Tag: Priests

Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

| Carol Glatz | July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Be joyous, authentic and loving while resisting fly-by-night commitments, catty gossip and sleek cars, Pope Francis told future priests, brothers and nuns.

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Rediscover: Religious Vocations

Rediscover: Religious Vocations

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Many ways to answer calling from God
– Archbishop: Oct. 12 event is chance to celebrate, re-energize
– St. Paul native chooses marriage… to Christ
– From Harvard to the convent
– Our deepest desires

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10 men ordained priests for archdiocese

10 men ordained priests for archdiocese

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The seminarians comprised the largest ordination class since 2005.

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Meet our new priests

Meet our new priests

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Read Q & As with the 10 men who will be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Why priests are happy

Why priests are happy

| February 28, 2013

For all the expectations placed upon them, priests today are experiencing surprisingly low levels of burnout and high levels of satisfaction with their lives

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Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

| November 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Priests around the archdiocese have been poring over liturgical scripts and rehearsing speaking parts in anticipation of the Nov. 27 debut of the new Roman Missal, which will usher in the most significant changes to the Mass in more than 40 years.

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Priesthood not only surviving, it’s thriving

Priesthood not only surviving, it’s thriving

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Twice in two days this week I’ve stumbled upon published claims that the Catholic Church and the Catholic priesthood as we know it are, if not doomed, on life support.

One analyst offered that, due to the pedophilia scandals and the failure of leadership to be sufficiently accountable (in his estimation and in the estimation of others) in the aftermath, the Catholic laity’s disillusionment with the current church leadership model is “extensive and probably permanent.”

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Mothers of priests take on new role after ordination

Mothers of priests take on new role after ordination

| Julie Pfitzinger | April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Father John Helmueller was ordained to the priesthood 10 years ago for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D., he was not the only member of his family to assume a new role.

His mother Mary, who lives in Maplewood and is a parishioner at St. Jerome, felt so blessed to become the mother of a priest on that day. But at the same time, she wasn’t quite sure what that meant for her own life.

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Everybody should spend 10 days with a group of priests

Everybody should spend 10 days with a group of priests

| November 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

I spent 10 days this fall traveling, touring, riding in the back of pick-up trucks, dining, praying, shooting the breeze and solving the problems of the world with a handful of our priests. If every Catholic got the chance to do the same they would all have a renewed love for their faith and a renewed faith in the priesthood.

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Oasis in the city for retired priests

Oasis in the city for retired priests

| July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Msgr. William Baumgaertner, 88, is enjoying the fruits of the research and recommendations that he prepared with the late Msgr. Ambrose Hayden back in the 1970s. At the request of then Coadjutor Archbishop Leo C. Byrne, the two priests visited clergy retirement residences throughout the country in search of the best living situation for active, […]

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