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The choice to end all choices

The choice to end all choices

| Sister MaryAnn Walsh | June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

If there is a prize in the game of semantics, it should go to the word “choice.” And, if you need someone to collect the prize for abusing the word, I offer those who promote what is deemed the choice to die.

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Catholic Charities to participate in Twins Home Game to End Homelessness

Catholic Charities to participate in Twins Home Game to End Homelessness

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Twins will hold the team’s annual Home Game To End Homelessness June 18, highlighting the increase in the number of people who lack stable housing and the need to prevent homelessness.

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Father Richard Hogan was a scholar, author, pro-life advocate

Father Richard Hogan was a scholar, author, pro-life advocate

| June 16, 2011 | 5 Comments

Father Richard Hogan, 59, pastor of St. Raphael in Crystal since July 1, 2009, died suddenly June 14.

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St. Joseph, the Father’s Day Saint

St. Joseph, the Father’s Day Saint

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph is the patron saint of fathers, and the ideal saint to feature for Father’s Day. As the step father of Jesus, the Messiah, and the husband of Mary, the Blessed Mother, Joseph stands out as the father above all other fathers in the New Testament.

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Archdiocese launches Roman Missal website

Archdiocese launches Roman Missal website

| June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The archdiocesan Office of Worship has created a web page featuring articles and other resources to help explain the new translation of the Roman Missal.

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News notes – June 9, 2011

News notes – June 9, 2011

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Christ the King Retreat Center gets new director
» New Hill-Murray principal
» ‘Community Superstar’
» Parish hosts walk/bike ride
» Foundation adds staff
» Longtime teacher retires

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Assisted suicide is and will always be an affront to the dignity of the human person, a heinous practice that must be aggressively confronted and contrasted by true compassion, support and love.”
— From a statement by the Michigan Catholic Conference marking the death June 3 of Jack Kevorkian, a longtime advocate of assisted suicide

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Digital Edition – June 6, 2011

Digital Edition – June 6, 2011

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nothing but . . . Good News. Five ‘young, eager’ men ordained priests. Getting ready for Rural Life Sunday. Ascension welcomes St. Philip.

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Meet the new kids on the block

Meet the new kids on the block

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following, originally posted on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is the next in a series of articles regarding the new Roman Missal, which will be used in the United States beginning Nov. 27, the first Sunday of Advent.

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Newly ordained join other priests in parish assignments

Newly ordained join other priests in parish assignments

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

The men who were ordained May 28 for this archdiocese were given assignments as associate priests that were effective June 15.

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55 parishes exceed Appeal goal

55 parishes exceed Appeal goal

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ten more parishes have gone over their 2011 Catholic Services Appeal goal for the year. The addition of the 10 parishes brings a total of 55 parishes in the archdiocese now exceeding their CSA goal.

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Father Hennepin: Priest, missionary and explorer

Father Hennepin: Priest, missionary and explorer

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 8, 2011 | 6 Comments

Hennepin is a name of great importance in Minnesota. Hennepin County is the most populous county. Hennepin Avenue is a major thoroughfare in Minneapolis. Father Hen­ne­pin State Park is on the south shore of Lake Mille Lacs near Isle. And, the City of Champlin celebrates Father Hennepin Days the second week­end of June every year.

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