The Highland LifeCare Center will hold a fundraising banquet for supporters of the organization from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at Lumen Christi in St. Paul. The event will include dinner, testimonials and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling (651) 695-0111 or online at www.highlandlifecare.org.
“Beyond our current economic crisis, there is also plenty of evidence that points to the link that exists between climate changes (ongoing desertification, land degradation and drought) and migration. In short, there is plenty of evidence to support that the protection of our planet is inextricably linked to the protection of our human family.”
— U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Miguel Diaz, speaking at a church-run conference in Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 5
Streetlights at the intersection of Larpenteur and Century avenues in Maplewood ensure that bus riders aren’t waiting there in the dark. But a different kind of light emanates from St. Paul’s Monastery located near the northwest corner.
The Benedictine sisters at the monastery have sought to illuminate the area with Christ’s light, through their ministry work and by opening the property to those with physical and spiritual needs.
The spacious, modern church of Jesucristo Resucitado and attached parish center with its offices, meeting rooms, computer classroom, clinic, medical lab and dentist offices, are a far cry from what Deacon Chester Alcala saw when he first came to this part of Barrio Guaiparo in San Felix, Venezuela.
“Forty years ago this was jungle — none of this was here,” Deacon Chester said. “All there was here were turtles and snakes.”
“One of the biggest obstacles to peace in the Middle East is cynicism. As people of faith, we must remember that with God all things are possible.”
— Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, in a statement after he and other religious leaders met Sept. 29 to voice support for continuing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority
Archbishop John Nienstedt will present the Champions for Life awards during a lunch that begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the University Club in St. Paul. Father Andrew Cozzens of the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity will give a keynote address.
Capuchin Franciscan Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household since 1980, will be in the Twin Cities Oct. 29-Nov. 3 to speak at the Catholic Charismatic Renewal national conference and to various other groups. (See accompanying schedule.) He responded by e-mail to the following questions from The Catholic Spirit.
Bob Hindel of St. Andrew in St. Paul grew up surrounded by family members who supported abortion.
“Everyone was pro-choice except me,” he said.
Hindel’s passionate pro-life stance continues today, and he recently has found a stage to express his views — literally.
How do you get a lobster, pub grub and a whole day named after you? If you’re Lino Rulli, you just ask. Sept. 29 was Lino Rulli Day in St. Paul and Minneapolis, officially declared so by the cities’ mayors, Chris Coleman and R.T. Rybak.