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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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Leaving it all behind at 80 can feel like surrender.
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.
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