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Archdiocese reports allegation of priest serving in SD

Archdiocese reports allegation of priest serving in SD

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The alleged sexual abuse involves Father Joseph Thomas Forcelle and is from the late 1970s and early 1980s when he was serving as a priest at St. Mark in St. Paul. Father Forcelle has been serving in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, since 1984. The archdiocese said it notified that diocese.

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Digital Edition – September 22, 2016

Digital Edition – September 22, 2016

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Agents of peace, Golf chaplains, Pope Francis visits neonatal hospital, UST psychology professor helps students, Prayers for Jacob, Abortion ads, Retirement Planning

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St. Joan of Arc seniors share wisdom with parish, community

St. Joan of Arc seniors share wisdom with parish, community

| Susan Klemond | September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Patsy Jones came prepared to hear about new library resources at a Sept. 12 senior workshop at St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, but she was also thinking about trees — and the parish’s SAGES senior ministry that sponsored the event.

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Appointments – September 22, 2016

Appointments – September 22, 2016

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

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The right to life: authentic Catholic social teaching

The right to life: authentic Catholic social teaching

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 22, 2016

Strange things happen in election years. That was clear to me last Monday morning as I opened the newspaper to a full-page ad from an organization called “Catholics for Choice” referring to “Abortion in Good Faith” and misrepresenting Catholic social teaching by claiming that “public funding for abortion is a Catholic social justice value.”

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El derecho a la vida: la auténtica enseñanza social Católica

El derecho a la vida: la auténtica enseñanza social Católica

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cosas extrañas suceden en los años de elecciones. Eso fue claro para mí el pasado lunes por la mañana cuando abrí el periódico a un anuncio de página completa de una organización llamada “Catholics for Choice,” en referencia al “Aborto en buena fe” y que tergiversan la enseñanza social católica al afirmar que “los fondos públicos para el aborto son un valor católico de justicia social.” Este anuncio, con ligeras variaciones regionales, apareció en los periódicos de todo el país, y representó el último de una serie de esfuerzos de relaciones públicas por esta organización para promover una agenda pro-aborto, tratando de contrarrestar la proclamación consistente y convincente de la Iglesia, del Evangelio de la vida.

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Former parish employee arrested after abuse allegation

Former parish employee arrested after abuse allegation

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mitchell Bolkcom, a former employee and volunteer at St. Michael in Prior Lake, was arrested Sept. 15 by Bloomington Police and charged in Hennepin County with criminal sexual conduct after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. He was released from jail with conditions Sept. 20 on $50,000 bail.

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Why you should read C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Great Divorce’

Why you should read C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Great Divorce’

| Bishop Robert Barron | September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

In my capacity as regional bishop of the Santa Barbara pastoral region, which covers two entire counties north of Los Angeles, I am obliged to spend a good deal of time in the car. To make the trips easier, I have gotten back into the habit of listening to audio books. Just recently, I followed, with rapt attention, a book that I had read many years ago but which I had, I confess, largely forgotten: C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce.”

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Mother Teresa and conscience formation

Mother Teresa and conscience formation

| Mary Jane O'Brien | September 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

During election season, we hear a great deal about “following our consciences” and the need for conscience formation. The U.S. bishops offer their guide to faithful citizenship so that the principles of Catholic social teaching might inform our Election Day decisions, and a number of organizations similarly produce a range of voting guides.

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Delving into lectio divina

Delving into lectio divina

| Father Scott Carl | September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

How vital it is to pray with Scripture. It is God’s word to us given at a particular time, but alive in us through the same Spirit that inspired it.

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Supplied for school, supplied for life

Supplied for school, supplied for life

| Alyssa Bormes | September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

School supplies in the aisle at the grocery store bring on such nostalgia. Upon seeing them, I usually want to scoop up some notebooks, pencils, erasers and, of course, a new pack of crayons. And, I’m not exactly school-aged.

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Man and wife in heaven? Is Old Testament God violent?

Man and wife in heaven? Is Old Testament God violent?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. My wife passed away three years ago, and I miss her very much. We were married for 63 years. What are the Church’s thoughts on the hereafter? Will we still be man and wife?

Q. In the Bible, I have just finished the story of David and Saul, and it strikes me that throughout the Old Testament (at least so far), God has been a bit of a warrior, delivering enemies into the hands of those who are faithful. Yet, when I come to the New Testament, Jesus seems to speak against violence. Why the change?

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