Archive for July, 2011

Confession: It puts you straight with everyone

Confession: It puts you straight with everyone

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Penance, aka confession, is the sacrament of the forgiveness of sin. You can’t beat it for convenience. It’s available practically whenever.

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Danger and miracles accompanied nun on journey to perpetual vows

Danger and miracles accompanied nun on journey to perpetual vows

| By Susan Klemond The Catholic Spirit | July 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

Sister Jackie Nguyen, a recently professed Missionary Sister of St. Peter Claver, knows the power of prayer.

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Faith must be rooted in Christ and church, not individuals

Faith must be rooted in Christ and church, not individuals

| Father John Paul Erickson | July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

These days, it seems like every couple of months new information is released that reminds the world that we priests are all too human.

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Paper books may not be first choice of today’s youth

Paper books may not be first choice of today’s youth

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

In reading Julie Pfitzinger’s excellent piece on today’s Catholic bookstores and the challenges they face [July 7], I may have given the impression that today’s youth do not read.

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A principle in need of more respect

A principle in need of more respect

| Joe Towalski | July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Religious freedom is one of the hallmarks of U.S. society. But this bedrock principle is increasingly being challenged across the nation — both by government officials seeking to infringe on the deepest convictions held by religious groups as well as by those seeking to muzzle the voice of churches and other faith communities in the public square.

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Countdown to Madrid

Countdown to Madrid

| Kathryn Elliott For The Catholic Spirit | July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Justin Stroh first responded to the Holy Father’s call for an international gathering of youth by attending World Youth Day in Denver in 1993.

“Every time I’ve gone to World Youth Day, I’ve left with a deeper sense of love for my Catholic faith — it’s my identity, who I am as a son of the eternal Father in heaven who loves me,” he said.

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Minnesota’s Catholic bishops ask legislature and governor to put the common good first in budget negotiations

Minnesota’s Catholic bishops ask legislature and governor to put the common good first in budget negotiations

| July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Minnesota’s Catholic bishops have been watching the State’s budget negotiations unfold with great concern, and hope Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders overcome their differences and achieve a just solution soon.

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Russell Connors was a prolific author and theology professor

Russell Connors was a prolific author and theology professor

| July 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Russell Connors, a prolific author and theology professor at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, died July 5.

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Larson’s ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ sheds new light on Nazi Germany

Larson’s ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ sheds new light on Nazi Germany

| July 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Are you a World War II junkie? Love history and politics? Here’s a great read for you.

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Last chance to see ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Last chance to see ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

| July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t had a chance to see “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, there’s still time

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Six more parishes exceed Appeal goal

Six more parishes exceed Appeal goal

| July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Six additional parishes have exceeded their 2011 Catholic Services Appeal goal, bringing the total number of parishes over goal to 75. The CSA has currently raised more than $8.8 million to help those most in need in the archdiocese.

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Letter: Don’t overlook the need for immigration reform

Letter: Don’t overlook the need for immigration reform

| July 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

I buried his ashes today, Sunday, with well over 200 tearful family members, friends and well-wishers present, among them his 17 year-old stepson whom I baptized when he was an infant.

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