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Rediscover: The Local Church

Rediscover: The Local Church

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

– What is a parish? A diocese? Why do we have them?
– Rediscover: initiative transforms mom’s understanding of ‘local Church’
– Toothpicks to heaven
– New website encourages Catholics to share their inspiring faith stories

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Plaque to honor historic St. Joseph Church of Lexington

Plaque to honor historic St. Joseph Church of Lexington

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Friends of St. Joseph Church, formerly in Lexington, will gather at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18 to unveil a commemorative plaque honoring the now-closed church’s 110-year history.

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Need is growing to collaborate and coordinate senior care

Need is growing to collaborate and coordinate senior care

| Deacon Dan Gannon | August 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

Genevieve is a senior in our archdiocese. She is 78 years old, a widow and has been a devout Catholic her whole life. She has served her parish in several capacities, sending her children through the parish school, and is a proud grandmother.

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Super Bowl champ speaks to men about defending faith

Super Bowl champ speaks to men about defending faith

| August 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

“I love the Catholic faith and I strive to be a good Catholic,” he said. “We have to defend the faith because it is under attack. There’s no doubt about it.”

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Reilly will stay on as interim Catholic schools superintendent

Reilly will stay on as interim Catholic schools superintendent

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

At its Opening Leadership Meeting on Aug. 8, the chair of the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools Advisory Council announced that Jill Reilly will continue to serve as interim superintendent of Catholic schools through fall 2014. The previous superintendent, Marty Frauenheim, retired last year.

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Archdiocese sponsors second Latino Family Day

Archdiocese sponsors second Latino Family Day

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will sponsor the second annual Latino Family Day from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Como Park in St. Paul.

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Discussion on faith and federal immigration reform

Discussion on faith and federal immigration reform

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will host a discussion on faith and federal immigration reform Sept. 4 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.

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The boldness of the Word

The boldness of the Word

| Deacon Joseph Kavuma | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jesus is many times presented as a nice person: kind, compassionate and a ­gentle shepherd.

However, we are reminded this week that Jesus is uncompromising and demanding. God did not send his only Son to entertain us: He came to proclaim and teach the truth, which often collides with our lives.

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‘The vocation of love’: lessons from Mom’s retirement

‘The vocation of love’: lessons from Mom’s retirement

| Christina Capecchi | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leaving it all behind at 80 can feel like surrender.

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Bodies some despise are those imprinted with God’s love

Bodies some despise are those imprinted with God’s love

| Carolyn Woo | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

On August 15, the feast of the Assumption celebrates Mary taken into heaven body and soul. This is by the power exerted by her son’s suffering, triumph and ascent into heaven. Where Jesus is, Mary is, since Mary’s faith and love for him are unsullied by cynicism or bitterness, despite piercing sorrow. She believes the divine promises without pretense or hesitation.

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Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

| Jason Adkins | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s necessary for the Church’s pastors to remind again both Catholics and society of what it means to put the person and the family at the center of economic life

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SPO program offers service day to help needy

SPO program offers service day to help needy

| Caroline Rode | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

At 9 o’clock on a Monday morning, more than 200 lively, college-aged students with water and bag lunches in tow filled an auditorium at the University of St. Thomas.

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