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Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilees

Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilees

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is honored to highlight the members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are celebrating milestone jubilees this year and who are serving or who have served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Love of God, love of neighbor

Love of God, love of neighbor

| Father Nels Gjengdahl | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you could meet God face-to-face and were given the opportunity to ask him just one question, what would you ask him? Think very carefully.

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From readers – July 11, 2019

From readers – July 11, 2019

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

State’s abortion protections

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Graciousness in division rooted in gratitude to God

Graciousness in division rooted in gratitude to God

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

In our first reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (2 Cor 8:1-9), Paul extolled the quality of being gracious. For him, being gracious is not just being kind, generous and community minded. It is the gratitude of the heart in response to the abundant grace of God in Jesus Christ. It is giving our entire lives to God. It is imitating Christ, who emptied himself that we may be filled with the treasures of heaven.

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Gracia en la division, arraigada en la gratitud a Dios

Gracia en la division, arraigada en la gratitud a Dios

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

En nuestra primera lectura de la segunda carta de San Pablo a los Corintios (2 Co 8,1-9), Pablo ensalzó la cualidad de ser amable. Para él, ser amable no es sólo ser amable, generoso y con mentalidad comunitaria. Es la gratitud del corazón en respuesta a la gracia abundante de Dios en Jesucristo. Es dar toda nuestra vida a Dios. Es imitar a Cristo, que se vació para que seamos llenos de los tesoros del cielo.

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U.S. bishop among nearly 200 faith leaders speaking against war in Iran

U.S. bishop among nearly 200 faith leaders speaking against war in Iran

| Dennis Sadowski | July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two Catholic bishops are among nearly 200 faith leaders calling on President Donald Trump’s administration to pursue diplomacy to resolve conflicts with Iran.

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Sistine Chapel Choir director steps down

Sistine Chapel Choir director steps down

| Cindy Wooden | July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Massimo Palombella, a Salesian priest who has directed the Sistine Chapel Choir since 2010, has stepped down, the Vatican announced.

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Forensic study of remains may shed light on young woman’s disappearance

Forensic study of remains may shed light on young woman’s disappearance

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The complex process of examining bones and extracting DNA will be crucial in determining whether the remains in a small Vatican cemetery belong to Emanuela Orlandi, a young woman who disappeared in 1983, a Vatican-appointed forensic anthropologist said.

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Makers of ‘Unplanned’ say social media shutdown among hurdles film faced

Makers of ‘Unplanned’ say social media shutdown among hurdles film faced

| Elizabeth Bachmann | July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The directors of “Unplanned,” the life-affirming, true story of a Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life activist, described a White House summit on social media as a needed opportunity for conservatives to discuss how Facebook, Twitter and Google and other outlets are shutting out their voices.

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