Tag: Charity

Overcome spiritual blindness: See the world through the eyes of God

Overcome spiritual blindness: See the world through the eyes of God

| Deacon Joseph Kavuma | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Midway into the Lenten season, on this fourth Sunday we encounter Jesus healing the blind man.

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Come in from the cold: finding mercy in the city

Come in from the cold: finding mercy in the city

| Christina Capecchi | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s 15 below with a wind chill of minus 39 when I arrive at the cathedral tonight. The holy water is partly frozen.

Perched atop Summit Hill in St. Paul, the Cathedral of St. Paul is the mother church of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, a Vatican-appointed National Shrine of the apostle Paul and a towering presence in the capital city.

And tonight, the first Monday of January, it is a refuge for 18 homeless people who will sleep on cots in the basement choir room.

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Pope: Christian love isn’t soap-opera swoon, it’s generous, concrete

Pope: Christian love isn’t soap-opera swoon, it’s generous, concrete

| Carol Glatz | January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Christians must love through concrete actions, not words, which are just whisked away in the wind, Pope Francis said.

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Not just feeding the hungry, but feeding the spirit

Not just feeding the hungry, but feeding the spirit

| Kathy Tomlin | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s easy to forget those for whom a meal is a basic need, those who struggle to put food on the table every day of the year.

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Food ministry a win-win for parish and local businesses

Food ministry a win-win for parish and local businesses

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Volunteers from St. Patrick parish in Edina collect prepared, perishable food donations from local restaurants and deliver them to Sharing and Caring Hands.

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World Mission Sunday – Do good on earth

World Mission Sunday – Do good on earth

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

This year’s World Mission Sunday theme is “Do Good on Earth.”

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Seeking Answers

Seeking Answers

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q. Am I called to accept everyone? What does that mean? How can I be accepting if someone chooses to act in a way that I find, well, unacceptable?

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Church has right, duty to offer witness in public square

Church has right, duty to offer witness in public square

| March 28, 2013

The Church must be free to fulfill its mission without sacrificing its fundamental teachings or moral principles

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CRS Rice Bowl helping women in Dominican Republic

CRS Rice Bowl helping women in Dominican Republic

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

One way that you can make a difference in the lives of our poorest brothers and sisters throughout the world is to become involved with CRS Rice Bowl.

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Pay It Forward projects to benefit those in need of food, water, joy

Pay It Forward projects to benefit those in need of food, water, joy

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three finalists have been chosen for this year’s Catholic Spirit Pay It Forward for Lent initiative, which is based on the New Testament parable of the three stewards who each were given money to manage and grow. Each of the three groups will receive $100 to grow for its chosen project during Lent. The recipients are:

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Our Lord offers sure avenue to restore sanctifying grace, charity

Our Lord offers sure avenue to restore sanctifying grace, charity

| Deacon Luke Marquard | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

You won’t be alone if your mind turns to the sacrament of marriage during Sunday’s second reading. This portion of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (12:31 to 13:13) is among the more popular of our wedding texts.

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When it comes to charitable contributions, don’t forget your parish

When it comes to charitable contributions, don’t forget your parish

| Father Paul Jarvis | January 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s 1:58 a.m., Saturday — early early morning or late late night.

I just returned home from an emergency visit to a hospital. The family of a patient was concerned that their loved one might be dying in the next few days. And so they naturally called their priest.

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