Tag: History

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

Learn from the past before looking to future, pope tells young people

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The future cannot be understood without reflecting on the past and on the history and traditions passed on to young people from parents and grandparents, Pope Francis said.

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Archbishop Hebda follows in the footsteps of 11 bishops and archbishops

Archbishop Hebda follows in the footsteps of 11 bishops and archbishops

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is the 12th bishop or archbishop to lead the 166-year-old Archdiocese of
St. Paul and Minneapolis, with its 825,000 Catholics and 187 parishes. He succeeds a list of bishops and archbishops with varied backgrounds and impressive legacies.

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Archdiocese’s history brims with pioneers and visionaries

Archdiocese’s history brims with pioneers and visionaries

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 150 years after Father Louis Hennepin traveled down the Mississippi River and first saw what in 1680 he named St. Anthony Falls — the site of present-day Minneapolis — French missionaries came to Minnesota filled with zeal to bring the faith to native tribes.

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‘Father Hennepin’ draws controversy as committee evaluates Capitol art

‘Father Hennepin’ draws controversy as committee evaluates Capitol art

| November 17, 2015 | 7 Comments

A painting in the Minnesota State Capitol of explorer Father Hennepin at the center of controversy as a committee evaluates the merits of the Capitol’s existing collection and what to add to new public spaces opening as part of its comprehensive restoration.

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Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although the students didn’t get to pose the questions to the pontiff, they did have the opportunity to hear if he answered any of them during his address to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24. The students were dismissed from first hour to join others from theology and social studies classes in the commons and hear what Pope Francis had to say not just to members of Congress, but to all Americans.

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The three comings of Christ

The three comings of Christ

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

You learn an awful lot about our faith when you teach religion to children. I recall two incidents that happened to me when I was a parish priest where kids taught me something about Advent.

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Evangelization motivated National History Day winners

Evangelization motivated National History Day winners

| Caroline Rode | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

With more than 2,000 years of existence, it’s no surprise that people continue to study the Catholic Church’s vast history.

Three girls from West St. Paul took one event in Church history and ended up creating a prize-winning performance.

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Faith of our fathers: deep roots and online ancestry

Faith of our fathers: deep roots and online ancestry

| Christina Capecchi | March 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

Somewhere in their midst — across the alley, around the river — two people met and married, forging the lineage that leads to you.

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Account of shrine’s beginnings also tells of U.S. church’s rise

Account of shrine’s beginnings also tells of U.S. church’s rise

| Hugh McNichol | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

In “America’s Church,” Thomas Tweed, a professor of religious studies at the University of Texas in Austin, gives us a long overdue historical overview of the crucial components of American Catholicism that led to the establishment of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

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Larson’s ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ sheds new light on Nazi Germany

Larson’s ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ sheds new light on Nazi Germany

| July 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Are you a World War II junkie? Love history and politics? Here’s a great read for you.

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