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Pope’s Via Crucis meditations will look at crosses humanity bears today

Pope’s Via Crucis meditations will look at crosses humanity bears today

| Carol Glatz | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

By reflecting on the Passion of Christ, the author of the Way of the Cross meditations for Pope Francis’ Good Friday service said he will focus on the suffering unfolding in the world today and how “the martyrs of the 21st century are undoubtedly the apostles of today.”

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Unpacking the Easter Vigil

Unpacking the Easter Vigil

| Daniel Muhall | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

A primer on the longest liturgy of the year

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‘Easter Mysteries’ to have one-night showing at several Twin Cities cinemas

‘Easter Mysteries’ to have one-night showing at several Twin Cities cinemas

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

During Holy Week, a new musical theater depiction of the Easter story will hit the big screen at six Twin Cities movie theaters for a special one-night showing March 22.

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Kids’ unsupervised online use likened to sending them to adult bookstore

Kids’ unsupervised online use likened to sending them to adult bookstore

| Tom Tracy | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Parents who don’t supervise their children’s online activity and mobile device usage might as well be dropping off their kids at an adult bookstore filled with dangerous strangers.

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‘Spotlight’ is not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says

‘Spotlight’ is not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says

| Carol Glatz | February 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Vatican newspaper said the Oscar-winning film, “Spotlight,” is not anti-Catholic.

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Being human: Pope Francis delights many, frustrates some

Being human: Pope Francis delights many, frustrates some

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

The pope is human. Pope Francis demonstrated that in Mexico, as he does wherever he goes, and most people find it attractive most of the time. In Pope Francis, Catholics can see a real person trying to live his faith in a complicated world.

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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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Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

Build Christ’s community where it’s needed most

| Jean Denton | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel for Feb. 7, Jesus calls his first disciples to follow him and join his mission to bring all people to God’s way of life.

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‘Lone Ranger’ Christianity fades into the West

‘Lone Ranger’ Christianity fades into the West

| Joel Davidson | January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Remember the Sabbath? If you do, you’re part of a rapidly shrinking block of Americans.

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Serving the Aged Lovingly Today ministry helps young women grow in faith

Serving the Aged Lovingly Today ministry helps young women grow in faith

| Katie Scott | January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you flipped on the television around this time last year, you may have caught a glimpse of Stacey Jackson alongside religious sisters in an episode of “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns,” a Lifetime network reality series following five women as they discerned the religious life.

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Tackling the new year one heroic minute at a time

Tackling the new year one heroic minute at a time

| Christina Capecchi | January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Oprah Winfrey has joined Weight Watchers, which means she is not only a card-carrying, point-counting member of the weight-loss club, she is also part owner. That’s how you do it when you’re Oprah: You go big (“you get a car, you get a car, you get a car”) or you don’t bother.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

| John P. McCarthy | December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, the most popular series in film history resurfaces after a 10-year hiatus.

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