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Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 24
Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

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Parents of future priest say they don’t fit the mold

Parents of future priest say they don’t fit the mold

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom and Lori McKenzie like to go to rock concerts and watch Minnesota Wild games, and they’re not sure they act much like the parents of a future priest.

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Digital Edition – May 21, 2015

Digital Edition – May 21, 2015

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholics leaving pews, Church offices for sale, Dorothy Day Center builds, Remembering Romero, St. Paul school saved, Sisters relate to Mary, Homeless veteran memorialized, Seven priests to be ordained

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A priest forever

A priest forever

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

On May 30, seven men will vest in that sacristy as deacons of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, only to return as priests.

This section shares their paths to the priesthood, one family’s reflection on the vocation of its son and brother, and advice from Pope Francis to new priests, which includes no boring homilies! The men are to receive their pastoral assignments from Archbishop John Nienstedt May 26.

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Daily Mass during college years paved road to priesthood

Daily Mass during college years paved road to priesthood

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The light of faith grew gradually brighter in Deacon Thomas (T.J.) McKenzie’s life until, as a college senior, he could see his vocation to the priesthood clearly enough to pursue it.

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MCC ‘very proud’ of passage of prenatal diagnosis bill

MCC ‘very proud’ of passage of prenatal diagnosis bill

| Joe Towalski | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the work of the Minnesota Catholic Conference and a coalition of disability advocacy groups, expectant parents whose babies are diagnosed with certain prenatal conditions will receive accurate and supportive information from local and national organizations.

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Couple’s purity in dating becomes fruitfulness in marriage

Couple’s purity in dating becomes fruitfulness in marriage

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dan and Sarah Driver come from polar opposite backgrounds: She grew up in a strong Catholic family in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and never left the faith, while he received less Catholic formation in Reading, England, and then adopted a hedonistic lifestyle until his conversion.

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The meaning of human sexuality

The meaning of human sexuality

| Betsy Kneepkens for The Catholic Spirit | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jesus’ incarnation proclaimed that matter matters. If we could step out of creation and let go of our inclinations, I believe we could easily see the mastery of our created universe — a harmony ordered by our Creator, with a diversity that tickles our intellect and a purpose that points us to him.

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To be Catholic is to take care of the vulnerable

To be Catholic is to take care of the vulnerable

| Father Michael Byron | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first time I became smitten with cemeteries was while I was an undergraduate at St. John’s University in Collegeville. There on a gorgeous sloped hill to the west of the lake was the cemetery where the monks had been buried for generations, marked with simple gray granite stones. I found it a marvelous place of bringing life back to earth.

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In politics, make appeals, not demands

In politics, make appeals, not demands

| Jason Adkins | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a 2012 retreat to Caritas aid workers, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) told those present that truth is like a precious stone: Offer it in your hand, and it draws others to you; hurl it at someone, and it causes injury.

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Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember those who served

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New parish creditors committee forms

New parish creditors committee forms

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

A bankruptcy judge has appointed a committee of parish creditors with claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis separate from sexual abuse claimants to work toward a plan for Reorganization with the archdiocese, claimants and the archdiocese’s insurers. Judge Robert Kressel made the ruling following a May 7 hearing.

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