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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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Local Church leaders consider options in wake of immigration executive orders

Local Church leaders consider options in wake of immigration executive orders

| Matthew Davis, Dave Hrbacek, Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | February 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Three men live with the Franciscan Brothers of Peace who are not religious brothers. They are among 55 victims of torture seeking political asylum in the U.S. whom the brothers have housed in their friary on Lafond Avenue in St. Paul since 1995.

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Fighting the ‘noon-day devil’ of acedia

Fighting the ‘noon-day devil’ of acedia

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. I sometimes just wish that I could run away from the life I am living. There is nothing terribly wrong with it, but I get this feeling that I should just leave this behind and try something new. Is this a sign that I should?

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At 50, Charismatic Renewal still draws people to Holy Spirit

At 50, Charismatic Renewal still draws people to Holy Spirit

| Susan Klemond | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

While musicians from St. Paul’s Outreach played high-energy praise and worship music, Christy Plant lifted her hands and swayed. More than 100 others joined in to worship the Lord with the expressive gestures that have characterized the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since it began 50 years ago.

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Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

| Melenie Soucheray | February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Ellis and her colleagues hope to have captured the energy and passion of the approximately 100 people who attended the assembly. They heard from Artika Tyner, associate vice president of diversity and inclusion at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and civil rights attorney. Also on the program docket were Brandt Williams, senior reporter at Minnesota Public Radio, and Butch Blauert, a 25-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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Archbishop Hebda calls on lawyers, lawmakers to evangelize at Red Mass

Archbishop Hebda calls on lawyers, lawmakers to evangelize at Red Mass

| Joyce Coronel | February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is no stranger to the legal profession.

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Digital Edition – January 26, 2017

Digital Edition – January 26, 2017

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Schools Week, Msgr. Stanley Srnec dies, Urban school partnership, Bankruptcy plans up for vote, Crucifix art, JRLC leader

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