Archive for July, 2013

Restoring dignity through NFP-compatible medical care

Restoring dignity through NFP-compatible medical care

| Jonathan Scrafford | July 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Following the sexual revolution, many in the women’s healthcare community in the United States adopted a paradigm of care which has undermined women’s dignity through a few key hypocrisies.

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The fruitfulness of NFP

The fruitfulness of NFP

| David and Kayla Meier | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Marriage is a loaded, contested word these days. Everyone seems to have a different idea on what it is, and what it looks like. The Church teaches that three essential factors of marriage are that it be faithful, fruitful, and forever. We may feel at a loss as to how to make that point in our society today; we’ve called the legislators, we are still praying, but we really feel that one of the best things to do as Catholics is to live our own marriages well. To do that, we need to be martyrs, of a sort.

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Rio, here we  come

Rio, here we come

| Caroline Rode | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nearly 2.5 million youth from all corners of the world will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 23 to 28 for World Youth Day.

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Best-practices approach guides archdiocese’s youth-protection efforts

Best-practices approach guides archdiocese’s youth-protection efforts

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Before joining the archdiocese last February as associate chancellor for civil affairs, Sara Kronholm spent more than a decade as an assistant Hennepin County attorney handling court cases involving abused and neglected children.

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Uniting mercy, justice in immigration reform debate

Uniting mercy, justice in immigration reform debate

| Jessica Zittlow | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Providing a road map to citizenship that is attainable for immigrants without legal status is key.

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The radical vision of Jesus: How the pope lives his first encyclical

The radical vision of Jesus: How the pope lives his first encyclical

| Bishop John Webster | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the numerous surprising moments of Pope Francis’ young pontificate was the announcement that on Holy Thursday, March 28, he would celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Rome’s Casa Del Marmo Youth Detention Centre.

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Parish offers hope, help to struggling couples

Parish offers hope, help to struggling couples

| Sharon WIlson | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ten area Knights of Columbus councils raised funds to provide an ultrasound machine for new family center.

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Five common misconceptions about nursing homes

Five common misconceptions about nursing homes

| Dena Boheim for The Catholic Spirit | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nursing homes today are a far cry from what they were in the past.

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Cardinal Dolan shares conclave experience

Cardinal Dolan shares conclave experience

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis,” an e-book written by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, came out July 19.

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‘Catholicism: The New Evangelization’ available for pre-sale

‘Catholicism: The New Evangelization’ available for pre-sale

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

The documentary “Catholicism: The New Evangelization” is now available for pre-sale online. This Word on Fire film shows how to put one’s faith into action in today’s increasingly secular world.

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Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

Pope offers future priests, nuns how-to guide to happy vocation

| Carol Glatz | July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Be joyous, authentic and loving while resisting fly-by-night commitments, catty gossip and sleek cars, Pope Francis told future priests, brothers and nuns.

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