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Culminan las recomendaciones del Comité

Culminan las recomendaciones del Comité

| August 28, 2014

Con satisfacción anuncio la designación del Subjefe Administrativo Juez de Leyes Timothy O’Malley al nuevo puesto de Director de los Estándares Ministeriales y Ambiente Seguro para la Arquidiócesis.

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Honoring the faithful: from local business leaders to Knights of Columbus members

Honoring the faithful: from local business leaders to Knights of Columbus members

| August 14, 2014

Every year I look forward to being present to distribute the Leading With Faith awards, sponsored by our own Catholic Spirit. The cere­mony will take place this Thursday, Aug. 14, at St. Catherine University.

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Honrando a los lideres en la Fe: líderes de empresas  locales y miembros de los Caballeros de Colón

Honrando a los lideres en la Fe: líderes de empresas locales y miembros de los Caballeros de Colón

| August 14, 2014

Cada año estoy deseando estar presente en la entrega de los premios Liderando con Fe, patrocinados por nuestro propio periódico “El Espíritu Católico”. La ceremonia se llevará a cabo este jueves, 14 de agosto de 2014, en la Universidad de St. Catherine. Hay tres categorías de premios: para aquellos que poseen o administran grandes empresas, para los que manejan pequeñas empresas y para los que manejan empresas sin fines de lucro. Los distinguidos galardonados de este año figuran en la edición de hoy del Espíritu Católico. Les invito a leer los detalles de cada una de estas personas tan dedicadas. Verdaderamente, este es un impresionante grupo de individuos que claramente están poniendo su fe católica en acción. Les ofrezco mis más sinceras felicitaciones por haber recibido este premio y les agradezco por su excepcional testimonio público de nuestra fe católica.

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Tough lessons lead to significant changes

Tough lessons lead to significant changes

I have acknowledged my responsibility in the current crisis we face, and I also take responsibility for leading our archdiocese to a new and better day.

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Lecciones difíciles conducen a cambios significativos

Lecciones difíciles conducen a cambios significativos

He reconocido mi responsabilidad en la actual crisis que enfrentamos, y también asumo la responsabilidad para conducir a nuestra arquidiócesis a un día nuevo y mejor.

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Church’s support of farmers vital to well-being

Church’s support of farmers vital to well-being

Every summer, the Archdiocese, through its Office of Parish Services, sponsors a celebration entitled “Rural Life Sunday.” The celebration generally takes place on a farm in one of our many rural parishes spread throughout the 12 counties that comprise our local Church. This year’s event was hosted by the parish of Immaculate Conception in Watertown on Sunday, June 22.

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New insurance program helps Catholic affiliates

New insurance program helps Catholic affiliates

At the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ General Assembly last month, it was announced that a new Catholic insurance program entitled “Catholic Benefits Association” has been established to provide employees of our non-exempt affiliates, like Catholic Charities, Catholic nursing homes, separately incorporated high schools, and the like, with health care benefits while not violating Catholic moral values.

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Christ’s Sacred Heart draws us closer to him

Christ’s Sacred Heart draws us closer to him

The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which we will celebrate this year on Friday, June 27, has its theological origin in sacred Scriptures, not the least of its passages being the powerful scene in the Gospel of St. John, wherein water and blood flow from the pierced heart of Christ (John 19:34). Many of the early Church Fathers spoke powerfully about this vision and its deep ecclesial, eschatological and spiritual meaning.

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Peace, unity at heart of Pope Francis’ Holy Land visit

Peace, unity at heart of Pope Francis’ Holy Land visit

While most of us were off enjoying a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, made a whirlwind apostolic visit to the Holy Land.

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Mary is surest guide for leading us to Jesus

Mary is surest guide for leading us to Jesus

“In the blessed encounter between Mary and Elizabeth, we discover the role of the Blessed Virgin as bearing Christ to the world. But as baptized believers, we, too, share in that noble vocation, and we, too, are bound to bringing Christ to others, giving birth to him by lives of compassion, service, and witness.”

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May cross of past year bring us humility, holiness

May cross of past year bring us humility, holiness

A good deal of media attention was given last week to the deposition I made on April 2 and which was publicly released on Tuesday, April 22. For four hours, seven minutes and 15 seconds, I was questioned on a whole host of matters relating to clerical misbehavior from 1970 to the present.

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A wonderful Easter gift for the Church

A wonderful Easter gift for the Church

| April 24, 2014

Pope Francis will give the universal Church a great Easter gift in the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27. I hope to be present in the Piazza San Pietro on that historic occasion. I have been told that for the first time ever, any and every bishop present is invited to concelebrate the Mass.

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