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Digital Edition – July 12, 2018

Digital Edition – July 12, 2018

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Benedictine Sisters celebrate 70 years, Legacy of a rector, Parishes give 2.7 million for survivors, Priest returns from Venezuela, Kavanaugh nominate to SCOTUS, Religious jubilees, Is your parish ready for disaster?

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How do we live well in a world of change?

How do we live well in a world of change?

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. I’m someone who has a very hard time dealing with change. I like to make sure that the things I have and the relationships I’m in with friends and family are long-lasting, even permanent. It saddens me greatly to think that one day I might not have these relationships.

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From readers – July 12, 2018

From readers – July 12, 2018

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Catholic politicians

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‘Who pays?’

‘Who pays?’

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

There has been much discussion concerning the settlement reached in the reorganization of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a corporate entity. As Catholics, we know that the “archdiocese” is a reality much greater than the definitions of civil law. Yet, at every level of the Church, there is the question, “Who pays?”

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Appointments – July 12, 2018

Appointments – July 12, 2018

| July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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¿Quien paga?

¿Quien paga?

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ha habido mucha discusión sobre el acuerdo alcanzado en la reorganización de la Arquidiócesis de St. Paul y Minneapolis como una entidad corporativa. Como católicos, sabemos que la “arquidiócesis” es una realidad mucho mayor que las definiciones de la ley civil. Sin embargo, en todos los niveles de la Iglesia, existe la pregunta: “¿Quién paga?”

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Independence or interdependence?

Independence or interdependence?

| Kate Soucheray | July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

In modern marriage, there seems to be so much emphasis on independence, and yet, the foundation of a Catholic marriage is interdependence, which in many ways, is a reflection of our dependence on God. This can be seen in the concept of mutuality, which in marriage and family therapy is defined as showing empathy, support and like-mindedness with our spouse. The concept of mutuality may be seen as the fulfillment of the concept of “shalom” in the Jewish tradition.

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St. Paul Seminary rector emeritus had friendship with Kolkata saint

St. Paul Seminary rector emeritus had friendship with Kolkata saint

| Christina Capecchi | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Here comes this tiny nun in blue and white,” recalls Msgr. Callaghan, who worked as an official in the Vatican Congregation for Religious at the time. “She was as big as a munchkin, God’s little bundle of love and joy.”

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Congratulations, jubilarians!

Congratulations, jubilarians!

| July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Religious women and men mark milestone anniversaries

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Honoring heritage, unity essential to Our Lady of Lourdes’ restoration

Honoring heritage, unity essential to Our Lady of Lourdes’ restoration

| Abby Vakulskas | July 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We’ve learned a lot about art in the church throughout this restoration,” a Lourdes parishioner said. “It gave me the perspective of how we can learn and pray in different ways, not just through words.”

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Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

| Christina Capecchi | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Step into Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan’s office, and the first thing you see is an homage to his hometown — line art of Heckscherville, Pennsylvania, originally known as The Irish Valley, “just a little patch in the coal-mining region,” he said.

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Altar stones reminiscent of Mass in the early Church

Altar stones reminiscent of Mass in the early Church

| Susan Klemond | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Embedded in the tops of altars in some Catholic churches are stone panels that contain hidden treasure: the relics of saints and martyrs.

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