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In Pictures – October 24, 2013

In Pictures – October 24, 2013

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

PRAYER TO OUR LADY
PRESERVING HISTORY

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Abort my child? No way, says bishop-elect’s mom

Abort my child? No way, says bishop-elect’s mom

| October 23, 2013 | 5 Comments

Freak becomes a bishop.

That’s the quick and easy storyline describing the path Father Andrew Cozzens took to becoming the next auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

But, here’s the strange part — the person who called him this name was a doctor. And, he pinned this label on Father Cozzens, called Drew throughout his childhood, without even seeing him.

In fact, Father Cozzens was still in his mother’s womb.

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Penitential Prayer Service at the Cathedral

Penitential Prayer Service at the Cathedral

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will preside at a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at the Cathedral of St. Paul to pray for the local Church.

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Pope’s chief of staff gives behind-the-scenes talk on media, reform

Pope’s chief of staff gives behind-the-scenes talk on media, reform

| Carol Glatz | October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s online access to official papal texts and speeches free people from relying on media coverage that may be manipulative or biased, said a top official in the Vatican Secretariat of State.

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Message in a skullcap: U.S. student expands on pilgrim tradition

Message in a skullcap: U.S. student expands on pilgrim tradition

| Carol Glatz | October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The “zucchetto switcheroo” is a long-held tradition for popes and pilgrims.

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Church is ‘apostolic’ when it shares Gospel with the world, pope says

Church is ‘apostolic’ when it shares Gospel with the world, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The church can describe itself as “apostolic” only if it shares the Gospel with the world, remaining faithful to the teaching of the apostles and living out Gospel values, Pope Francis said.

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‘Graced & Gifted’ event aims to offer inspiration to Catholic women

‘Graced & Gifted’ event aims to offer inspiration to Catholic women

| Sharon Wilson for The Catholic Spirit | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of women are expected to gather Oct. 26 for an event seeking to inform, refresh and nurture Catholic women across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Carmelite remembered for gentleness, humility

Carmelite remembered for gentleness, humility

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Carmelite Father Joseph V. Vaccaro, 84, died on Sept. 28 at the Little Sisters of the Poor Holy Family Residence.

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Members of Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force announced

Members of Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force announced

| October 10, 2013

The members — none of whom are employed by the archdiocese or any of its parishes — bring different areas of expertise to the group, whose findings and recommendations will be released publicly when a final report is complete.

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Catholic women urged to serve church, world as ‘a common voice’

Catholic women urged to serve church, world as ‘a common voice’

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Catholic women must “join together in a common voice” and be “an instrument for unified action” in service to the Catholic Church and the world, said the president of the National Council of Catholic Women.

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Rosary for peace

Rosary for peace

| October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship led the Candlelight Rosary Procession, in which participants offered the rosary as a prayer for several intentions, including peace throughout the world.

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Overheard – October 10, 2013

Overheard – October 10, 2013

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Having this familiar relationship with the Lord is like keeping the window of our life open so that he can make his voice heard.”
— Pope Francis, speaking about the importance of prayer to youth and young adults in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 4

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