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Ideas for celebrating the Church’s ‘three holy days’

Ideas for celebrating the Church’s ‘three holy days’

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Holy Week stands at the head of our calendar, the holiest week of the entire liturgical year. And, the Easter Triduum is the most solemn moment of the Church year.

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Blessing the holy oils

Blessing the holy oils

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chrism is a fragranced oil that only a bishop can consecrate. It is used during baptisms, confirmations and the ordination of priests and bishops as well as during the dedication and consecration of churches and altars.

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Catholics called to take action to make kingdom ‘visible’ in world

Catholics called to take action to make kingdom ‘visible’ in world

| Mark Zimmermann | March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his book “Faith That Transforms Us: Reflections on the Creed,” Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl encourages Catholics to pray, reflect and then act on the Nicene Creed that they recite at each Mass.

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Welcoming Our New Shepherd

Welcoming Our New Shepherd

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis

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Quotes from the transition; national, international and papal

Quotes from the transition; national, international and papal

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reaction from Rome
According to the pope
Reaction from Rome
Reaction from around the U.S.

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As archbishop, pope made outreach to poor a priority

As archbishop, pope made outreach to poor a priority

| David Agren | March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mass at Christ the Worker Parish in Buenos Aires is celebrated on a cement soccer pitch. There, parishioners sit on portable pews and relax on the embankment of an overpass; shipping containers soar over the fence behind the altar.

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Humility and courage connect Pope Francis, Benedict XVI

Humility and courage connect Pope Francis, Benedict XVI

Archbishop Nienstedt reflects on papal transition

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Pope Francis begins papacy pledging to protect church, human dignity

Pope Francis begins papacy pledging to protect church, human dignity

| Cindy Wooden | March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis formally began his ministry as bishop of Rome and as pope by pledging to protect the Catholic Church, the dignity of each person and the beauty of creation, just like St. Joseph protected Mary and Jesus.

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Rediscover Jesus’ greatest teachings

Rediscover Jesus’ greatest teachings

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jesus teaches us what to believe, how to live
Matthew Kelly: What are Jesus’ greatest teachings?
Sisters ‘live Jesus’ in troubled Minneapolis neighborhood
Gospel living at Taco Bell
Eucharist, other sacraments offer strength
Keeping God at center of one’s life is final talk topic

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Today’s mission fields are around the world and next door

Today’s mission fields are around the world and next door

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting one of our newest priests to arrive in the archdiocese, Father Joseph Kureh.

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Reflection and rediscovery in the Year of Faith

Reflection and rediscovery in the Year of Faith

| Jesuit Father William Byron | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

When the Year of Faith opened last October, Pope Benedict XVI invited the whole church into “a time of particular reflection and rediscovery of the faith.”

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Confessors called to help Catholics recognize God’s love

Confessors called to help Catholics recognize God’s love

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The sacrament of penance, or reconciliation, helps Catholics recognize “the truth about themselves: that they are beloved children of the Father, who is rich in mercy,” said Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro.

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