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‘Just one life’ can make an incredible impact

‘Just one life’ can make an incredible impact

| Sharon Wilson | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Blessing a child in the womb, grieving the loss of a miscarriage, honoring a child through a naming memorial — all of these efforts help to combat society’s insistence on evaluating the worth of a persons’ life based on what they can do.

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St. Paul team seeks to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s

St. Paul team seeks to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s

| Susan Klemond | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Saint Paul Neighborhoods — a local collaboration of neighborhood, government, health care and community representatives — works to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

| Deacon Sam Wagner | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How can we live like St. Joseph in the presence of Jesus and Mary? Simple: by prayer.

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Archbishop voluntarily steps aside from public ministry following allegation

Archbishop voluntarily steps aside from public ministry following allegation

| December 17, 2013

Archbishop John Nienstedt is voluntarily stepping aside from all public ministry, effective immediately, while St. Paul Police investigate an allegation that he inappropriately touched a male minor on the buttocks in 2009 during a group photography session following a confirmation ceremony.

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Statement Regarding Allegation Against Archbishop Nienstedt

Statement Regarding Allegation Against Archbishop Nienstedt

| December 17, 2013

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis today announced that an allegation has been brought by a mandated reporter within the Church to the St. Paul Police of inappropriate touching of a minor male on the buttocks by Archbishop John Nienstedt. The single incident is alleged to have occurred in 2009 during a group photography session with the archbishop following a confirmation ceremony. Archbishop Nienstedt emphatically denies the allegation. Upon learning of the allegation last week, the archdiocese instructed the mandated reporter to make the matter known to the police. The archbishop and the archdiocese stand ready to cooperate fully with the St. Paul Police.

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Time magazine honor for Francis  is deserved, but media still distort his views

Time magazine honor for Francis is deserved, but media still distort his views

| Father Robert Barron | December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

“…there is something that has been bothering me ever since Francis became pope, and it’s on rather massive display in the Time article — namely, a tendency to distinguish radically between this lovely Franciscan emphasis on mercy and love for the poor and the apparently far-less-than-lovely emphasis on doctrine so characteristic of the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI”.

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Video: Bishop Andrew Cozzens’ ordination Mass

Video: Bishop Andrew Cozzens’ ordination Mass

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Episcopal Ordination of The Most Reverend Bishop Cozzens
December 9, 2013
Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Daily Scriptures: December 8 – December 22

Daily Scriptures: December 8 – December 22

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Dec. 8
Second Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 11:1-10
Romans 15:4-9
Matthew 3:1-12

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Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every morning when you awake, if someone were to ask you, “What is your purpose today?” I wonder what your response would be.

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Rediscover: Advent

Rediscover: Advent

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

– How are you preparing for the Lord’s arrival?
– Are you ready for Christmas?
– Jesse Tree stories keep families rooted in faith during Advent
– How Kate reclaimed Advent

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The fog and the mystics

The fog and the mystics

| John Garvey | December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why is it that saints and mystics are shrouded in fog when they approach God? An anonymous 14th-century English mystic called it “the cloud of unknowing.”

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Waiting for a baby: on Advent and adoption

Waiting for a baby: on Advent and adoption

| Christina Capecchi | December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mike and Maria Slavik are embracing Advent, a season of anticipation, of waiting and praying for a baby that changes everything.

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