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New bishop reflects seminary strength

New bishop reflects seminary strength

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, Oct. 18, Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt Torres, SEMV, one of two vice rectors at the St. Paul Seminary and a longtime pastor in our archdiocese, was ordained to serve as the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford. He will be sorely missed at the Catholic parish Community of St. Francis de Sales and St. James here in St. Paul, as well as at the seminary and by many of our priests, particularly those whom he had formed over the past decade.

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Nuevo obispo refleja la fuerza del seminario

Nuevo obispo refleja la fuerza del seminario

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

El jueves 18 de octubre, el obispo Juan Miguel Betancourt, SEMV, uno de los dos vicerrectores del Seminario St. Paul y un pastor de larga data en nuestra arquidiócesis, fue ordenado a servir como obispo auxiliar de la Arquidiócesis de Hartford. Se lo extrañará mucho en la comunidad parroquial católica de St. Francis de Sales y St. James aquí en St. Paul, así como en el seminario y por muchos de nuestros sacerdotes, especialmente aquellos a quienes había formado durante la última década.

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Seek first the kingdom

Seek first the kingdom

| Jason Adkins | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Faithful citizenship requires transcending the ideologies and partisan divides of our time and working primarily for the salvation of souls, not for short-term political gain on high-profile issues.

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Local musician leverages talents to lift others’ voices

Local musician leverages talents to lift others’ voices

| Jessica Weinberger | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a musician, Abraham Gross has seen success with his 2016 album, “Perfect Equals Messy,” and as St. Paul’s Outreach’s first music coordinator, raising the quality of worship for college chapters nationwide. It’s helping others create compelling, faith-filled music, either through a full-time role or his company, AJG Productions, where he says he really hits home runs.

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Become what you receive

Become what you receive

| Father Michael Van Sloun | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Eucharist has a transformative effect. If we cooperate, the Eucharist has the power to change us, not in a small way, but in a major way, to re-create us into a new and better person. When Jesus gave us the Eucharist at the Last Supper and asked us to “do this in memory of me,” he asked us to receive him, the bread of life, true bread from heaven (Jn 6:41), on a regular basis, because of his deep desire that each of us would have a complete makeover, a total transformation.

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Calvary Cemetery offers view into St. Paul’s colorful history

Calvary Cemetery offers view into St. Paul’s colorful history

| Doug Hovelson | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

To know a city, people must walk in the footsteps of those who came before them.

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The priesthood of Melchizedek

The priesthood of Melchizedek

| Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the second reading for Oct. 28, we find this fascinating statement attributed to Christ: “Thou art a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek” (Heb 5:6). The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews drew this from Psalm 110, a prophecy about the coming of the Messiah.

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Legion of Mary ministers to Stillwater inmates in aftermath of officer’s death

Legion of Mary ministers to Stillwater inmates in aftermath of officer’s death

| Susan Klemond | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On a Sunday afternoon in October, 14 inmates in the chapel of the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater listened as Jeanne McDonald, 60, read a prayer by Blessed Solanus Casey and highlighted two lines she thought they’d especially relate to: “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger.”

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30 under 31: Young adult Catholics engaged in the life of the Church

30 under 31: Young adult Catholics engaged in the life of the Church

| Celia Kennedy | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

These young adults, all age 31 and under, are just a selection of the local young adults who are dedicated Catholics and motivated by their faith to do good in the world.

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The rosary a reminder to ‘do whatever he tells you’

The rosary a reminder to ‘do whatever he tells you’

| Kate Soucheray | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

I love the rosary. I have slept with one under my pillow for several decades, and as I say it, I often fall asleep. My mother told us when we were young that if we didn’t finish saying an entire rosary, the angels would finish it for us.

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Despite challenges, Venezuelan youth have powerful potential

Despite challenges, Venezuelan youth have powerful potential

| Jonathan Liedl | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Only a few years ago, Graviel de Jesús was heading down a dangerous path. Already growing up poor in San Félix, Venezuela, and with complications from his mother’s alcohol and drug use while he was in utero, the teenager’s options for earning a livelihood were further limited when his country’s economy started to collapse. God was not a part of his life at the time, and so the young de Jesús began to follow his older brother into a life of crime.

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Pursuing less to live more: the grace of enough

Pursuing less to live more: the grace of enough

| Christina Capecchi | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The experience changed the Stewarts. It was messier and more grueling than they’d imagined, but it was also glorious.

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