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Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

| Cindy Wooden | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Peter’s transformation from an erring disciple to the “rock” on which Jesus built his Church was not the result of lessons gleaned from a “self-help” book, but from growing ever closer to the Lord, said Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.

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Bishop Barron urges bishops to help bring people back to the Church

Bishop Barron urges bishops to help bring people back to the Church

| Carol Zimmermann | November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles did not just bemoan the fact many young people are leaving the Catholic Church. He said church leaders need to make it a priority to bring them back.

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The ministry of making room

The ministry of making room

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our family learned this summer that we are expecting a baby in March — due on the feast of the Annunciation. A delightful date to think of welcoming another child.

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Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God’s project, Pope Francis said.

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Can Catholics disagree on policy positions of bishops?

Can Catholics disagree on policy positions of bishops?

| Jason Adkins | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

This session, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota advocated in favor of a policy that would allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally in Minnesota. The bishops and Minnesota Catholic Conference staff have received plenty of feedback from Catholics throughout the state, in many instances expressing their disagreement with that policy proposal.

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Dolan: Honesty about Church’s flaws might win back fallen-away members

Dolan: Honesty about Church’s flaws might win back fallen-away members

| Peter Finney Jr. | September 25, 2017 | 7 Comments

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan suggested to more than 400 priests of the state of Louisiana that humbly and openly sharing the “wounds” and shortcomings of the Church might bring those who are alienated back to the practice of the faith.

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Bolder and brighter – Worship and environment

Bolder and brighter – Worship and environment

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

– Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation
– Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep
– International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music
– UST chapel expansion might be underground

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Father Marvin O’Connell, Church historian, dies

Father Marvin O’Connell, Church historian, dies

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Marvin O’Connell, 86, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, died Aug. 19 at Holy Cross Village in Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Picture perfect autumn day in St. Paul

Picture perfect autumn day in St. Paul

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Early morning sun shines on the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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When you give to your parish, where does your money go?

When you give to your parish, where does your money go?

| December 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

When you put your offering in the collection basket at Mass, make an electronic gift or give a special year-end donation to your parish, *92 cents of every dollar you give stays in your parish or supports initiatives as determined by your parish.

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Synod addresses critical role of family in the Church

Synod addresses critical role of family in the Church

| October 9, 2014

Pope Francis, as you no doubt know by now, has called an Extraordinary Synod of Bishops at the Vatican from Oct. 6-19, 2014. The Synod’s focus and theme is the family. The initial draft, or lineamenta, was circulated widely last fall for comment by anyone in the Church who wished to be so involved. Here in the Archdiocese, literally hundreds of Catholics chose to do so. All those comments, world-wide, were gathered together and formed the basis for the Instrumentum Laboris, which will serve as the agenda for the historic October gathering of bishops, priests, consecrated men and women and lay faithful. The list of participants was released two weeks ago and included several Americans.

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Book on church architecture much more than pretty pictures

Book on church architecture much more than pretty pictures

| Ann Carey | April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal” by Duncan G. Stroik. Liturgy Training Publications.

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