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The Catholic Church and Halloween

The Catholic Church and Halloween

| Joe Kelly | October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The medieval Catholic Church created the feast of All Saints on Nov. 1 to honor the blessed people who could not be included in the church’s formal list of saints. In England, the word “hallow” was used to mean the sacred, and thus there the day was All Hallows’ Day.

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Irish folklife expert says Halloween traditions began in Ireland

Irish folklife expert says Halloween traditions began in Ireland

| Sarah Mac Donald | October 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

As the seasonal carving of pumpkins gets underway, an Irish folklife expert said there is evidence that the tradition, which is synonymous with Halloween jack-o-lanterns in the United States, actually began in Ireland.

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Newly incardinated priest likes formation role at seminary

Newly incardinated priest likes formation role at seminary

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Allen Kuss was planning the next phase of his priestly ministry in 2011. A priest of the Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, at the time, he was just finishing 20 years on assignment as a military chaplain.
He knew he wanted a change of scenery, but coming to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was not something he was contemplating.

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St. Sharbel relics on display at Minneapolis parish

St. Sharbel relics on display at Minneapolis parish

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Relics of St. Sharbel will be on display at St. Maron in Minneapolis Oct. 8 and 9. The relics will be on display all day Oct. 8 and 5-10 p.m. Oct. 9.

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Two sets of second-grade twins baptized at Columbia Heights school

Two sets of second-grade twins baptized at Columbia Heights school

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Second grade often is a time parents start thinking about their children receiving the sacraments, Principal Jane Bona said, because it’s a year in which Catholic children receive both their first reconciliation and first Communion.

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Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2006, Al Boll was looking forward to retirement from his software job at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, but he had no plan for how he would spend the influx of time.

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Long-time pastor of St. Frances Cabrini dies

Long-time pastor of St. Frances Cabrini dies

| September 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

Father Leo Tibesar, known for putting Catholic social teaching into action, died Aug. 31. He was 74. His funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at St. Frances Cabrini in Minneapolis, with a visitation beginning at 9.

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Cretin-Derham Hall, Totino-Grace have more in common than football prowess

Cretin-Derham Hall, Totino-Grace have more in common than football prowess

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cretin-Derham Hall and Totino-Grace own 12 Minnesota state football titles, but have never met on the field before. That will change Aug. 31 when the two Christian Brothers-sponsored Catholic schools and high school football powerhouses collide for the first time.

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Swahili-speaking Catholics hope to draw fellow Africans back to the Church

Swahili-speaking Catholics hope to draw fellow Africans back to the Church

| August 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Swahili hymns sung by a St. Alphonsus choir added a taste of their homelands to the liturgies and events of the weekend convention.

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Nothing less than Catholic

Nothing less than Catholic

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of my goals this summer has been to work on my Spanish. Given our growing Latino population in the archdiocese, I know that I need to do a better job of communicating in Spanish. Unable to find the time to go away for a few weeks, I’ve been looking online for tutoring programs in the Twin Cities. After doing some online research, I called one of the best-known language schools, and I was somewhat surprised to learn that there was a shortage of available teachers for the dates I needed. I asked, “With all the Spanish speakers in our area, are you telling me that you can’t find a tutor?”

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Considering the options for infertile couples

Considering the options for infertile couples

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Tad answers: Why are techniques like in vitro fertilization (IVF) considered immoral? What approaches will the Church allow us to try? What does our infertility mean, spiritually and personally, in the face of our fervent but frustrated desire for a baby?

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Delegation from archdiocese heading to Kitui, Kenya

Delegation from archdiocese heading to Kitui, Kenya

| May 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

A delegation from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will visit the Diocese of Kitui in Kenya May 30 to June 15.

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