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To move forward, take second look with ‘eyes of faith’

To move forward, take second look with ‘eyes of faith’

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 16, 2015

There was once a man hurrying down a crowded street. The more the people pushed him out of their way, the more he pushed them out of his way. It was early winter, windy and freezing cold. He glanced at a family standing off to the side. He quickly formed a negative first impression of this family. He was already stressed out and angry with the slow-moving crowd. He blamed them for being poor and faulted the parents for subjecting their young child to the cold weather. It did not take much for him to see them as an example of all that is wrong with the world.

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Para seguir adelante, den una segunda mirada con ojos de fe

Para seguir adelante, den una segunda mirada con ojos de fe

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Había una vez un hombre caminando rápidamente por una calle llena de gente. Cuanto la gente más lo empujaba fuera de su camino, él a su vez los empujaba fuera del suyo. Fue a principios de invierno, con mucho viento y un frío que helaba. El echó un vistazo a una familia que estaba al lado del camino. Rápidamente formó una primera impresión negativa de esta familia. Ya estresado y enojado con la multitud que se movía lentamente. Él los culpó por ser pobres y criticó a los padres por someter a sus hijos pequeños a un clima tan frío. No pasó mucho para que él los viera como un ejemplo de todo lo que está mal con el mundo.

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Gratitude for God’s goodness in trying times

Gratitude for God’s goodness in trying times

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | July 2, 2015

This past week we celebrated the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, the patronal feast of our archdiocese. It provided for me an opportunity to be grateful for the gift of our archdiocese. I thought of the many incredible priests who serve so faithfully and I am privileged to count as my brothers. I thought of the dedicated lay people and religious who inspire me by their holiness as they try to pursue a life of discipleship with Jesus.

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Agradecimiento por la bondad de Dios durante tiempos dificiles

Agradecimiento por la bondad de Dios durante tiempos dificiles

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | July 2, 2015

La semana pasada celebramos la solemnidad de los Santos Pedro y Pablo, la fiesta patronal de nuestra arquidiócesis. Me dio la oportunidad de estar agradecido por el regalo de nuestra arquidiócesis. Pensé en los muchos sacerdotes increíbles que sirven tan fielmente y de tener el privilegio de contar como mis hermanos. Pensé en los laicos dedicados y religiosos que me inspiran por su santidad en su intento de seguir una vida de discipulado con Jesús.

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New apostolic administrator aims to be of service

New apostolic administrator aims to be of service

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 16, 2015

I am humbled by Pope Francis’ decision to appoint me to serve as apostolic administrator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. I am grateful for his confidence, and I look forward to working with Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens and the leadership of the archdiocese. I pray that I will be able to be of some service to you, the priests and faithful of the archdiocese, as you prepare for the appointment of a new archbishop.

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El nuevo Administrador Apostólico desea servir a esta Iglesia local

El nuevo Administrador Apostólico desea servir a esta Iglesia local

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Siento mucha humildad por la decisión del Papa Francisco de nombrarme a servir como administrador apostólico de la Arquidiócesis de St. Paul y Minneapolis. Estoy agradecido por esta confianza y espero trabajar con el Obispo Auxiliar Andrew Cozzens y los líderes de la arquidiócesis. Ruego para que pueda ser capaz de brindarles un servicio a ustedes, a los sacerdotes y a los fieles de la arquidiócesis, mientras se preparan para el nombramiento de un nuevo arzobispo.

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Redemption for all is focus of devotion to Sacred Heart

Redemption for all is focus of devotion to Sacred Heart

The Church’s devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus can be traced back to the early Middle Ages, but it took on a more scholarly understanding in 1928 with Pope Pius XII’s encyclical, “Haurietis Aquas,” which encouraged that more attention be given to the biblical, patristic and liturgical sources of this devotion to the pierced heart of Jesus, from which living waters of grace stream forth upon the Church.

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Holy Spirit’s gifts, patron saints bolster confirmandi’s lives

Holy Spirit’s gifts, patron saints bolster confirmandi’s lives

In my last column, I devoted some thoughts to the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation, its origin and its meaning. I would like to continue those reflections again this week by focusing on the effects of this great sacrament.

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Los dones del Espiritu Santo y los santos patrones, re-enfuerzan las vidas de los confirmandos

Los dones del Espiritu Santo y los santos patrones, re-enfuerzan las vidas de los confirmandos

En mi última columna, he dedicado algunas reflexiones acerca de la celebración del sacramento de la confirmación, su origen y su significado. Me gustaría continuar esas reflexiones nuevamente esta semana, centrándome en los efectos de este gran sacramento.

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Confirmation perfects ‘new life’ of baptism

Confirmation perfects ‘new life’ of baptism

The Easter Season is a most appropriate time for the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation. While this powerful sacrament can be celebrated at any time of the year, spring is the season that, to my mind, complements it best.

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Diaconate ‘an essential dimension’ of Church

Diaconate ‘an essential dimension’ of Church

| April 23, 2015

I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming the National Association of Diaconate Directors (NAAD) to the Archdiocese for their annual convention from Tuesday, April 21, through Friday, April 24. On their agenda for this gathering are preparations for their 2018 Congress, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the re-establishment of the permanent diaconate here in the United States of America.

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Ministerio del diaconado, una dimensión especial de la iglesia

Ministerio del diaconado, una dimensión especial de la iglesia

| April 23, 2015

Tengo el gran placer de dar la bienvenida a la Asociación Nacional de Directores del Diaconado (NAAD) a ésta Arquidiócesis para su convención anual que se llevará a cabo desde el martes 21 hasta el viernes 24 de abril. En su agenda para esta reunión se encuentran los preparativos para su Congreso 2018, donde celebrarán el 50 aniversario del establecimiento del diaconado permanente en los Estados Unidos de América.

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