Archive for November, 2011

Men’s club offers double donation when you pick up tree, drop off coat

Men’s club offers double donation when you pick up tree, drop off coat

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Also:
Cadet colonel named
Religious liberty concerns
Law dean to leave

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 1, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 1, 2011

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

“I do not believe those executions made us safer. Certainly I don’t believe they made us nobler as a society. And I simply cannot participate once again in something I believe to be morally wrong.”
— Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, who on Nov. 22 placed a moratorium on the use of the death penalty for the rest of his term, while stating his regrets for allowing two men to be executed during his first time in office in the 1990s

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John the Baptist uses all his actions and words to point us to Jesus

John the Baptist uses all his actions and words to point us to Jesus

| Deacon Evan Koop | November 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Clothed in his rustic garb, he stands on a pedestal that bears the Latin inscription of his famous words Ecce Agnus Dei, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

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Job market: Good news, bad news

Job market: Good news, bad news

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the efforts of job coaches like Colin Chisholm, Janet Grove watched her stack of manila folders with the names of successfully employed individuals grow to seven inches this year.

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The power of prayer

The power of prayer

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pro-lifers say vigils helped to bring end to abortions at Regions Hospital

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JustGiving Fair at St. Thomas the Apostle

JustGiving Fair at St. Thomas the Apostle

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

This annual, non-denominational fair — held Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle in Minneapolis — provides opportunities to learn about and give gifts related to fair-trade merchants and organizations serving communities in Minnesota and around the world.

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Calendar — December 1, 2011

Calendar — December 1, 2011

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Calendar for December 1, 2011

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Retired religious men and women continue to need your help

Retired religious men and women continue to need your help

| November 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

Everyone at St. Paul’s Monastery is striving to keep the aging Benedictine sisters at home in the monastery’s health care center, said Sandra Carlson, monastery finance manager.

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The preciousness and joy of a grace-filled whole number

The preciousness and joy of a grace-filled whole number

| Father Ron Rolheiser | November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Today we don’t attach a lot of symbolism to numbers. A few, mostly superstitious, remnants remain from former ages, such as seeing the number seven as lucky and the number 13 as unlucky. For the most part, for us, numbers are arbitrary.

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Imagining Mary: Christmas paintings that open our eyes

Imagining Mary: Christmas paintings that open our eyes

| Christina Capecchi | November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve been shopping for the perfect Christmas card, sifting through Nativity scenes framed in holly berries and bows.

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An Advent lesson courtesy of quarterback Tim Tebow

An Advent lesson courtesy of quarterback Tim Tebow

| November 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

A lot of ink is being spilled on Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Sports pundits are incredulous that this less-than-stellar passer has helped to turn his team into a contender for the NFL playoffs. Unlike most other football players, however, Tebow has also come under scrutiny for the way he publicly witnesses to his Christian faith — something he references in nearly every interview and public appearance.

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Vaccinating Our Children for Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Vaccinating Our Children for Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last month, an advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta recommended that 9 to 12 year old boys be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus transmitted through sexual contact. The goal of the recommendations was to prevent cancers caused by HPV, such as certain cancers of the digestive tract.

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