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The blessed poor

The blessed poor

| Liz Kelly | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jeremiah is homeless. He is a slight man and slanted to the right. Some days he has a pronounced limp — arthritis in the knee. He’s lost most of his teeth. I first met Jeremiah some time ago on my way into work at my highway exit where he stands and holds a cardboard sign at the stoplight: “Homeless, hungry.” One day I rolled down my window, asked his name and offered him a few dollars that he accepted with a two-tooth grin. He asked my name and we shook hands. He thanked me and blessed me and the light turned green.

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The crisis of men without work

The crisis of men without work

| Jonathan Liedl | July 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

There is a growing deficit of men in the workforce.

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Appointments – July 26, 2017

Appointments – July 26, 2017

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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Nothing less than Catholic

Nothing less than Catholic

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 27, 2017

One of my goals this summer has been to work on my Spanish. Given our growing Latino population in the archdiocese, I know that I need to do a better job of communicating in Spanish. Unable to find the time to go away for a few weeks, I’ve been looking online for tutoring programs in the Twin Cities. After doing some online research, I called one of the best-known language schools, and I was somewhat surprised to learn that there was a shortage of available teachers for the dates I needed. I asked, “With all the Spanish speakers in our area, are you telling me that you can’t find a tutor?”

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Nada menos que Católico

Nada menos que Católico

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 27, 2017

Uno de mis objetivos este verano ha sido trabajar en mi español. Dada nuestra creciente población latina en la archidiócesis, sé que necesito hacer un mejor trabajo de comunicación en español. Incapaz de encontrar el tiempo para irse por unas semanas, he estado buscando en línea para los programas de tutoría en las ciudades gemelas. Después de hacer algunas investigaciones en línea, llamé a una de las escuelas de idiomas más conocidas, y me sorprendió un poco saber que había una escasez de maestros disponibles para las fechas que necesitaba. Le pregunté: “Con todos los hispanohablantes de nuestra zona, ¿me estás diciendo que no puedes encontrar un tutor?”

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BSM graduates bound for military academies, service

BSM graduates bound for military academies, service

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Among Benilde-St. Margaret’s School’s graduating class of 219 students this year, four are bound for the U.S. Naval Academy, with others heading to West Point, winning national Naval ROTC scholarships or otherwise preparing to don uniforms in service of their country.

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Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

In January 1988, Elizabeth Moldenhauer prayed while on retreat at a Houston, Minnesota, Carmelite hermitage that God would heal her own brokenness, as well as the division between the Lutheran and Catholic churches. Moldenhauer, then a Lutheran living in Minneapolis, had made retreats before during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, but this time she felt the Lord calling her to become Catholic.

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Parental duties to their baptized children

Parental duties to their baptized children

| Father Michael Van Sloun | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

During the rite of baptism, after the parents request the sacrament of baptism for their child, the priest or deacon states, “You are accepting the responsibility of training your child in the practice of the faith.” Then, before the pouring of water, the instruction to the parents is repeated: “Make it your constant care to bring your child up in the practice of the faith.”

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Listening heart

Listening heart

| Deacon Jim Bauhs | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time that you had a conversation with God? Who initiated the conversation? God or you?

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