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In new book, Father Joncas reflects on suffering from rare disorder

In new book, Father Joncas reflects on suffering from rare disorder

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2003, prolific composer, professor and priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Father Michael Joncas was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system. He wrote about the experience in “On Eagle’s Wings: A Journey Through Illness Toward Healing,” released last month by Twenty-Third Publications. The Catholic Spirit interviewed him by email. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.

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Vocations Holy Hours coming to a parish near you

Vocations Holy Hours coming to a parish near you

| Father David Blume | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year, the Office of Vocations has chosen as its theme, “Pray to the Lord of the Harvest,” a direct reference to the words of Jesus telling his disciples, “The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Lk 10:2). Jesus does not make this as a suggestion, but rather a command that we ask, or pray “to the master of the harvest” for more laborers.

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Soon-to-be Blessed Father Solanus Casey lived in Stillwater

Soon-to-be Blessed Father Solanus Casey lived in Stillwater

| Susan Klemond | November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Solanus Casey and two of his brothers made an unusual threesome as they walked together at the College St. Thomas in St. Paul in the summer of 1937: He and Father Maurice Casey wore brown Capuchin Franciscan habits while Father Edward Casey donned the black clerics of an archdiocesan priest.

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No baby, but still giving thanks

No baby, but still giving thanks

| Christina Capecchi | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even before she was married, Emily Stimpson Chapman asked for baby prayers.

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The Lord hears the cry of the newborn

The Lord hears the cry of the newborn

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s as loud as a fire alarm (except it goes off 20 times a day). It screeches like fingernails down a chalkboard. And rather than fleeing to escape it, we’re supposed to run right toward it.

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Totino-Grace wins Class A state boys soccer title

Totino-Grace wins Class A state boys soccer title

| November 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

Sophomore forward Steevenson Lamarre scored all the points Totino-Grace needed for the Class A state high school boys soccer championship Nov. 2.

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Digital Edition – October 26, 2017

Digital Edition – October 26, 2017

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quad Squad, Rosary procession, Catechetical Institute turns 10, Concert for Venezuela, Exorcism rite, Cremation guidelines, Halloween history

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A pastor’s funeral advice for the living: ‘Plan, plan, plan’

A pastor’s funeral advice for the living: ‘Plan, plan, plan’

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul hosted an end-of-life seminar Oct. 7 to offer information on funeral planning, pre-planning with funeral homes and cemeteries, medical assistance, veterans’ benefits, financial issues and related topics. Speakers at The Catholic Cemeteries event emphasized that advanced planning includes making and updating wills, selecting a funeral home and choosing burial sites, but that there are other important factors.

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Appointments – October 25, 2017

Appointments – October 25, 2017

| October 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: October 10, 2017 Reverend Biju Mathew Pattasseril, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Boniface in Minneapolis. Father Pattasseril replaces Reverend Daniel Griffith, who previously served in that assignment.

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Seeking Mary in the communion of saints

Seeking Mary in the communion of saints

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the sun was coming up over Minneapolis Oct. 18, 2,000 Catholic school teachers, administrators and staff converged upon the Convention Center from every point of the archdiocese for the first Catholic Schools Summit, sponsored by the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE). It was an exhilarating day, with dynamic speakers, opportunities for sharpening skills and sharing best practices, and a joyful recommitment to the mission of Catholic education. I felt privileged to join with this army of disciples for Mass.

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Buscando a María en la comunión de los santos

Buscando a María en la comunión de los santos

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cuando el sol se levantó sobre Minneapolis el 18 de octubre, 2,000 maestros, administradores y personal de la escuela católica se reunieron en el Centro de Convenciones desde cada punto de la arquidiócesis para la primera Cumbre de Escuelas Católicas, patrocinada por el Centro de Excelencia de las Escuelas Católicas (CSCOE). Fue un día emocionante, con oradores dinámicos, oportunidades para agudizar las habilidades y compartir mejores prácticas, y un feliz compromiso con la misión de la educación católica. Me sentí privilegiado de unirme a este ejército de discípulos para la misa.

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What do we love?

What do we love?

| Deacon Michael Nevin | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many years ago, my wife decided to do some interior decorating in our home, and stenciled the “Great Commandment” from the Gospel of Matthew on the walls of our stairway: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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