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Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dennis Cavanaugh describes his time in the pottery room at the Benedictine Center as a “prayer event, where pottery is the vehicle.”

In the midst of his third pottery series led by Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter on the campus of St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood, Cavanaugh enjoys working with clay, but said the experience offers so much more than practical pottery techniques.

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From the courtroom to cooperation

From the courtroom to cooperation

| October 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

The joint agreement that has been reached between the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and Jeff Anderson and Associates and the survivors he represents is a historic moment in our efforts to assure the safety of children and vulnerable adults.

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Book offers look at how Saint John’s Abbey Church was built

Book offers look at how Saint John’s Abbey Church was built

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

For more than 50 years, motorists and passengers on I-94 some 60 miles north of the Twin Cities have seen an enormous concrete structure peeking above the treetops to the south as they near the exit for Collegeville and St. John’s University. The flat trapezoid, the row of bells and the cross in the cutout […]

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Minnesotans celebrate 10-year partnership with Catholics of Kenya

Minnesotans celebrate 10-year partnership with Catholics of Kenya

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

For a group of Minnesota Catholics, Africa was not too far to go to celebrate 10 years of friendship and cooperation.

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In Pictures – October 23, 2014

In Pictures – October 23, 2014

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

| Francis X. Rocca | October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the “great helmsman” of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a “humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church.”

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Paul VI was pope of firsts, a pope of dialogue, cardinal says

Paul VI was pope of firsts, a pope of dialogue, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Paul VI, the late pope who is to be beatified by Pope Francis Oct. 19, was described by retired Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re as a man rich in spirituality, a thinker and a pastor “very sensitive to the challenges of the modern world.”

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Cardinal Pell: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

Cardinal Pell: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

| Francis X. Rocca | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell said working-group reports from the Synod of Bishops on the family finally give a true picture of the assembly’s views, counteracting what he characterized as a misleading midterm report.

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App brings God into digital environment, creates ‘space’ for meditation

App brings God into digital environment, creates ‘space’ for meditation

| Sarah McCarthy | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amid the imposed and often fast-paced routine of everyday life, an app is giving people a reason to quiet their minds through light meditation and prayer.

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Synod interim report: the Church must renew commitment to family

Synod interim report: the Church must renew commitment to family

| Andrea Gagliarducci | October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The approach to irregular unions must start from positive aspects, and stable couples should be accompanied in a development toward the sacrament of marriage, the Synod of Bishops said in a midterm report issued Monday.

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Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

| Carol Zimmermann | October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the Supreme Court declined to review the appeals on rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional, many people were left second-guessing why this happened and what it means for the future of same-sex marriages and bans on such marriages.

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Catholics ‘bet on hope’ at 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

Catholics ‘bet on hope’ at 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 5,000 people gathered Oct. 3 and 4 for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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