and “evil.” Others might use different criteria, such as useful or not useful, pleasurable or not pleasurable, etc. Whatever our standards, we value the freedom to identify our own paths as one of the most treasured aspects of being human, and we resist someone else telling us what to do.

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