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In Year of Mercy, pray and fast to end violence

In Year of Mercy, pray and fast to end violence

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | November 19, 2015

All of us have once again found ourselves in stunned shock and grief at the terrible terrorist attacks that happened Nov. 13 in Paris. We have been scandalized now for months by ISIS’ senseless acts of violence, which has most often been directed against our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East. So many have been driven from their homes, and some of them brutally murdered because they refused to give up their faith. What are we to do in the face of such incredible evil?

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Durante el Año de Misericordia, orar y ayunar para que termine la violencia

Durante el Año de Misericordia, orar y ayunar para que termine la violencia

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | November 19, 2015

A petición de Nuestro Santo Padre Francisco la Iglesia universal está a punto de embarcarse en un año de Misericordia. Como cada año jubilar será una gran oportunidad de gracia para nosotros entrar en una experiencia más profunda del amor de Dios. Como ha dicho el Papa Francisco, “ Es mi deseo, en efecto, que el Jubileo sea experiencia viva de la cercanía del Padre, como si se quisiese tocar con la mano su ternura, para que se fortalezca la fe de cada creyente y, así, el testimonio sea cada vez más eficaz.”

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Families highlight ways Christian vocations are lived out

Families highlight ways Christian vocations are lived out

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | November 5, 2015

The conclusion of the recent synod on the “vocation and mission of the family” seems to have led seamlessly into National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 1-7. While this annual event focuses specifically on promoting three particular vocations — the call to the diaconate, to consecrated life and to the priesthood — the week is designed to lead all of us into a deeper reflection on the Christian reality of vocation.

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Catholic hospice care a way to live fully as death approaches

Catholic hospice care a way to live fully as death approaches

| Deb Lane | October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was Dec. 7, 1941. As the nation turned its eyes to Pearl Harbor and the attack that would spur the U.S. to enter World War II, five Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne were opening an end-of-life nursing facility in St. Paul. Then called Our Lady of Good Counsel Home, it began as a place for terminal cancer patients who were unable to afford care in other nursing facilities or to continue care at home.

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Cuidado de hospicio Católico un medio para vivir plenamente mientras se acerca la muerte

Cuidado de hospicio Católico un medio para vivir plenamente mientras se acerca la muerte

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Era un 7 de diciembre de 1941. Mientras que la nación volvía sus ojos a Pearl Harbor y al bombardeo que llevaría a los EE.UU. a unirse a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cinco Hermanas Dominicas de Hawthorne estaban abriendo un centro de enfermería de cuidados terminales en St. Paul. En ese entonces llamada La Casa de Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo (Our Lady of Good Counsel Home), que comenzó como un lugar para los pacientes con cáncer terminal que no podían pagar el cuidado en otros centros de atención médica o continuar su cuidado en casa.

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Copeland’s words signal core of faith, archdiocese’s future

Copeland’s words signal core of faith, archdiocese’s future

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 8, 2015

“Come and soak the feet of the poor with me.”

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Palabras de Copeland llegan a lo profundo de la fe católica y al futuro de la arquidiócesis

Palabras de Copeland llegan a lo profundo de la fe católica y al futuro de la arquidiócesis

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 8, 2015

“Ven y remoja los pies de los pobres conmigo.”

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Encountering Pope Francis through beauty and joy

Encountering Pope Francis through beauty and joy

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The last full week of September felt like our entire country had an encounter with a saint. People I met who were paying attention to the visit of our Holy Father were surprised by joy. Many could not explain what was happening in them as they watched Pope Francis on TV or waved at him from a crowd.

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Finding the Lord on the unexpected path

Finding the Lord on the unexpected path

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 24, 2015

Our Sunday Gospels in recent weeks have all been set in the context of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. St. Mark has been emphasizing the important lessons that the disciples learned “along the way”: the importance of taking up the cross, the connection between greatness and service, the urgency of avoiding whatever causes us to sin. These are game-changing lessons that the disciples learn only because of their willingness to accept the Lord’s invitation to journey together.

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Encontrando al Señor en el camino inesperado

Encontrando al Señor en el camino inesperado

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 24, 2015

Nuestros Evangelios dominicales de las últimas semanas han tratado acerca del viaje de Jesús a Jerusalén. San Marcos ha estado enfatizando las lecciones importantes que los discípulos aprendieron “en el camino”: la importancia de tomar la cruz, la conexión entre la grandeza y el servicio, la urgencia de evitar todo lo que nos hace pecar. Estas son lecciones que cambian el juego, que los discípulos aprenden solamente por su deseo de aceptar la invitación del Señor a caminar juntos.

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Trust God’s authority to turn Good Friday into Easter

Trust God’s authority to turn Good Friday into Easter

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | September 10, 2015

Two workers from an electric company had orders to put up power poles in a local farmer’s pasture. Unfortunately, when they got to the farmer’s house, he ordered them to get off his land.

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Confía en la autoridad de Dios para convertir el Viernes Santo en Pascua

Confía en la autoridad de Dios para convertir el Viernes Santo en Pascua

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | September 10, 2015

Dos trabajadores de una compañía eléctrica tenían órdenes para poner postes de electricidad en el terreno de un granjero local. Desafortunadamente, cuando llegaron a la casa del granjero, este les ordenó que salieran de su tierra. Ellos le mostraron una serie de documentos que probaban que se les dio el derecho legal de poner los postes.

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