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The difference between growing up and growing old

The difference between growing up and growing old

| Erick Rommel | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

There was a person with a young child who declared that she couldn’t find her keys. The 4-year-old, precocious as only a child can be, said, “I’ll find them for you for $5.”

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A push for funding: care centers doing more with less

A push for funding: care centers doing more with less

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic nursing homes cite staff shortages, aging baby boomers as imminent challenges

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Jesus’ flock: not mindless sheep but beloved children

Jesus’ flock: not mindless sheep but beloved children

| Sharon Perkins | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve heard people voice some common misconceptions about small-business owners: They don’t have to work hard because they have employees to do the work for them, they can take time off whenever they want, they can work fewer hours than their hirelings, and they can command a larger salary with impunity.

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Commemorating the Voting Rights Act

Commemorating the Voting Rights Act

| Jason Adkins | April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Voting Rights Act, which is one of the most important and effective pieces of civil rights legislation enacted in this country’s history, more work needs to be done to ensure that racism and other inequities do not inhibit anyone from fully participating in community life.

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Why was new Little Canada clinic hidden in the closet?

Why was new Little Canada clinic hidden in the closet?

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of my wife’s favorite stories about growing up as one of the big sisters in her family has to do with the innocence of her younger sisters — and their guilt.

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New director aims to spread understanding of deacons’ role

New director aims to spread understanding of deacons’ role

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deacon John Belian said he should be better able to prioritize his work as the new director of the diaconate in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis after four listening sessions with deacons this spring.

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Anoka deacon: Despite barriers, God called

Anoka deacon: Despite barriers, God called

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deacon Ramon Garcia’s father died when he was young. At age 17, he started working to support his family in Mexico.

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Archbishop urges passage of voter restoration bill for felons

Archbishop urges passage of voter restoration bill for felons

| April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an April 22 letter to legislators, he said doing so would help offenders renew their lives, reduce recidivism, conserve public resources and “help foster the political participation of minority communities disproportionately affected by the current criminal justice system.”

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God made us  for love and joy

God made us for love and joy

| Jean Stolpestad for The Catholic Spirit | April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the dawn of time, people have desired to find meaning and purpose for their lives. In our age of competing and conflicting philosophies, Catholics unabashedly proclaim a deep confidence in knowing the way, the truth and the life. We fully believe that we are created out of love, for love. We are made for joy.

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