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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 3, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 3, 2011

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

“You and our brother bishops in Wisconsin are offering a timely reminder of what the church teaches on the rights and duties of workers, including the right to form and belong to unions and other associations, and the obligation to address difficult problems with respect for the rights and needs of all.”
— Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in a Feb. 24 letter to the archbishop of Milwaukee regarding Wisconsin’s budget battle

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Benedictine sisters in St. Joseph elect new prioress

Benedictine sisters in St. Joseph elect new prioress

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Matthew anniversary
Perfect student
Kudos to Father McDonough

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New Roman Missal seminar March 11

New Roman Missal seminar March 11

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

A workshop on the upcoming changes in the prayers of the Mass will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Guar­dian Angels in Oakdale.

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Women’s retreat set for April 2

Women’s retreat set for April 2

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Women of all ages are invited to a morning retreat of prayer, sacrament and reflection. “Turning Away from Sin: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving,” sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2 at Holy Spirit church in St. Paul.

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Three priests appointed as regional vicars

Three priests appointed as regional vicars

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Three priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have been ap­pointed by Arch­bishop John Nien­stedt as regional vicars to help foster communication be­tween parishes, clergy and the archbishop.

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Journey through Lent with Dante as your guide

Journey through Lent with Dante as your guide

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mary Reichardt, professor of Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, will present a series of talks titled “The Divine Comedy and The Lenten Journey” on four consecutive Tuesdays, March 15 to April 5 at Hayden Hall in St. Paul. The Catholic Spirit recently interviewed Reichardt about the series being presented by the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Only ordained ministers can preach the homily during Mass

Only ordained ministers can preach the homily during Mass

| Father John Paul Erickson | March 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Lay preaching in the Catholic Church was the topic of a recent story in the StarTribune newspaper. The Catholic Spirit asked Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship, to answer a few questions on the topic to clarify the church’s teaching.

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RCIA: An end and beginning

RCIA: An end and beginning

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

When the 14 members of this year’s Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults class at St. Mark Catholic Church in Shakopee come together at the parish on Easter Vigil, April 23, for full initiation into the church, in some sense it will be the end of their journey, but in many ways, it will be just the beginning.

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New Lenten reflections app for iPad and iPhone

New Lenten reflections app for iPad and iPhone

| March 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

If you’re looking for daily inspiration this Lent, you might consider a new app from Liturgical Press in Collegeville.

The app makes the content of the book “Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent” by Bishop Robert Morneau, auxiliary bishop of Green Bay, Wis., available to iPad and iPhone users.

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Books offer opportunity for spiritual growth

Books offer opportunity for spiritual growth

| Ann Jonas For The Catholic Spirit | March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time for reflection, deeper reading and spiritual growth. A Lenten activity book and a new reflection on “The Seven Last Words” offer spiritual sustenance for Lent and Holy Week.

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Digital Edition – March 3, 2011

Digital Edition – March 3, 2011

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Includes information about the 2011 Catholic Services Appeal and Woman’s Religious Jubilees special section.

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2011 Catholic Services Appeal – We Are One Body

2011 Catholic Services Appeal – We Are One Body

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Learn more about the 2011 Catholic Services Appeal.

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