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2017 Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

2017 Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

| November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

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Preparing for Advent

Preparing for Advent

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | November 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

Early in November, I heard the TV announce: “The holiday season has arrived! It’s time to … .”

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En preparación para el Adviento

En preparación para el Adviento

| November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A principios de noviembre, escuché que la televisión anunciaba: “¡Ha llegado la temporada de vacaciones! Es tiempo de … .” Inhalé con práctica indignación por la precocidad de la temporada de vacaciones. Me pareció que la temporada de vacaciones ahora comienza en Halloween y termina el día de Año Nuevo. Suspiré al darme cuenta de que habría casi dos meses de bombo antes de que comenzara la temporada de Navidad. Sabía que cuando las campanas de las iglesias de todo el mundo anunciaran el nacimiento del salvador del mundo, Jesucristo, una cultura ya saturada y saciada, seguramente se interesaría por las Misas extra.

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2017 Senior Services Guide

2017 Senior Services Guide

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017 Senior Services Guide

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St. John Paul II relic coming to archdiocese

St. John Paul II relic coming to archdiocese

| Susan Klemond | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The relic consists of a small ampoule of the saint’s blood, which is set in a gold-covered metal reliquary molded to look like an open lectionary.

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

| Father Michael Van Sloun | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

With a pregnancy, the birth of a child and the celebration of the sacrament of baptism, a name must be chosen for the child. A name is a person’s title or identifier for life. This is a not a decision that should be taken lightly. The selection of the name is primarily the duty of the parents, and only secondarily the duty of the sponsor or the pastor.

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Long live Christ the King

Long live Christ the King

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | November 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mixed in with the politics of the Mexican revolution of some 10 years earlier, the decades of Church persecution were finally coming to a head.

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Local ‘patrons’ help revitalize historic Vatican art

Local ‘patrons’ help revitalize historic Vatican art

| Melenie Soucheray | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are more than two dozen Vatican museums full of new and old artwork representing centuries of cultures and faiths from all over the world. And every year, nearly 6 million people view the art, architecture and ethno-anthropology, from small, fragile pieces to the larger-than-life frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Art historians say the works are a testament to God’s creation and tools for evangelization.

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Entering the storm

Entering the storm

| Vincenzo Randazzo | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A friend told me about a family stuck in a blizzard late at night in an unfamiliar, remote area. They’d seen no one else on the road in hours. Their car, though safe and mechanically sound, ran out of gas. Their cell phones were dead, and even if they had power, reception was low.

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To ‘listen’ one another

To ‘listen’ one another

| Liz Kelly | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a quote I keep in my office from Douglas Steere, the Quaker, and I read it before every meeting I have, especially with spiritual directees. He writes, “To ‘listen’ another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.”

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St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

| Rachel Herbeck | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many, but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God and intent on relaying the truth to others, including Muslim sultans.

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Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

| Melenie Soucheray | November 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Held at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, the panel agreed that collaboration among pastors, educators, families, alumni, philanthropists and public policy makers is needed to tackle the challenges, which panelists cited as poverty, lack of teacher support and low buy-in for Catholic education.

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