Local seminarian wins Thanksgiving Turkey Trot around Vatican City State
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by Catholic News Agency
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Seminarians at the North American College ahead of the start of the Thanksgiving race on Nov. 24, 2022. Michael Maloney, the winner of the race, is pictured on the far right. Courtney Mares American seminarians in Rome began Thanksgiving Day with a race around the world’s smallest country. And a seminarian from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis won. The 13th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot around Vatican City State kicked off with an early start at the Pontifical North American College on Nov. 24. More than 130 seminarians, priests, and Catholic college students gathered near the s ..read more
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From readers – November 24, 2022
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by The Catholic Spirit
4d ago
Compelling and inspiring Once in a happy while, we see something that just grabs our hearts and draws us deeply in. Such was the case for me when I picked up the Oct. 27 issue of The Catholic Spirit. What I saw on the cover of the newspaper that day was a picture of love, motherly love. I saw the beautiful image of a young woman embracing her baby son. That picture beckoned me to open the paper and read the moving story about the important help and free services being provided to mothers by pregnancy resource centers throughout Minnesota. As the story explained, trained professionals render co ..read more
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Digital Edition – November 24, 2022
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Appointments – November 24, 2022
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by The Catholic Spirit
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Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: Effective November 11, 2022 Reverend Weldit Tesfazgi Abay, in residence at the Queen of Peace Friary in Saint Paul. Father Weldit is a priest of the Archdiocese of Asmara, Eritrea. Deacon Russell Kocemba, granted the status of retired deacon. Deacon Kocemba has served the Archdiocese as a permanent deacon since his ordination in 2004, most recently as deacon at the Church of Saint John Vianney in South Saint Paul. Deacon Scott Wright, granted the status of retired deacon. Deacon ..read more
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Carta pastoral del arzobispo: “Buenas noticias de gran alegría”
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by The Catholic Spirit
4d ago
“No tengas miedo; porque he aquí, os anuncio una buena noticia de gran gozo que será para todo el pueblo” (Lc 2,10). El anuncio del nacimiento de un Salvador fue una “gran alegría” para un pueblo que había esperado por mucho tiempo esta “buena noticia”. Esta semana celebramos la publicación de la carta pastoral postsinodal del arzobispo Hebda. No se me ocurren mejores palabras para describir lo que esto significa para nuestra Iglesia local que las del mensajero angélico: ¡”buenas nuevas de gran alegría”! Cuando consideramos que la carta es el fruto de tres años de oración, escucha, sanación y ..read more
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Bishop decries second spate of gun fatalities in two weeks in Virginia
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by Catholic News Service
5d ago
A shopping cart is seen in front of the Walmart logo in this undated photo. At a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., a gunman who police said was a disgruntled employee opened fire in the breakroom late Nov. 22, 2022, killing at least six people and injuring several others before committing suicide. CNS photo/Dado Ruvic, Reuters Just ahead of Thanksgiving Day, “a time where we celebrate what we are most grateful for in our lives,” the nation awoke Nov. 23 “to the somber and agonizing news of more souls lost because of a senseless act of violence” at a Walmart in Chesapeake, said Bishop Barry C. Knes ..read more
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Reconciling the world with life
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by Catholic News Service
5d ago
Elise Italiano Ureneck This year marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. I’ve found myself rereading the council documents, since they are a treasure trove of insights about the liturgy, Scripture and the universal call to holiness, among other topics. I never ceased to be stirred when reading the opening lines of “Gaudium et Spes”: “The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ.” But it’s a te ..read more
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Xavier Society for the Blind’s free materials enable greater participation at Mass
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by Barb Umberger
5d ago
Back in 1900, a young, blind woman named Margaret Coffee taught blind children in New York City. She taught what Catholics would consider “CCD” today, said Malachy Fallon, executive director of the New York City-based Xavier Society for the Blind. She noticed some of the children didn’t have the same “raised print” reading materials, a forerunner to Braille, used at the time. She wanted to change that. Malachy Fallon Coffee “recruited and partnered with” Jesuit Father Joseph Stadelman to establish the Xavier Society for the Blind to produce books for blind children in her classes. “So that’s ..read more
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Advent: Allowing ourselves to be bathed in the light of heaven
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by Catholic News Service
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In this church window depicting the Annunciation, the angel Gabriel appears before Mary to proclaim that she is to be the mother of Jesus. The window is from St. Mary’s Church in Willmar, Minn. The hymn, “The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came,” focuses on the Annunciation. CNS photo/Crosiers I love the hymns that accompany us through the Advent season. A term I sometimes hear used for them is “haunting.” Some are played in minor keys, which fills them with a special mystery, a particular kind of longing. I think “haunting” is such an appropriate word as the earliest usage of the word “haunt” me ..read more
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Where is the light of Advent?
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by Catholic News Service
5d ago
CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz Houses and light. Preparation and transformation. Peace and salvation. Words and images that populate the readings for the first Sunday of Advent — words and images that, taken in context with readings of the Advent season, offer hope and joy for us all. Right? Well, we have heard these readings before, as recently as 2016 and 2019, and the state of our world today does not indicate that hope and joy are any more attainable, or any more abundant, now than it was then. In the first reading, Isaiah prophesies a day when people “shall beat their swords into plowshar ..read more
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