Archive for October, 2012

Understanding the church’s teaching on immigration

Understanding the church’s teaching on immigration

| Jessica Zittlow | October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many Catholics have trouble on occasion aligning themselves with the church when it takes a position on matters of public policy.

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Don’t overlook the big picture when voting this year

Don’t overlook the big picture when voting this year

| October 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Pressing for policy particulars is important, but it’s also good to know how a candidate’s world view stacks up against our own

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Vespers service at basilica to mark start of Year of Faith

Vespers service at basilica to mark start of Year of Faith

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will preside at a solemn vespers service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, liturgically marking the beginning of the Year of Faith within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Marching for Mary and marriage

Marching for Mary and marriage

| October 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Archdiocesan Candlelight Rosary Procession

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Living with same-sex attraction

Living with same-sex attraction

| October 10, 2012

Five Catholics describe joys, struggles of embracing chastity

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Why science will never disprove God’s existence

Why science will never disprove God’s existence

| Father Robert Barron | October 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

Given the ruminations of Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, one might have thought that the absolute limit of scientistic arrogance had been reached.

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Shrine trek proves to be prayerful pilgrimage

Shrine trek proves to be prayerful pilgrimage

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Susan Zachman had extra joy when she arrived at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis. the morning of Oct. 2.

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Catholic health care workers urged to evangelize culture

Catholic health care workers urged to evangelize culture

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholic medical professionals are on the front lines of cultural engagement in a society that too often sidelines religious values, fosters moral relativism and loses sight of the dignity of the human person, said Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus.

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Canadian panel members share their experience of same-sex marriage law

Canadian panel members share their experience of same-sex marriage law

| Barb Ernster | October 9, 2012 | 5 Comments

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Ontario, and other Canadians led a panel discussion on the impact of the 2005 same-sex marriage law on parental and religious rights in Canada, and what a similar law could do to Minnesota if marriage is redefined.

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What’s holding you back from following Jesus today?

What’s holding you back from following Jesus today?

| Deacon Manuel Gomez | October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our human way of thinking is not God’s way of thinking. Take our Gospel reading for Sunday: A young man approaches Jesus and asks him, “What must I do to inherit eternal life.”

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Look for leadership when casting your vote

Look for leadership when casting your vote

| Tom Bengtson | October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholics have an important opportunity to exercise the citizenship component of their faith next month. In addition to voting on two state constitutional amendments, we will be selecting municipal, state and federal political leaders to guide us through the next few years. Let’s take a moment to consider what leadership is.

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Emergency or blessing? The power of silence

Emergency or blessing? The power of silence

| Christina Capecchi | October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

My dad and brother just returned from a fly-in fishing adventure in the Canadian wilderness —fly-in, that is, because their outpost camp could only be accessed by floatplane, the sole cabin on a remote lake teeming with walleye.

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