Archive for July, 2012

Digital Edition – July 19, 2012

Digital Edition – July 19, 2012

| July 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s festival time! Taking ministry behind bars.

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33 more parishes exceed Appeal goal

33 more parishes exceed Appeal goal

| July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

An additional 33 parishes have exceeded their 2012 Catholic Services Appeal goal, bringing the total number of parishes over goal to 106. The 2012 CSA has now reached more than $8.7 million in gifts and pledges towards the goal of $9.3 million.

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Bishop Blair offers a reality check

Bishop Blair offers a reality check

Bishop who conducted initial doctrinal assessment of LCWR clarifies the reasons for it

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BSM RoboRescue Squad competes in Mexico

BSM RoboRescue Squad competes in Mexico

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Also:
Sr. Melissa Schreifels professes final vows

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Packing for a purpose

Packing for a purpose

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Brooke Lenneman, right, and Hannah Berscheid pack a bin with diapers and baby wipes to donate to Birthright of Monticello July 16 during Middle School Day Camp at St. Henry in Monticello

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Summer Gospel readings put spotlight on Eucharist

Summer Gospel readings put spotlight on Eucharist

| Father Michael Van Sloun | July 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

There will be a major shift in the Sunday Gospels beginning on the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time July 29. This is Year B of the Sunday Lectionary, the year that emphasizes the Gospel of Mark; but for a series of five weeks, from weeks 17 to 21, the Sunday Gospels will be taken from the Gospel of John — the “Bread of Life discourse.”

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What is NFP?

What is NFP?

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

NFP is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Couples using NFP to avoid pregnancy abstain from intercourse and genital contact during the fertile phase of […]

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Natural family planning summer class schedule

Natural family planning summer class schedule

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Natural family planning classes will take place at various sites in July, August and September. Call the provider listed to register or for more information

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Celebrating NFP: A way of love, way of life

Celebrating NFP: A way of love, way of life

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Faithfully Yours” is the theme of this year’s Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a national educational campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to celebrate God’s design for married love and the gift of life and to raise awareness of natural family planning methods.

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Doctor says priest instrumental in her choosing ‘to do the right thing’

Doctor says priest instrumental in her choosing ‘to do the right thing’

| Dr. Melissa Schimnowski | July 18, 2012 | 3 Comments

I am a family practice physician who stopped prescribing any form of birth control two years ago. What a relief that was! I was finally able to go to work each day without feelings of anxiety and guilt, which had been my constant companions for many months. Still, it took several trips to the confessional before I felt forgiven for the years that I had ordered contraceptive shots and written out prescriptions for “the pill.”

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What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

| Stacia Poeschl | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

I had heard the term multiple times as we sat in the marriage prep weekend at the University of St. Thomas on a nice spring day in 2005. I thought it sounded good but convinced myself that it was not for us at the time — maybe in the future, but not now as we were already so busy planning for our upcoming wedding.

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