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Matters of life and death: Pope to bring his message to southern Africa

Matters of life and death: Pope to bring his message to southern Africa

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rejecting violence, promoting interreligious harmony, caring for the environment and stamping out government corruption are expected to be high on the agenda Sept. 4-10 when Pope Francis visits Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius.

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One small step — or leap — of faith

One small step — or leap — of faith

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was the summer of 1968. In May of the same year, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. In June of the same year, presidential candidate Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. Meanwhile, the Vietnam War raged on. Throughout our nation, it was a summer of riots, protests and great unrest.

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Appointments – August 22, 2019

Appointments – August 22, 2019

| August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

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Un pequeño paso o salto de fe

Un pequeño paso o salto de fe

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Era el verano de 1968. En mayo del mismo año, el reverendo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fue asesinado. En junio del mismo año, el candidato presidencial senador Robert F. Kennedy fue asesinado. Mientras tanto, la guerra de Vietnam continuó. En toda nuestra nación, fue un verano de disturbios, protestas y grandes disturbios.

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Learning about relationships from the best of teachers

Learning about relationships from the best of teachers

| Deacon Gordon Bird | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Essential to any thriving business, team, organization or organism worth its salt is that they provide opportunities for continuous learning, development and growth. This also applies to the family.

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Can Catholics disagree on policy positions of bishops?

Can Catholics disagree on policy positions of bishops?

| Jason Adkins | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

This session, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota advocated in favor of a policy that would allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally in Minnesota. The bishops and Minnesota Catholic Conference staff have received plenty of feedback from Catholics throughout the state, in many instances expressing their disagreement with that policy proposal.

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Striving for heaven

Striving for heaven

| Father Tom Margevicius | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

I read somewhere (maybe Dale Ahlquist can find it) that GK Chesterton wrote, “Modern man has stopped longing for heaven and now takes it for granted that he will get there.”

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New rules could extend time migrant children, families spend in detention

New rules could extend time migrant children, families spend in detention

| Rhina Guidos | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Trump administration has moved to cast aside an agreement that previously limited the amount of time the government could detain migrant children.

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Reverence for the Eucharist

Reverence for the Eucharist

| Father Michael Van Sloun | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine for a moment a personal audience, not with the president, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a Nobel laureate or a highly acclaimed author — but with Jesus himself, the Son of God. What an awesome privilege. Nothing could be better. This privilege happens every time we are in the presence of the Eucharist or receive holy Communion. As we would hold a person of high stature in great esteem, all the more should we offer our utmost respect and reverence to Jesus in the Eucharist. There are ways to express that reverence:

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