Archive for July, 2017

Parental duties to their baptized children

Parental duties to their baptized children

| Father Michael Van Sloun | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

During the rite of baptism, after the parents request the sacrament of baptism for their child, the priest or deacon states, “You are accepting the responsibility of training your child in the practice of the faith.” Then, before the pouring of water, the instruction to the parents is repeated: “Make it your constant care to bring your child up in the practice of the faith.”

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Listening heart

Listening heart

| Deacon Jim Bauhs | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time that you had a conversation with God? Who initiated the conversation? God or you?

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St. Paul musician composes notes of healing

St. Paul musician composes notes of healing

| July 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

The songs keep coming, and she now understands that performing them is a mission in her life, running alongside her role as wife and mother.

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Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recently asked young adults like Ellie Jensen to share with him what’s on their minds, so the 27-year-old is telling him that she thinks the Church should recast — though not change — its vision of marriage for young people. Many young adults don’t understand it or are afraid of it, she said, because of divorce, cohabitation and a culture that generally devalues marriage.

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From readers – July 27, 2017

From readers – July 27, 2017

| July 26, 2017 | 3 Comments

Don’t withhold sacraments
Health care silence
Disgusted by topics

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Living the Act of Contrition

Living the Act of Contrition

| Vincenzo Randazzo | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

A while back, I was hanging out with a friend and having a beer. I’ll call him Angelo for this story. I could tell something was troubling Angelo as I cracked open a pint and handed it to him as he sat down. He took a deep breath, and with sad conviction he said, “I screwed up. I royally screwed up.”

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Annual abortion data shows growth in Planned Parenthood’s share

Annual abortion data shows growth in Planned Parenthood’s share

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The annual report on abortions in Minnesota released June 30 by the Minnesota Department of Health shows 9,953 abortions were performed in 2016, the second lowest number since the state began recording the data in 1975.

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Religious order welcomes gas pipeline opponents to pray at new ‘chapel’

Religious order welcomes gas pipeline opponents to pray at new ‘chapel’

| Dennis Sadowski | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

As chapels go, the simple structure on property owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ congregation in Columbia, Pennsylvania, is not much.

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Pope’s visit to Cartagena to highlight inequality in Latin America

Pope’s visit to Cartagena to highlight inequality in Latin America

| Barbara J. Fraser | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis visits Colombia in September, he will take his message of mercy and reconciliation to Cartagena, a city that still bears scars of its painful history as a slave port. And he will walk the streets where another Jesuit, St. Peter Claver, put that message into practice four centuries ago.

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Theologians in Italy studying development of ‘Humanae Vitae’

Theologians in Italy studying development of ‘Humanae Vitae’

| Cindy Wooden | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Four theologians specializing in marriage and family life are studying Vatican archival material with a view of telling the whole story of how and why Blessed Paul VI wrote his encyclical “Humanae Vitae” on married love.

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Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

| Mickey Conlon | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The path to reconciliation between Canada and its First Nations’ people will ultimately be a long journey, but the road to healing a schism developed over 400 years needs to start somewhere.

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Dewane: Budget ‘moral document’; House bill puts poor in ‘real jeopardy’

Dewane: Budget ‘moral document’; House bill puts poor in ‘real jeopardy’

| Julie Asher | July 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

The U.S. House budget resolution “will place millions of poor and vulnerable people in real jeopardy” because it reduces deficits “through cuts for human needs” and by trying to slash taxes at the same time, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee.

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