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St. Agnes celebrates second year of merger with faith-based Montessori

St. Agnes celebrates second year of merger with faith-based Montessori

| Debbie Musser | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When St. Agnes School opens its doors in St. Paul on Aug. 26, it will welcome its second year of 3- to 5-year-olds attending St. Agnes Preschool.

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Program seeks to close literacy gap

Program seeks to close literacy gap

| Debbie Musser | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Holy Spirit School principal Mary Adrian enjoys viewing graphs showing the tremendous impact of a literacy program implemented to improve reading fluency at her school.

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Digital Edition – August 8, 2019

Digital Edition – August 8, 2019

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, Paula Kaempffer to coordinate archdiocese’s outreach efforts, Settlement agreement update, The state of lay ministry, Retreats and pilgrimages

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Can we have a sense of humor about God?

Can we have a sense of humor about God?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. The Catechism defines blasphemy as “directly opposed to the second commandment. It consists in uttering against God — inwardly or outwardly — words of hatred, reproach, or defiance; in speaking ill of God; in failing in respect toward him in one’s speech; in misusing God’s name.” My issue is that humor about God would seem to be blasphemy by this definition, even if it is not done out of hatred or anger toward God. This is particularly hard for me, because humor is an important part of all my close relationships, and it is very hard to have a meaningful relationship with the Lord if I have to exclude many kinds of humor from it.

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Embracing God’s gift of faith

Embracing God’s gift of faith

| Father Tom Walker | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sister Della Boucher and members of her community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet were holding vigil during her final hours here on earth. One close friend asked this very faith-filled servant of God if she had any fear approaching death. Sister Della replied:
No, but I’m very curious to know what Jesus looks like.

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Teams of prayer, service

Teams of prayer, service

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The two-year preparation for an archdiocesan synod is going to be a large effort, and it is already a team effort. In fact, it is a team of teams. Let me give you a picture of how many people are already involved.

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Equipos de oración, servicio

Equipos de oración, servicio

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

La preparación de dos años para un sínodo arquidiocesano va a ser un gran esfuerzo, y ya es un esfuerzo de equipo. De hecho, es un equipo de equipos. Permítanme darles una foto de cuántas personas ya están involucradas.

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Conscience and character

Conscience and character

| Kate Soucheray | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The concepts of conscience and character are not only little understood in our current culture, but when we hear these words, they often elicit a pause from us. If we have a sense we have not attained the ideal behavior or expectation of a Catholic Christian, we may be more inclined to shame ourselves than to develop a desire of becoming a more devout person. However, shame is a human aspect that alerts us we have acted against our value system. But many people in our current culture lack a solid understanding of what that is. Therefore, a well-developed conscience evolves from a clear, well-articulated value system.

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Searching for silver linings: grace after the storm

Searching for silver linings: grace after the storm

| Christina Capecchi | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Business was good. So good, in fact, that the family company had become one of the largest breweries in New England, producing 300,000 barrels a year and supporting two generations of Geisels in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Knights Supreme Convention: Anderson emphasizes assistance to refugees around the world

Knights Supreme Convention: Anderson emphasizes assistance to refugees around the world

| Susan Klemond | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five years after the Islamic State invaded northern Iraq and began systematically persecuting the country’s Christians, the Knights of Columbus continue their work supporting Iraqi parishes that are rebuilding after the genocide, part of the work of charity, unity and fraternity long practiced by the fraternal service organization, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in his annual report Aug. 6 at the 137th Supreme Convention of the Order of the Knights of Columbus.

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Eugene McAllister named interim president of St. John’s University

Eugene McAllister named interim president of St. John’s University

| Reprinted with permission from The Central Minnesota Catholic | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Eugene McAllister has been named interim president of St. John’s University in Collegeville by the school’s board of trustees, according to a July 29 news release from the university.

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Digital Edition – July 25, 2019

Digital Edition – July 25, 2019

| July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Leading with Faith, Summer vocations, Bishop Pates retires, Forming school leaders, Grandparents pilgrimage, Reading kids to sleep

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