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Nothing less than Catholic

Nothing less than Catholic

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of my goals this summer has been to work on my Spanish. Given our growing Latino population in the archdiocese, I know that I need to do a better job of communicating in Spanish. Unable to find the time to go away for a few weeks, I’ve been looking online for tutoring programs in the Twin Cities. After doing some online research, I called one of the best-known language schools, and I was somewhat surprised to learn that there was a shortage of available teachers for the dates I needed. I asked, “With all the Spanish speakers in our area, are you telling me that you can’t find a tutor?”

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Nada menos que Católico

Nada menos que Católico

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 27, 2017

Uno de mis objetivos este verano ha sido trabajar en mi español. Dada nuestra creciente población latina en la archidiócesis, sé que necesito hacer un mejor trabajo de comunicación en español. Incapaz de encontrar el tiempo para irse por unas semanas, he estado buscando en línea para los programas de tutoría en las ciudades gemelas. Después de hacer algunas investigaciones en línea, llamé a una de las escuelas de idiomas más conocidas, y me sorprendió un poco saber que había una escasez de maestros disponibles para las fechas que necesitaba. Le pregunté: “Con todos los hispanohablantes de nuestra zona, ¿me estás diciendo que no puedes encontrar un tutor?”

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BSM graduates bound for military academies, service

BSM graduates bound for military academies, service

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Among Benilde-St. Margaret’s School’s graduating class of 219 students this year, four are bound for the U.S. Naval Academy, with others heading to West Point, winning national Naval ROTC scholarships or otherwise preparing to don uniforms in service of their country.

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Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

In January 1988, Elizabeth Moldenhauer prayed while on retreat at a Houston, Minnesota, Carmelite hermitage that God would heal her own brokenness, as well as the division between the Lutheran and Catholic churches. Moldenhauer, then a Lutheran living in Minneapolis, had made retreats before during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, but this time she felt the Lord calling her to become Catholic.

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Parental duties to their baptized children

Parental duties to their baptized children

| Father Michael Van Sloun | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

During the rite of baptism, after the parents request the sacrament of baptism for their child, the priest or deacon states, “You are accepting the responsibility of training your child in the practice of the faith.” Then, before the pouring of water, the instruction to the parents is repeated: “Make it your constant care to bring your child up in the practice of the faith.”

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Listening heart

Listening heart

| Deacon Jim Bauhs | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time that you had a conversation with God? Who initiated the conversation? God or you?

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Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recently asked young adults like Ellie Jensen to share with him what’s on their minds, so the 27-year-old is telling him that she thinks the Church should recast — though not change — its vision of marriage for young people. Many young adults don’t understand it or are afraid of it, she said, because of divorce, cohabitation and a culture that generally devalues marriage.

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From readers – July 27, 2017

From readers – July 27, 2017

| July 26, 2017 | 3 Comments

Don’t withhold sacraments
Health care silence
Disgusted by topics

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Living the Act of Contrition

Living the Act of Contrition

| Vincenzo Randazzo | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

A while back, I was hanging out with a friend and having a beer. I’ll call him Angelo for this story. I could tell something was troubling Angelo as I cracked open a pint and handed it to him as he sat down. He took a deep breath, and with sad conviction he said, “I screwed up. I royally screwed up.”

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Annual abortion data shows growth in Planned Parenthood’s share

Annual abortion data shows growth in Planned Parenthood’s share

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The annual report on abortions in Minnesota released June 30 by the Minnesota Department of Health shows 9,953 abortions were performed in 2016, the second lowest number since the state began recording the data in 1975.

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HealthEast ending maternity care at St. Joseph’s Hospital

HealthEast ending maternity care at St. Joseph’s Hospital

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maternity care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul will end Sept. 10, HealthEast announced July 25.

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Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

| Joe Towalski | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

About a month after he was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Bishop Andrew Cozzens had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis following a public audience in Rome. He wanted to thank the pope for naming him a bishop.

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