Speaking election, AOTM Smoker Alert! Even if I don't post for two more weeks I think I'll have to see Alan Keyes.
This modern take on a Gen X classic cheered me up. This could be SMOD's theme song.
Matt, thanks for highlighting us on Badger Catholic! We are thrilled by your support. Retreat went well.
Now we are looking at a collaborative event with the Poor Clares in Sauk Rapids, MN.
Know of our prayers for all that you do for the new evangelization!
Like everyone else, I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news. My prayers this week have been for the victims of this violence and their families. I’m very thankful for the brave work of the first responders who risked their own lives to save others.continue at St Cloud Visitor
At the same time, I have been praying for peace and healing in our community in the aftermath of this attack. I am especially concerned that our Somali-Muslim brothers and sisters face harassment because of the actions committed by an individual from their community — actions that Somali leaders have publicly condemned as against their faith. We need to stand with them at this time. This is why I have been reflecting on the Golden Rule and Jesus’ teachings about mercy, loving our neighbor and everyone’s sacred human dignity as children of God.
As a priest and bishop, an important part of my ministry is to bring unity between people and God as well as strive to unite people in the community. Since arriving in the diocese three years ago, I have worked to foster peace and unity among our faith communities. A year and a half ago, a number of religious leaders in the St. Cloud area — Christian, Muslim and others — began meeting regularly to explore ways we could learn from one another and support each other. In addition to regular meetings, our Greater St. Cloud Area Faith Leaders group has organized an annual picnic where we continue to build relationships through conversation and sharing a meal. I have visited at other times as well with our local Somali-Muslim leaders.
It's that time of the year again...time for Doors Open Milwaukee! I'm cramming on other projects right now, along with making my plans to attend both days of Doors Open. To be brief, below is a list of the eleven Catholic sites that I am aware will be open beyond regular Mass times this weekend. The links will take you to an information page on each site, including the hours that each of them will be open this weekend.
Sister Anne Marie Lom leads this September 16-18, 2016 retreat that includes contemplating what was important to St. Francis, especially his relationship with God and others. Includes time for prayer and reflection, as well as joining us in a Beach Sweep for ‘Sister Water’ at Lake Michigan. Call or text Sister Julie Ann 920-323-9632.
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Brown County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Hinkfuss found Rev. Richard Thomas, 78, guilty on two felony counts of exposing his genitals to a 16-year-old boy over four days in mid-March.
Two additional counts of exposing himself to a child were dismissed as part of the plea agreement
Each felony charge carries a maximum sentence of three-and-a-half years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
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One NFL rookie is quietly using his new position to encourage others in the Christian faith. Green Bay Packers center Jacob Flores recently wrote an article explaining “3 Ways the NFL Taught Me To Deepen My Faith.”continue at Aleteia
Flores graduated in the spring from Dartmouth College and “started every game over the last three years, spending his sophomore and junior seasons at left tackle and his senior season at center…[and] In 2015, he was a co-recipient of the Alan Hewitt ’34 and Robert Hewitt ’40 Award, presented to the varsity player who best epitomizes athletic performance with academic achievement.”
His athletic ability paved the way for quarterback Dalyn Williams to set new Dartmouth records and Flores was chosen to be a suitable backup for the Green Bay Packers, eventually being tapped to protect the Packers’ most valuable player, Aaron Rodgers.
He graduated with a Religion major and participated in a FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students) mission trip over spring break, where, among other service projects, he played American football with children in Ecuador.