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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

| Father Michael Van Sloun | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

With a pregnancy, the birth of a child and the celebration of the sacrament of baptism, a name must be chosen for the child. A name is a person’s title or identifier for life. This is a not a decision that should be taken lightly. The selection of the name is primarily the duty of the parents, and only secondarily the duty of the sponsor or the pastor.

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Long live Christ the King

Long live Christ the King

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mixed in with the politics of the Mexican revolution of some 10 years earlier, the decades of Church persecution were finally coming to a head.

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Entering the storm

Entering the storm

| Vincenzo Randazzo | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A friend told me about a family stuck in a blizzard late at night in an unfamiliar, remote area. They’d seen no one else on the road in hours. Their car, though safe and mechanically sound, ran out of gas. Their cell phones were dead, and even if they had power, reception was low.

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To ‘listen’ one another

To ‘listen’ one another

| Liz Kelly | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a quote I keep in my office from Douglas Steere, the Quaker, and I read it before every meeting I have, especially with spiritual directees. He writes, “To ‘listen’ another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.”

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St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

| Rachel Herbeck | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many, but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God and intent on relaying the truth to others, including Muslim sultans.

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Notre Dame allows third-party coverage of contraceptives in health plans

Notre Dame allows third-party coverage of contraceptives in health plans

| Ann Carey | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Questions and confusion continue to swirl around the University of Notre Dame’s decision to allow the third-party administrators of its health plans to go on providing morally objectionable services to university employees, even though Notre Dame no longer is required by the government to do so.

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Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

| November 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

When Father Spencer Howe came on board in July as parochial administrator of Holy Cross in northeast Minneapolis, it didn’t take him long to learn about the “giant” who preceded him, Father Earl Simonson.

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Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament returns

Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament returns

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back by growing demand, local Catholic high school girls basketball teams will commence their seasons at the second annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 24-25.

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University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Future business students at the University of St. Thomas will benefit from a $50 million gift to the school from the GHR Foundation, which was announced Nov. 16 at a gathering that featured remarks by a student and by President Julie Sullivan.

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