Archive for July, 2012

Natural family planning fosters self-giving

Natural family planning fosters self-giving

| Father Mark Dosh | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every child is unplanned — even in natural family planning. Why must this be? Because every person, every child, is fully known only by God in his plan. Only the Creator knows completely who and what this new image of God is. To know someone perfectly as God does is to know that person in his origin and his destiny, the child’s place in the large scheme of reality.

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Our priests help us to grow closer to Christ

Our priests help us to grow closer to Christ

| Deacon John Drees | July 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Have you ever seen or done something that you ­couldn’t wait to tell a friend about? You may have wished that your friend was right beside you. Or you pulled out your cell phone and called or texted that person immediately.

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Stadium offers chance for workforce development

Stadium offers chance for workforce development

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Done right, constructing the Vikings’ new home could reduce the racial gap in employment that is growing in Minnesota

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We are called to be a presence that heals and restores

We are called to be a presence that heals and restores

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The corporal works of mercy extend from our homes to our local community to the ends of the earth

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Conscience and the ‘both-and’ of the marriage amendment

Conscience and the ‘both-and’ of the marriage amendment

| Father Tom Knoblach | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good will and social acceptance of all persons does not logically require that the legal definition of marriage be changed for everyone.

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Conscience formation by the numbers

Conscience formation by the numbers

| Don Clemmer | July 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

Numbers can be cold and impersonal. They lack the depth and nuance of words and ideas.

But numbers can also be uncompromising. They force us to confront realities that can be dizzying, unavoidable and downright unwelcome. Someone who’s seen the numbers no longer has plausible deniability.

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‘Hookup’ culture mentality creates social indifference

‘Hookup’ culture mentality creates social indifference

| Angela Deeney | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Students need to get involved in movements that work at resisting the combined heft of moral relativism, social apathy and promiscuity on campuses.

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Redemptorist website offers video feed of icon

Redemptorist website offers video feed of icon

| July 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

It was good to see Archbishop Nienstedt’s endorsing the renewal of devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help in one of his recent columns.

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Peacemaking begins at home

Peacemaking begins at home

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Peacemaking is not only about changing the world — it also requires changing ourselves

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Spider-Man, Iron Man, Superman and the God-Man

Spider-Man, Iron Man, Superman and the God-Man

| Father Robert Barron | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

What is it about these stories — and the Spider-Man tale in particular — that fascinate us? May I suggest that it has something to do with Christianity, more precisely, with the figure around which all of the Christian religion revolves.

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Girl with ‘giving heart’ makes a difference for kids in need

Girl with ‘giving heart’ makes a difference for kids in need

| July 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

Eight-year-old’s vision leads to creation of Simon Says Give charity

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Taking ministry behind bars

Taking ministry behind bars

| July 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

New corrections coordinator offers hope to inmates

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