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Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

| Carol Zimmermann | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moved into the March 23 testimony phase with those for and against his nomination taking the floor, the Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination.

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Appointments – March 23, 2017

Appointments – March 23, 2017

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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It’s time to fix the real immigration problem

It’s time to fix the real immigration problem

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 23, 2017

I recently visited the home of local Catholics, Jose and Isabel. Nearly 20 years ago, the couple left Mexico and came to the United States because there was no future for them in their hometown. They would have sought regular work visas to come to the U.S. legally if that possibility had been offered to them. Coming illegally was risky, but a real life was worth it. They both found good jobs and have been working more than full-time and paying taxes since they arrived. They got married in their Catholic parish, and they have three children who are U.S. citizens. Both are actively involved in ministries in their parish and sacrifice to pay what they can so that their children can attend Catholic school. They both speak English, and neither has a criminal record.

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Es hora de componer el problema migratorio real

Es hora de componer el problema migratorio real

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 23, 2017

Recientemente visité la casa de los Católicos de la localidad, José e Isabel, desde hace casi 20 años esta pareja llegó de México a los Estados Unidos porque no había un futuro para ellos en su pueblo. Ellos con gusto hubieran solicitado visas de trabajo regulares para venir a los Estados Unidos legalmente, si hubieran tenido acceso a ellas y se les hubieran concedido esta posibilidad. Venir ilegalmente fue arriesgado, pero por una vida verdadera valía la pena el riesgo; ambos encontraron buenos trabajos y han estado trabajando más de la jornada completa y han estado pagando impuestos desde que llegaron. Se casaron en su iglesia Católica y sus tres hijos son ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos. Ambos participan activamente en los ministerios parroquiales y se sacrifican para pagar lo que pueden para que sus hijos puedan asistir a la escuela Católica. Ambos hablan Inglés y ninguno de ellos tiene antecedente penal.

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Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

| Katie Breidenbach | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks up each one and covers the back in glue.

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Don’t procrastinate on faith, live today, pope says

Don’t procrastinate on faith, live today, pope says

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to renew their faithfulness to God every day and not procrastinate when it comes to their own personal conversion, Pope Francis said.

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2017 Senior Housing Guide

2017 Senior Housing Guide

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Looking for senior housing, memory care or other services? The Catholic Spirit brings a selection of them to you in this annual guide.

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Fighting the good fight

Fighting the good fight

| Vincenzo Randazzo | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Who do you think would win in a fight — me or Enzo?”

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Encouraging new growth in family farming

Encouraging new growth in family farming

| Shawn Peterson | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The decline of small, family farms and rural communities isn’t just a problem for small-town residents or American Gothic enthusiasts. It carries with it consequences for all Minnesotans that we should address.

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