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Pope: Greed, throwaway culture fuel ‘hidden euthanasia’ of elderly

Pope: Greed, throwaway culture fuel ‘hidden euthanasia’ of elderly

| Carol Glatz | September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis warned against the abandonment and neglect of the elderly, calling it a “hidden euthanasia” rooted in today’s “poisonous” culture of disposal and an economic system of greed.

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Daily Scriptures: September 28 – October 12

Daily Scriptures: September 28 – October 12

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Sept. 28 Twenty-sixth Sunday in ordinary time
Ezekiel 18:25-28
Philippians 2:1-11
Matthew 21:28-32

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In homily, pope compares vain Christians to soap bubbles, peacocks

In homily, pope compares vain Christians to soap bubbles, peacocks

| Carol Glatz | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

As fleeting as soap bubbles, showy as peacocks and shallow as an over-primped star, conceited Christians are building their lives on lies and their faith on shifting sands, Pope Francis said.

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To walk the walk

To walk the walk

| Deacon Alvaro Perez Silva | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

God sets a path for us, and we are free to follow it or not. God gave us free will because we need it to be able to truly love his will and follow it in a genuine way — not because we are obliged to follow it.

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‘St. George and the Dragon’: a tale for all ages

‘St. George and the Dragon’: a tale for all ages

| David Paul Deavel | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michael Lotti’s new novel, “St. George and the Dragon,” really is about how Marcellus becomes St. George. It’s that transformation and conversion in a culture that thinks Christian faith weird and perhaps dangerous that matters for all of us.

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Appointments – September 24, 2014

Appointments – September 24, 2014

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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Health Care

Health Care

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has spoken in favor of health care access for nearly 100 years, first becoming active on the issue as far back as 1919. The social doctrine of the Church considers health care a basic human right, one that is necessary for the proper development of life and important for full human dignity.

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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In addressing the criminal justice system, the Church has called for an approach that promotes redemption, restoration, and rehabilitation rather than simply a mechanism of punishment.8 Offenders should be held accountable for their crimes, but also given the opportunity to grow, take responsibility, and demonstrate remorse for what they have done. Greater support needs to be given to programs that prevent crime, engage at-risk youth, and treat substance abuse.

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