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News Notes – January 16, 2014

News Notes – January 16, 2014

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Youth offered chance to make a video for the pope
Sister Karen Kennelly, CSJ, receives distinguished achievement award for Catholic history work
Wayzata parish celebrates 150th anniversary
New Rediscover: website and app 2.0 set to launch

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In remembrance – January 16, 2014

In remembrance – January 16, 2014

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deacon Robert Giesen
Deacon John Crowley
Deacon Bernard Pedersen
Sister Mary Heinen

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Overheard – January 16, 2014

Overheard – January 16, 2014

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Love with actions, not with words. The wind whisks words away; today they’re here, tomorrow they’re not.”

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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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