Archive for February, 2019

Catholic senior care centers honored by LeadingAge Minnesota

Catholic senior care centers honored by LeadingAge Minnesota

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Catholic senior care center and personnel at three others in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis recently won awards for excellence from LeadingAge Minnesota.

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Catholics at the Capitol: A faith-filled, public witness to legislators

Catholics at the Capitol: A faith-filled, public witness to legislators

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of 21 Catholics who gathered in Rep. Rick Hansen’s office prayed for him and his colleague, Sen. Matt Klein of Mendota Heights, at the conclusion of their visit during Catholics at the Capitol Feb. 19.

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More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics bring voices to State Capitol

More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics bring voices to State Capitol

| Dianne Towalski | February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Be bold, be brave, be Catholic.”

That’s how Gloria Purvis of the Eternal Word Television Network summed up the keynote address by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at Catholics at the Capitol Feb. 19 in St. Paul.

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Archbishop Hebda: Driver’s licenses for all is a ‘moral imperative’

Archbishop Hebda: Driver’s licenses for all is a ‘moral imperative’

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda joined a call Feb. 21 by immigrants, lawmakers, business and law enforcement representatives to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses, calling the issue “a moral imperative.”

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Digital Edition – February 21, 2019

Digital Edition – February 21, 2019

| February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lent begins, McCarrick laicized, Father Joseph Taphorn as new seminary rector, Venezuela visitors, Opposition to the wall, Catholic Services Appeal, Movie ‘Across’, Newlywed ministry

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Heaven in the here-and-now

Heaven in the here-and-now

| Father Paul Jarvis | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Before Jesus’ ministry, the law prescribed an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth when seeking revenge. And so David would be justified in dispatching King Saul — yet he extends mercy.

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Eucharistic symbols in the Church

Eucharistic symbols in the Church

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to the Second Vatican Council document “Lumen Gentium,” the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” Throughout the Church’s history, it has used a variety of symbols to represent the Eucharist. The following is an overview of the most common.

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Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Opening the Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis said, “The holy people of God are watching and are awaiting from us not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures” to stop abuse.

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Bishops at summit consider 21 action items to handle, prevent abuse

Bishops at summit consider 21 action items to handle, prevent abuse

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Immediately after asking bishops and religious superiors to be concrete in confronting the clerical sexual abuse crisis and the need to protect children in the Church, Pope Francis handed them a list of 21 action items to consider.

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This Lent, don’t let sin win

This Lent, don’t let sin win

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

During this time when Pope Francis and the bishops of the Church seek reparation, reconciliation, and healing within the victim and survivor communities of those sexually abused by priests, we humbly recognize that this reparation, reconciliation and healing are needed in our parish communities as well.

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Esta Cuaresma, no dejes que pecado gane

Esta Cuaresma, no dejes que pecado gane

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Durante este tiempo, cuando el Papa Francisco y los obispos de la Iglesia buscan reparación, reconciliación y sanación dentro de las comunidades de víctimas y sobrevivientes de los abusados sexualmente por los sacerdotes, reconocemos humildemente que esta reparación, reconciliación y sanación también son necesarias en nuestras comunidades parroquiales.

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Survivors Speak: What Vatican summit must do to stop abuse

Survivors Speak: What Vatican summit must do to stop abuse

| Carol Glatz | February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Abuse survivors and support groups were very clear about what they want the world’s bishops, religious superiors, the pope and the Vatican to do to protect children and end clerical sexual abuse.

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