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Breaking into the ordinary

Breaking into the ordinary

| Liz Kelly | December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was a child, I loved most the wise men of our nativity set for their grandeur and color and elegance, and for the numinous gifts they brought to the Infant King. They were mysterious royalty from a far-off land who somehow possessed secret knowledge of the Savior’s birth, and I was sure their lives were full of intrigue and adventure.

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A grandma’s wish, a teen’s search: Visitation senior confirmed before Christmas

A grandma’s wish, a teen’s search: Visitation senior confirmed before Christmas

| Christina Capecchi | December 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

“All I wanted to do was further cultivate my relationship with my Creator,” Julia Carlone wrote in a reflection. “Suddenly I had a solution: confirmation.” 

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Symposium speaker shares personal journey with gender dysphoria

Symposium speaker shares personal journey with gender dysphoria

| Bridget Ryder | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a child growing up in the Los Angeles area in the 1940s, Heyer spent a lot of time with his grandmother, who babysat him. At age 4, Heyer became curious about the chiffon and lace she used as a seamstress, about the clothes she made and about being a girl.

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The ‘bitter pill’ of false liberation

The ‘bitter pill’ of false liberation

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | December 11, 2017 | 10 Comments

A major study published on December 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that hormonal contraception increases the risk of breast cancer for women. The research used all of Denmark as its sample, following nearly 1.8 million Danish women of childbearing age for over a decade.

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Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

| Susan Klemond | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1,700 gathered to celebrate the ordination, including Bishop Andrew Cozzens, priests, deacons, family and friends. It took place on the feast of St. Juan Diego.

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Digital Edition – December 7, 2017

Digital Edition – December 7, 2017

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diaconate ordination, Pope Francis in Myanmar and Bangladesh, Catholic Charities honors improv actors, Poor Clares moving to Rochester, Mass of solidarity, Net neutrality, Retirement fund for Religious

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Appointments – December 7, 2017

Appointments – December 7, 2017

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments and change of clergy status in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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Faithful teens represent archdiocese at national conference

Faithful teens represent archdiocese at national conference

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m often asked what gives me the most hope in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It’s a tough question because there are so many signs of life in this local Church. A recent trip to Indianapolis for the National Catholic Youth Conference, however, may have tipped the scales in favor of the youth of this archdiocese.

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Adolescentes fieles representan arquidiocesis en la conferencia nacional

Adolescentes fieles representan arquidiocesis en la conferencia nacional

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

A menudo me preguntan qué es lo que me da más esperanza en la Arquidiócesis de St. Paul y Minneapolis. Es una pregunta difícil porque hay muchas señales de vida en esta Iglesia local. Sin embargo, un viaje reciente a Indianápolis para la Conferencia Nacional Católica de la Juventud puede haber inclinado la balanza a favor de los jóvenes de esta arquidiócesis.

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The art of apology

The art of apology

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | December 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

My mother passed away this summer rather suddenly, but her many lessons remain with our family. While I learned countless things from my mom, one of the most important things she taught me was the significance of an apology.

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Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

| Bridget Ryder | December 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

The family assigned to Guardian Angels was a married couple with six children, ages 9 to 19, from Myanmar, also known as Burma, in southeast Asia. They were also reunited with an older daughter who had already settled in Minnesota.

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The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

| Susan Klemond | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Deacon Thomas Langlois was ordained one of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ first permanent deacons in 1976, he couldn’t ask advice from a veteran deacon — there had been almost no permanent deacons in the Church for a thousand years.

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