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