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Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

| Francis X. Rocca | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice.

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News travels fast; let’s make it good news

News travels fast; let’s make it good news

| Deacon Billy Dodge | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a cue from those Christians heroically living their faith today and from the Thessalonian Christians of Paul’s time: In their immediate surroundings, they live the great commandment: love God with your whole heart, mind, and soul, and your neighbor as yourself.

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Widowhood and the curveballs in life

Widowhood and the curveballs in life

| Bill Dodds | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I think if God played Major League Baseball, he’d be a pitcher. He’d pitch mostly fastballs, and then, just to mix things up, an occasional curveball — a big curveball.

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Local hospice offers no-cost care regardless of illness

Local hospice offers no-cost care regardless of illness

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Paula Winsor flew to New York and saw how much pain her sister Connie was in with terminal colon cancer, she knew that bringing her back to Minnesota to be with family toward the end was the right thing to do.

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Appointments: October 23, 2014

Appointments: October 23, 2014

| October 23, 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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You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

You can’t drive a parked car: Attend vocation events to help discern

| Father Troy Przybilla | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone who is discerning the priesthood or religious life should attend events where they are able to talk to seminarians, priests and religious who are living the way of life that they are discerning. A number of discernment events are coming up in the next couple of months.

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Why did I choose SJV? Big brother was my guide

Why did I choose SJV? Big brother was my guide

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three men at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul have older brothers who have gone through seminary. Here, they describe the influence of their older brothers on the journey that led them to SJV.

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10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’re nervous to begin with because you don’t often speak in public and it’s an emotional time because you’ve lost a friend or loved one, yet you’ve been asked to say a few words at a funeral.

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