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From our readers – October 26, 2016

From our readers – October 26, 2016

| October 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

Johnson’s theological work ‘a gift’ to the Church

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A father like St. Joseph

A father like St. Joseph

| Matthew James Christoff | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Most Catholic fathers are “good dads” who work hard to provide their children’s necessities: shelter, food, education, etc. But in the baptism of their children, Catholic fathers vow to be great fathers — fathers who teach their children to know, love and serve Christ Jesus.

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Make voting ‘down ballot’ a top priority

Make voting ‘down ballot’ a top priority

| Shawn Peterson | October 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Over the past several months, many faithful Catholics have expressed deep dissatisfaction with this year’s presidential election, and understandably so: Neither major party candidate seems personally guided by a consistent ethic of life, and there are deep, concerning questions about the character of both.

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Clothing the naked

Clothing the naked

| Father Michael Van Sloun | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The corporal works of mercy deal with care for a person’s bodily needs. Food and water stand at the top of the list, and clothing comes right behind (see Sir 29:21). Jesus described this merciful work as “naked and you clothed me” (Mt 25:36). Nakedness can mean nudity, the complete lack of clothing, but more often it means partial or inadequate clothing. Destitute is a synonym for nakedness because it usually is caused by extreme poverty.

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Stillwater mother’s Tiny Treasures ministry clothes babies born and gone too soon

Stillwater mother’s Tiny Treasures ministry clothes babies born and gone too soon

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tiny handmade hats, gowns and cloth diapers fill an entire room of Christelle Hagen’s workshop. The soft material is fitting for any newborn. But these garments are made for the frailest of babies — those whose parents must clothe them for burial rather than home.

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Same-sex weddings; Catholic prosecutor and death penalty

Same-sex weddings; Catholic prosecutor and death penalty

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Please advise us as to how to be true to our beliefs while also keeping our family intact

I am trying to understand how a Catholic prosecutor can be allowed to argue repeatedly in favor of the death penalty

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Don’t let sin stop you from seeking Jesus

Don’t let sin stop you from seeking Jesus

| Deacon Brandon Theisen | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

I don’t like being judged for my sins. When I was younger, I would do two things to conceal my identity when I went to confession.

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Through education, Latinos could be key to pro-life movement’s success

Through education, Latinos could be key to pro-life movement’s success

| Susan Klemond | October 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

From disadvantaged immigrants to millennials, Latinos are in the abortion industry’s crosshairs. And while the largest U.S. minority group’s involvement in the pro-life movement is critical, many lack information to counter pro-abortion arguments, said Astrid Bennett Gutierrez, executive director of the Los Angeles-based VIDA Initiative, which trains leaders to work in local communities to end abortion.

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New boarding program welcomes world to Totino-Grace High School

New boarding program welcomes world to Totino-Grace High School

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fridley school converts retreat center to dormitory

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Cardinal-designate Tobin notes fears around immigration, refugees

Cardinal-designate Tobin notes fears around immigration, refugees

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Addressing a packed crowd at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Oct. 24, Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin dispelled misunderstandings about immigration and welcoming refugees.

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Sorrow and joy: Marking the Reformation with honesty about the past

Sorrow and joy: Marking the Reformation with honesty about the past

| Cindy Wooden | October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Catholics and Lutherans prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, Pope Francis said they should feel “pain for the division that still exists among us, but also joy for the brotherhood we have already rediscovered.”

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Last Chance Mass drawing max capacity crowd

Last Chance Mass drawing max capacity crowd

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every Sunday night during the school year, St. John Vianney College Seminary gets packed to the gills.

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