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Chrism Mass a call to be one again doing God’s work

Chrism Mass a call to be one again doing God’s work

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Song, prayer and humble supplications filled the incense-perfumed air of the Cathedral of St. Paul March 26, calling both for healing and consolation from the challenges of recent years and for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to coalesce around a collaborate, unified vision to accomplish the work of the church.

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Joe Hall dies

Joe Hall dies

| March 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

Joe Hall, whose story of courage and faith in the face of terminal cancer was featured in The Catholic Spirit (Feb. 26, 2015, page 20A), died this morning (March 27) at home surrounded by his family. He was 26.

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Choosing meekness leads us toward union with Trinity

Choosing meekness leads us toward union with Trinity

| Deacon Andrew Windschitl | March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Roman soldiers, who among their other acts of violence against Jesus placed a crown of thorns on his head, were correct about one thing: He is a king. This painful irony is not lost on us, especially when we pray the third sorrowful mystery of the rosary.

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Pray, work, pray, repeat

Pray, work, pray, repeat

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

At their cloistered monastery tucked away on DeMontreville Trail near Lake Elmo, two priests and five brothers — one of whom is studying at the St. Paul Seminary — dedicate their lives to praying for others, looking to many great saints of the Carmelite tradition, St. Therese of Lisieux and St. John of the Cross among them. But one in particular guides them through their days not just of prayer, but also of study, outreach and craftwork, by which they support themselves.

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‘An answer for every cry of the human heart’

‘An answer for every cry of the human heart’

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

U of M parish to usher 17 into Church at Easter

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Catholic advocates push Congress for a budget that protects poor people

Catholic advocates push Congress for a budget that protects poor people

| Dennis Sadowski | March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic advocates are pressing Congress to make the needs of poor and vulnerable people a priority as legislators hammer out a federal spending plan for 2016.

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Despite low Catholic marriage numbers, some see trend turning around

Despite low Catholic marriage numbers, some see trend turning around

| Nate Madden | March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The number of Catholic marriages in the United States is at its lowest point since 1965.

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A.D.: The Bible Continues

A.D.: The Bible Continues

| Christopher Heffron | March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The opportunity to watch a biblical interpretation on the big or small screen can be a mixed blessing.

It’s certainly something of a novelty, given the current television culture, to see the story of Jesus’ earthly life — or its aftermath — unfold in a mass-media format. Yet audiences are at the mercy of the directors’ vision of the New Testament — and of its leading personalities.

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Award-winning pastor in Savage makes school presence a priority

Award-winning pastor in Savage makes school presence a priority

| Anthony Gockowski | March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a recent Tuesday, Father Michael Tix walked through the quiet hallways of St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage, greeting students by name between periods and talking with teachers during the lunch hour.

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Saint’s relic with miraculous tendencies does it again for Pope Francis

Saint’s relic with miraculous tendencies does it again for Pope Francis

| Alvaro de Juana | March 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

While Pope Francis was giving some advice to the religious, priests and seminarians of Naples on Saturday, a miracle occurred: a vial of dried blood from a fourth century saint liquefied.

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Not just pretty pictures: Church art is catechetical storybook of faith

Not just pretty pictures: Church art is catechetical storybook of faith

| Carol Glatz | March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Our job is to keep the Holy Stairs a holy place,” he whispered as he pointed to what he saw as a sign of success: two tourists quietly and respectfully walking through a chapel while a dozen faithful were seated or standing in prayer.

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St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

In his homily at the Mass, Bishop Piché said that when he thinks of Irish what comes to mind is “a deep human longing for peace and hope for freedom — faith, family, hard work, friends.”

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