Archive for June, 2013

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

| Abby Dehmer for The Catholic Spirit | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

How do you choose the right home care agency?

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St. Paul Alzheimer’s initiative offers education, support

St. Paul Alzheimer’s initiative offers education, support

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the number of Minnesotans with Alzheimer’s and related dementias is predicted to increase significantly, at least eight communities, including St. Paul, are starting to prepare for the budgetary, social and personal consequences by assessing needs.

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Our friend, Vinnie

Our friend, Vinnie

| Kathy Schneeman | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s always hard saying goodbye to a friend, but here are some things I wanted to share about author Vince Flynn.

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Letting our hearts be pierced

Letting our hearts be pierced

| Deacon Kevin Mantney | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

“They shall look on him whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him as one mourns for an only son, and they shall grieve over him as one grieves over a firstborn. On that day the mourning in Jerusalem shall be as great as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo” (Zechariah 12:10-11).

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Words every Catholic graduate should contemplate

Words every Catholic graduate should contemplate

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the dismissal options at Mass reads: “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.”

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Religious liberty:  Protecting conduct rooted in conviction

Religious liberty: Protecting conduct rooted in conviction

| Jason Adkins | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recently said that religious liberty is talked about more than it is proactively protected. And he is right. Religious liberty is increasingly given lip service, but in practice it keeps shrinking.

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Confirmation classes offered for persons with disabilities

Confirmation classes offered for persons with disabilities

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Confirmation classes for persons with disabilities ages 16 and older will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17 and 24 at St. Peter in Richfield. Both classes are mandatory for guar­dians and candidates.

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Teens sign up in droves for second annual Archdiocesan Youth Day

Teens sign up in droves for second annual Archdiocesan Youth Day

| Caroline Rode | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sophie Drayna of St. Henry in Monticello can’t wait to come to Archdiocesan Youth Day on Sept. 21. She attended last year and called it “an overwhelming experience.”

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Rapping for God

Rapping for God

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Like many young adults, Max Haben is a big fan of hip-hop. But his passion for this rhythmic style of music with its often-rhyming lyrics isn’t limited to just listening to his favorite artists.

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Remembering Zach

Remembering Zach

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Friends tell stories of how teen entertained and inspired them before his death

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Father of seven hopes pedal power will help women

Father of seven hopes pedal power will help women

| Caroline Rode | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer is a time for traveling. This might include a trip up to the cabin, a flight to your sister’s on the Fourth of July, a cruise through the Caribbean, or a roadtrip across the Midwest. But what about biking 1,000 miles?

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Catholic, gay and living a ‘beautiful life’

Catholic, gay and living a ‘beautiful life’

| Steve Gershom | June 18, 2013 | 9 Comments

I have heard a lot about how mean the Church is, and how bigoted, because she opposes gay marriage. How badly she misunderstands gay people, and how hostile she is towards us. My gut reaction to such things is: Are you freaking kidding me?

Are we even talking about the same church?

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