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Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Learn more about the upcoming changes in the prayers of the Mass published in the third edition of the new Roman Missal, during a “Mys­ti­cal Body, Mystical Voice” workshop.

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Gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit

Gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 17, 2011 | 31 Comments

The Holy Spirit is associated with a number of sets of gifts and fruits. The sacrament of confirmation “increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit within us.”

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Confirmation continues to support our faith journey

Confirmation continues to support our faith journey

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments that belongs to a special group of three sacraments known as the sacraments of initiation. The other two are baptism and Eucharist. The sacrament of confirmation is administered only once.

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Makin’ it real at Holy Angels

Makin’ it real at Holy Angels

| Julie Pfitzinger - For The Catholic Spirit | February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph of Carondelet Sister Mary Lamski began her recent conversation with four students at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield in this way: “Ask me any question.”

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Religious jubilarians

Religious jubilarians

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

List provided by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Appointing bishops, from Henry IV to Hu Jintao

Appointing bishops, from Henry IV to Hu Jintao

| John Garvey | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Nov. 20, I traveled to Rome for a consistory of the College of Cardinals. It was a special event for me in more ways than one. Two of the 24 men named cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI are graduates of my institution, The Catholic University of America.

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Church offers services to give back to seniors

Church offers services to give back to seniors

| Bishop Lee Piché | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

On the bulletin board in the kitchen at my parents’ home is a little cross-stitched sign that reads: “Growing Old is Not for Sissies.” As I watch my own parents rise to the challenges of aging, I can vouch for the truth of that saying.

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What’s cooking? Parish dinner parties

What’s cooking? Parish dinner parties

| Julie Pfitzinger | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at the Church of St. Joseph in West St. Paul who attend monthly “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” events often find themselves sitting around a dinner table with people they may have seen many times before, but have never met.

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The Genesis problem

The Genesis problem

| Father Robert Barron | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

How can anyone believe that God made the visible universe in six days, that all the species were created at the same time, that light existed before the sun and moon, etc., etc? How can believers possibly square the naïve cosmology of Genesis with the textured and sophisticated theories of Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Stephen Hawking?

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Working through a hard death

Working through a hard death

| Father Tad Pacholcyk, Ph.D. | February 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Caregivers and health care professionals can and often do greatly assist those who are suffering and dying. Even with careful pain management and comfort measures, however, the dying process can still be agonizing and difficult.

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Is your parish a “marriage-building” community?

Is your parish a “marriage-building” community?

| Richard McCord | February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

World Day of Day of Marriage (Feb. 13) and National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) provide us with an opportunity to celebrate, reflect and give thanks for the gift of marriage; also to realize the uniqueness of this call and its importance for the good of society.

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Cathedral of St. Paul names new music director

Cathedral of St. Paul names new music director

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Cathedral of St. Paul recently announced that Robert Ridgell will be the new music director, beginning July 1.

Ridgell currently serves as organist of Trinity Wall Street in New York City. Previously, he served at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City and the Cathedral Church of the Savior in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Music and Westminster Choir College in Princeton and currently a candidate for a doctorate at Rutgers University.

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