Tag: Pope Francis in the U.S.

Global document with local ties extols farming vocation

Global document with local ties extols farming vocation

| December 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

The document “is really retrieving the idea of vocation for all those involved in agriculture,” said Jim Ennis, executive director of St. Paul-based Catholic Rural Life. “There’s a special, unique role that farmers, ranchers and all those involved in agricultural production and bringing food to our tables play in how important it is, and the Church affirms it.”

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Encountering Pope Francis through beauty and joy

Encountering Pope Francis through beauty and joy

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The last full week of September felt like our entire country had an encounter with a saint. People I met who were paying attention to the visit of our Holy Father were surprised by joy. Many could not explain what was happening in them as they watched Pope Francis on TV or waved at him from a crowd.

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Pilgrims share: What did seeing Pope Francis mean to you?

Pilgrims share: What did seeing Pope Francis mean to you?

| October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked pilgrims from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who encountered Pope Francis during his apostolic journey in the U.S. to reflect on the meaning of his visit. The following are a section of their responses. The responses were edited for length and clarity.

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St. Nicholas parishioner calls pope’s immigration focus ‘a dream come true’

St. Nicholas parishioner calls pope’s immigration focus ‘a dream come true’

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having emigrated from Mexico eight years ago, Maria Negreros is concerned about immigrant families trying to make it in the United States. She has been happy to hear that Pope Francis shares her concerns, and she’s excited to be one of 60 people from a metro interfaith group traveling to Philadelphia for his visit.

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Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although the students didn’t get to pose the questions to the pontiff, they did have the opportunity to hear if he answered any of them during his address to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24. The students were dismissed from first hour to join others from theology and social studies classes in the commons and hear what Pope Francis had to say not just to members of Congress, but to all Americans.

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Local Catholic Charities leader, politicians react to pope’s congressional address

Local Catholic Charities leader, politicians react to pope’s congressional address

| Bridget Ryder | September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a guest of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Tim Marx, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was seated in the gallery of the Capitol Sept. 24 to hear Pope Francis address a joint meeting of Congress. Marx said he’s bringing inspiration and affirmation from the pontiff home to Minnesota.

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Local Catholic hugs the pope

Local Catholic hugs the pope

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis, got to do it not once, but twice during a private audience the afternoon of Sept. 24 at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The moment Bob Labat had been waiting for came when he walked into the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23 for the canonization Mass of Junipero Serra. Pope Francis made the dream of thousands of Serra Club members come true, including Labat, who just ended his one-year term as president of the national council.

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MN legislators invite guests to pope’s congressional address

MN legislators invite guests to pope’s congressional address

| Bridget Ryder | September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few lucky Minnesotans will be part of history Sept. 24 as gallery observers of Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress.

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For dignity and respect, immigrant women walking 100 miles to Pope Francis

For dignity and respect, immigrant women walking 100 miles to Pope Francis

| By Erik Zygmont | September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

By walking from Pennsylvania to Washington, Juana Flores and about 100 other women hope to get Pope Francis’ attention so he can deliver a strong message that America needs to treat its immigrants with dignity and respect.

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Cool beans: Kansas Catholic creates special coffee ‘profile’ for pope

Cool beans: Kansas Catholic creates special coffee ‘profile’ for pope

| By Jill Ragar Esfeld | September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Before he became the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis was known to wander the streets of Rome on foot, searching for a good cup of coffee.

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Great expectations

Great expectations

| Tom Tracy | September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Papal trip began as World Meeting of Families, grew to be three-city tour

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