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Archdiocese files letter with court for handling disclosures

Archdiocese files letter with court for handling disclosures

| January 14, 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a letter Jan. 10 with the Ramsey County District Court providing recommendations for handling accusations of clergy sexual abuse of minors made known to the archdiocese after 2004.

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Daily Scriptures: January 5 – January 19

Daily Scriptures: January 5 – January 19

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Jan. 5
The Epiphany of the Lord
Isaiah 60:1-6
Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6
Matthew 2:1-12

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Court addresses archdiocese’s concerns regarding disclosure order

Court addresses archdiocese’s concerns regarding disclosure order

| January 3, 2014

During the hearing, the judge “considered the reasonable need for potential third-party review of claims that could be false or frivolous,” the archdiocese said in a statement Jan. 3.

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Digital Edition – January 2, 2014

Digital Edition – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ plan for 2014, New day for Dorothy Day, Acoustic Cafe, Seeking God in silence, Immigration, Rediscover: prayer

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Blueprint for evangelization: Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of the Gospel’

Blueprint for evangelization: Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of the Gospel’

| Joan Frawley Desmond | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the weeks since Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), Catholic commentators have been analyzing the document’s themes and messages. The following first appeared in the National Catholic Register (ncregister.com). It was written by the newspaper’s senior editor, Joan Frawley Desmond, and is reprinted with permission.

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St. Mark’s Acoustic Café: spotlight for local Catholic musicians

St. Mark’s Acoustic Café: spotlight for local Catholic musicians

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | January 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

The outcome of several 2 a.m. shifts at St. Mark’s adoration chapel surprised Benjamin Brekke.

Like many people, Brekke found comfort and peace during his weekly hour with Jesus, but he also found a challenge. God questioned Brekke, “What are you going to do with the talents I have given you?”

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Must I ‘fess up’ to a person I’ve wronged?

Must I ‘fess up’ to a person I’ve wronged?

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

“One question to ask could be: Would my confession to this person bring healing to our friendship, or would it merely bring relief to me? In many cases, one’s desire to ‘confess’ is to avoid the pain of dealing with one’s own guilt, not because admission of guilt would restore wholeness to the relationship.”

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News Notes – January 2, 2014

News Notes – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Annual Prayer Service for Life set for Jan. 22
– Those hurt by abortion invited to prayer vigil
– Typhoon victims get help from local collections

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Overheard – January 2, 2014

Overheard – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Let us allow our hearts to be touched, let us allow ourselves to be warmed by the tenderness of God; we need his caress.”

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Enrollment continues to be at capacity

Enrollment continues to be at capacity

| Susan Klemond | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enrollment at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul has been at or near capacity, with 132 men from 20 dioceses currently attending the seminary.

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Parish provides good ground for priest vocation

Parish provides good ground for priest vocation

| Susan Klemond | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four current seminarians at St. John Vianney College Seminary grew up attending St. Michael parish in St. Michael and participating in its youth group.

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POPE FRANCIS: Unforgettable images & inspiration

POPE FRANCIS: Unforgettable images & inspiration

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

During his nine and a half months leading the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has demonstrated his skill at communicating the Gospel message in simple and direct language.

At times, he also has demonstrated that actions speak louder than words. Below are some memorable papal quotes and photos from 2013.

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