to treating pregnancy as a disease?
By ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY M. DOLAN
Religious freedom is the lifeblood of the American people, the cornerstone of American government. When the Founding Fathers determined that the innate rights of men and women should be enshrined in our Constitution, they so esteemed religious liberty that they made it the first freedom in the Bill of Rights.
The frozen pies are $7.00 each or 4 pies for $25.00. These delicious pies are hand made by the students and their families, and they fund the mission trips the students will go on this summer. If you are interested in purchasing a pie, please contact McKenna or Barb Marg at 507 452 8485 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minnesota for Marriage has released four short videos explaining why Marriage matters. These are the first of several short educational videos to be released by the organization in the coming months.
From Minnesota for Marriage:
The debate over the definition of marriage has unfolded across America and at the federal level for the past several years, and is the subject of the proposed amendment on the November 2012 ballot to preserve marriage in Minnesota.
But what is the debate really about, how does it affect society and what is at stake in the outcome of the amendment vote?
You can learn more at their website: www.MinnesotaforMarriage.com
Check out the video after the jump.
Server Training at the Cathedral tomorrow after the 10:30am Mass. Anyone who wants to serve and is at least in 4th grade is welcome.
Minnesota For Marriage Launches Minnesota Marriage Minute Videos
Earlier this week we launched the first episode of “Minnesota Marriage Minute”, a series of educational videos addressing the proposed Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment. The Minnesota Marriage Minute is an ongoing dialogue with Minnesota voters hosted by veteran news anchor and devoted mother Kalley Yanta. Each video is designed to provide you with important information about the marriage amendment, why it’s necessary and what it will accomplish. Each week we’ll issue at least one new video.
To view the video and then share it with all your friends, neighbors, family and colleagues go to: http://www.minnesotaformarriage.com/2012/01/minnesota-for-marriage-launches-marriage-minute-video-series/
Check out our website at www.MinnesotaForMarriage.com
on Sunday, January 15th, from 5-7pm:
The Creed and the New Translation
Bring a dish (food, pop, snacks) to share.
At Cathedral, in the St. Thomas Room.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 Social Hour begins at 6:00 p.m. at Riverport Inn
100% of all funds raised from the evening will go to benefit the education of the students at WACS!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! $40.00 per guest
Purchase tickets by calling or visiting the WACS Box Office.
Applications are available on the TEC website www.pathwaystec.org. Call TEC Coordinator Mary White at 507-280-0197 for more information.
Click here to check it out!
Throughout the year our cluster helps to support this wonderful organization and WVS continues to let us know how appreciative they are of this help. We would like to extend that thank you to the members of our cluster, without whom we could not provide these essential funds. Thank you greatly for your continued generosity!
Tickets are $7.00 for adults ($6.50 presale), $4.00 for children (under 4 are free), with the maximum family household price being $25.00. Tickets are available at the parish office, at the door, and from Tom Lilla.
We hope to see you there!
Pope Benedict at this year's Epiphany celebration shared these beautiful words about the Magi: The Magi "were, as we might say, men of science, but not simply in the sense that they were searching for a wide range of knowledge: they wanted something more. ... They were men with restless hearts, not satisfied with the superficial and the ordinary. They were men in search ... of God, ... watchful men, capable of reading God's signs, His soft and penetrating language. But they were also courageous, yet humble: we can imagine them having to endure a certain amount of mockery for setting off to find the King of the Jews, at the cost of so much effort. For them it mattered little what this or that person, what even influential and clever people thought and said about them. For them it was a question of truth itself, not human opinion. Hence they took upon themselves the sacrifices and the effort of a long and uncertain journey. Their humble courage was what enabled them to bend down before the child of poor people and to recognize in Him the promised King, the One they had set out, on both their outward and their inward journey, to seek and to know".