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When the world becomes too much

When the world becomes too much

| Jeff Hedglen | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

I will be showing my age and possibly run the risk of losing many Generation X and millennial readers when I use this example, but sometimes when I feel at the end of my rope, or look around at the state of the world or even look at how my day-to-day life can seem out of control, I often think of a 1970s television show called “Hee Haw.”

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The price of fraternity

The price of fraternity

| Vincenzo Randazzo | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A dentist, an IT buff and a radiation therapist walk into a bar. They each pay $2 for two beers and they make a toast to Our Lady.

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The rosary and the renewal of politics

The rosary and the renewal of politics

| Jason Adkins | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Exactly one 100 years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children outside of Fatima, Portugal, sharing with them some extraordinary messages and prophecies. But Our Lady of Fatima’s most urgent plea was for repentance — on behalf of ourselves, sinners and entire nations — as well as for people to pray the rosary. In the end, she promised, her Immaculate Heart would triumph.

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Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Addressing the fear of immigrants, dissatisfaction with a “fluid economy” and the impatience and vitriol seen in politics and society, Pope Francis told Rome university students to practice a kind of “intellectual charity” that promotes dialogue and sees value in diversity.

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Archbishop survives being ‘grilled’ at Theology on Tap

Archbishop survives being ‘grilled’ at Theology on Tap

| Bridget Ryder | February 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Questions ran the gamut from Vikings fandom to young adult ministry to suffering, and Archbishop Bernard Hebda fielded them all Feb. 8 at a Theology on Tap event in St. Paul.

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Catholic-friendly comedian Gaffigan to take main stage at the Minnesota State Fair

Catholic-friendly comedian Gaffigan to take main stage at the Minnesota State Fair

| February 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gaffigan, a Catholic who occasionally uses his faith tastefully in his comedy routines, will perform at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 8 p.m. Aug. 26. He is known for his clean-style comedy, TV show and books, with a focus on fatherhood, marriage and food — especially Hot Pockets. He performed for Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015.

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Incarnation, Minneapolis parishioners observe ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Incarnation, Minneapolis parishioners observe ‘Day Without Immigrants’

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alvarez closed her business for the day in solidarity with many immigrants around the U.S. who chose not to go work or s chool to demonstrate how much immigrants contribute to the country. The protest was organized in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigrants that banned travel from seven countries and initiated building a wall for the U.S. and Mexico border.

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USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom and said they would be grateful if he would move forward with the pledge that his administration would “do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty.”

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NCEA leader says school choice support can help Catholic parents

NCEA leader says school choice support can help Catholic parents

| Valerie Schmalz | February 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Trump administration’s apparent endorsement of parental school choice could present a “huge opportunity” for Catholic school parents, the president of the National Catholic Educational Association told a group of Catholic high school teachers in San Francisco.

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