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Faith is your best tool for fighting on-the-job stress

Faith is your best tool for fighting on-the-job stress

| Tom Bengtson | April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

A friend used to tell me: “Don’t worry about the things you can control because you can control them. And don’t worry about the things you can’t control because you can’t control them!”

Bobby McFerrin said something similar: “Don’t worry; be happy.”

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Mothers of priests take on new role after ordination

Mothers of priests take on new role after ordination

| Julie Pfitzinger | April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Father John Helmueller was ordained to the priesthood 10 years ago for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D., he was not the only member of his family to assume a new role.

His mother Mary, who lives in Maplewood and is a parishioner at St. Jerome, felt so blessed to become the mother of a priest on that day. But at the same time, she wasn’t quite sure what that meant for her own life.

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Divine Mercy events in the archdiocese

Divine Mercy events in the archdiocese

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following Divine Mercy celebrations take place May 1. Celebrations may include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Benediction, confession and/or talks on Divine Mercy. For more information on events related to a celebration, contact the individual parish.

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‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy’

‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy’

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Second Sunday of Easter is now also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. It ranks as a solemnity, and it is the eighth and final day of the Octave of Easter. Divine Mercy Sunday was established by Pope John Paul II on April 30, 2000.

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Mothers and daughters invited to Summer Splash

Mothers and daughters invited to Summer Splash

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The School Sisters of Notre Dame invite mothers and daughters to “splash” into the beginning of summer with a little bonding time on Good Counsel Hill in Mankato.

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New ACCW president says everyone has a role

New ACCW president says everyone has a role

| Julie Pfitzinger | April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Rose Anne Hallgren was asked last November to consider being nominated for president of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, she knew she had to pray about it. But she also believed it was important to seek encouragement from her family and friends.

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Good News is on the way

Good News is on the way

| April 19, 2011 | 1 Comment

As part of the newspaper’s 100th anniversary celebration, we will be publishing a “Good News Issue” – and you can help.

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John Paul II, the pilgrim pope who inspired a generation

John Paul II, the pilgrim pope who inspired a generation

| Mar Muñoz-Visoso | April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pope John Paul II keeps filling stadiums and squares years after his death. On April 2, 70,000 Mexicans filled up the Estadio Azteca (the massive soccer stadium in Mexico City) to pay tribute to the beloved pope who visited the country five times.

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Juan Pablo II, el peregrino que inspiró a una generación

Juan Pablo II, el peregrino que inspiró a una generación

| Mar Muñoz-Visoso | April 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

El Papa Juan Pablo II continúa llenando estadios y plazas incluso años después de haber fallecido. El pasado 2 de abril 70.000 mexicanos se congregaron en el masivo Estadio Azteca para rendir tributo al querido pontífice que visitó el país cinco veces.

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Lakeville parish seeks healing after Mass incident

Lakeville parish seeks healing after Mass incident

| April 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

All Saints Church in Lakeville invited parishioners to bring a red flower with them to any one of the parish’s five Palm Sunday Masses April 16-17 as a healing response to an incident last week at Mass in which a man poured a jar of what was believed to be urine on the altar.

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Imagine what you can learn from worms

Imagine what you can learn from worms

| James Bovin For The Catholic Spirit | April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Students at St. John Vianney School in South St. Paul have already made many contributions to “A Billion Acts of Green,” the theme for this year’s Earth Day, which coincides with Good Friday on April 22.

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Companions on the road to Easter

Companions on the road to Easter

| George Weigel | April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

For the past six weeks, I’ve had the privilege of participating in the station church pilgrimage of Lent, a Roman tradition that dates back to Christian antiquity. From at least the early fourth century, the pope celebrated Mass during Lent with his clergy and the Roman Christian community at a designated “station” church.

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