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Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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The mystery of male-female complementarity

The mystery of male-female complementarity

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

James Parker came out at age 17 and later entered into a relationship with another man. He worked as a gay activist for a while, but his personal experiences of intimacy and human sexuality eventually led him to grasp that “same-sex marriage just doesn’t exist; even if you want to say that it does.” He concluded that trying to persuade those with homosexual inclinations that they can have marriage like heterosexual couples is basically to “hoodwink” them: “Deep down, there is no mystery between two men, ultimately.“

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Surrogacy and the throwaway culture

Surrogacy and the throwaway culture

| Kathryn Mollen | February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has waged a war on the “throwaway culture,” in which anything can be commodified and given a dollar value, and where life itself can be, in his words, “considered a consumer good to be used and then discarded.”

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Appointments: February 4, 2016

Appointments: February 4, 2016

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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Make confession, works of mercy heart of Lent this year

Make confession, works of mercy heart of Lent this year

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 4, 2016

While it is good to give something up for Lent, and daily fasting is certainly a part of a good Lenten discipline, I encourage you and your family to go to confession and do some regular corporal and spiritual acts of mercy.

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El corazón de la Cuaresma en este año, confesarse y hacer obras de misericordia

El corazón de la Cuaresma en este año, confesarse y hacer obras de misericordia

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 4, 2016

“No perdamos este tiempo de Cuaresma favorable para la conversión.” ¡El Papa Francisco declaró en su mensaje de cuaresma!

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Pope: Live your faith during Lent, perform works of mercy

Pope: Live your faith during Lent, perform works of mercy

| Cindy Wooden | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time of conversion and a time to deepen one’s faith, demonstrating and sharing it through the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, Pope Francis said.

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Contemplating the last words of Jesus on the cross

Contemplating the last words of Jesus on the cross

| Elizabeth Kelly | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

I don’t know if this story is true but it seems plausible, so I’ll repeat it here. The famous and mightily beloved singer/songwriter James Taylor was giving a concert when someone in the audience yelled out, “I love you, James!” Things fell very quiet for a moment and Taylor looked up from his guitar and said very simply, “Oh yeah? What makes me sad?”

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