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Fortnight for Freedom events underway

Fortnight for Freedom events underway

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A religious freedom presentation and grandparents-grandchildren pilgrimage are planned locally to observe the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4.

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Rural Life Sunday a celebration of agriculture’s significance

Rural Life Sunday a celebration of agriculture’s significance

| Anne Fredrickson | June 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Dahlheimers’ Center City farm is the site of the annual Archdiocesan Rural Life Sunday Mass, hosted by their parish, St. Bridget of Sweden in Lindstrom, 2 p.m. June 25.

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Digital Edition – June 8, 2017

Digital Edition – June 8, 2017

| June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ten men ordained, Work-vocation balance, Choosing contemplation, Legislative session ends, Adoration chapels of the archdiocese, Philippine medical mission, Trump meets Pope Francis, Franciscan Friars film

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Appointments: June 7, 2017

Appointments: June 7, 2017

| June 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments and change of clergy status in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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Vocations a reminder of God’s presence

Vocations a reminder of God’s presence

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 8, 2017

My sister recently let me know that we here in the archdiocese get 90 more minutes of light each day at this time of year than she gets in Florida. I was grateful that she pointed out to me a subtle gift from God that I would otherwise have taken for granted. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy to take for granted the many reminders of God’s love that we encounter every day.

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La vocación es el recordatorio de la presencia de Dios

La vocación es el recordatorio de la presencia de Dios

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 8, 2017

Mi hermana recientemente me contó que aquí en la Arquidiócesis en esta época del año recibimos 90 minutos más de luz cada día que en la Florida. Yo estaba tan agradecido por lo que ella me dijo. Por este regalo sutil de Dios que de otra manera yo habría dado por sentado. Desafortunadamente es tan fácil dar por sentado muchos de los regalos del amor de Dios con los que nos encontramos cada día.

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Jubilarians to new priests: Listen, learn and help people share their gifts

Jubilarians to new priests: Listen, learn and help people share their gifts

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit reached out to priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who are celebrating their 50th jubilees this year.

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St. Charles Borromeo parishioner ordained a Jesuit priest

St. Charles Borromeo parishioner ordained a Jesuit priest

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

After serving at a parish in the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota, this summer, he will return to Rome to finish a licentiate in sacramental theology at the Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm.

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Parents of priests say prayer fostered vocation

Parents of priests say prayer fostered vocation

| Catherine Deeds | June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite incorporating their Catholic faith into their daily lives, the Shovelains credit prayer with leading sons Father Paul Shovelain, who was ordained in 2014, and Dominic Shovelain, a seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, to a religious vocation.

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Availability an essential key to discipleship

Availability an essential key to discipleship

| Father Michael Schmitz | June 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

Q. I really want God to be able to use me, but I don’t know how to go about it. I mean, I want to be a disciple of Jesus and not simply a “nice person who goes to church.” But I don’t know how to make a difference.

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Grace, love and fellowship

Grace, love and fellowship

| John Martens | June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

We think of the Bible as revelation without always reflecting on the profound content of what God is revealing. As Pope Paul VI’s 1965 “Dei Verbum” says, “Through divine revelation, God chose to show forth and communicate himself and the eternal decisions of his will regarding the salvation of men. That is to say, he chose to share with them those divine treasures which totally transcend the understanding of the human mind.”

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Recommitting: the Church’s new marriage rite

Recommitting: the Church’s new marriage rite

| Father John Paul Erickson | June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve been very fortunate in my young priestly life to witness many Catholic weddings. They are celebrations of great beauty, hope and joy, liturgies that remind all attendees of the power of Christian love and the great dignity of the sacrament of marriage.

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