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A new year and a new chapter

A new year and a new chapter

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | January 12, 2017

Thirty-six years ago, I walked up the steps to the chancery offices at 226 Summit Ave. for the first time. It was to begin my first step toward priesthood. I was met by a kind and holy priest who prayed with me and directed me to 2260 Summit Ave., all the way at the other end of this Victorian-lined street, to the Vocations Office at the St. Paul Seminary.

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Un Nuevo Año y un nuevo capítulo

Un Nuevo Año y un nuevo capítulo

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | January 12, 2017

Hace treinta y seis años, subí por primera vez los escalones a las oficinas de la cancillería de N° 226 de la avenida Summit. Fue mi primer paso hacia el sacerdocio. Me recibió un sacerdote bondadoso y santo que oró conmigo y me dirigió al N° 2260 de la avenida Summit, que queda en el otro extremo de esta calle de estilo victoriano, a la Oficina de Vocaciones del Seminario de St. Paul.

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Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers.

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From our readers: January 12, 2017

From our readers: January 12, 2017

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

– Open to open borders
– Burying the dead
– Life in one’s own hands

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The priest as an image of Christ

The priest as an image of Christ

| Father Nick VanDenBroeke | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is great hope in the future of the priesthood! Last year, there were 548 men ordained priests in the U.S. Eight of these men were ordained for our own archdiocese. This number has been growing since the year 2000, when only 442 men were ordained priests, but it is still down dramatically from the year 1965, when 994 men were ordained priests.

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The vocation of the public servant

The vocation of the public servant

| Jason Adkins | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 90th session of the Minnesota Legislature began Jan. 3. Dozens of first-term lawmakers are included among its 201 members.

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How should we think about our past?

How should we think about our past?

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. How much weight should I give to my past? I’ve been told that I need to forget the past and move forward, but it seems like there ought to be something more to it.

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Accepting Christ’s gift of forgiveness

Accepting Christ’s gift of forgiveness

| Jean Denton | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

I went to the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time at age 33 and, as a convert to Catholicism, I was surprised by a palpable sense of relief and gratitude for God’s forgiveness.

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Church in Kerala state forms support group for transgender people

Church in Kerala state forms support group for transgender people

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The church in India’s Kerala state has formed a group of priests, nuns and laypeople to respond to the pastoral needs of transgender people, reported ucanews.com.

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