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‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

How can racism be overcome? A black educator shares ideas that are part of the formation of young people at an inner-city Catholic elementary school and appropriate for all ages.

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Getting to know Jesus: A personal relationship?

Getting to know Jesus: A personal relationship?

| Jeff Cavins | February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is there a such thing as a personal relationship with Christ? The answer is yes! When it comes to encountering Christ and continuing to mature in Christ, there are two aspects that are important: both a personal relationship as well as a corporate relationship. Both aspects of knowing Christ are necessary and should be embraced, fostered and celebrated.

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Finding mercy in friendship since 1988

Finding mercy in friendship since 1988

| Alyssa Bormes | February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are very few things that I have consistently done since 1988. Some of this is a mercy. Blue eye shadow is no longer among my cosmetics; shoulder pads are absent from my closet. However, since January 1988, two great friends have been in place, and we have a wonderful story.

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To give — and receive — radical forgiveness

To give — and receive — radical forgiveness

| Elizabeth Kelly | February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Lent is an invitation to contemplate the suffering Christ, then it is also a time to contemplate the forgiving Christ, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” And in this Year of Mercy, it would do us well to remember that on the list of spiritual works of mercy, “to forgive offenses willingly,” is No. 5.

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Death penalty limbo: Supreme Court, states give laws another look

Death penalty limbo: Supreme Court, states give laws another look

| Carol Zimmermann | February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The death penalty in the United States is repeatedly getting hit by the pause button — which doesn’t mean it is going away anytime soon, but at the very least it is getting a second look by state legislatures, courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Pope sends condolences after earthquake in Taiwan

Pope sends condolences after earthquake in Taiwan

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The Holy Father was saddened to learn of the suffering caused by the deadly earthquake which struck Tainan, leaving many people dead or seriously injured,” read a message sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, on behalf of the pope.

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Deacon Charles Bernard known for humility, woodworking

Deacon Charles Bernard known for humility, woodworking

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The handiwork of Deacon Charles Bernard will be prominently displayed at his funeral Mass 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Risen Savior in Burnsville.

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Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

| February 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

Basilica of St. Mary parishioner and movie producer and director Bill Pohlad will participate in the annual Mental Health Film Festival at the Basilica, 6 p.m. Feb. 11. He will show “Love and Mercy,” the 2014 film he directed about the life of Brian Wilson, lead singer of the Beach Boys.

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Kids’ questions become book by Pope Francis

Kids’ questions become book by Pope Francis

| Cindy Wooden | February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Children may say the darnedest things, but when it comes to questions about faith, they can make even the most learned parents and priests pause.

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