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Join us for the Leading With Faith luncheon!

Join us for the Leading With Faith luncheon!

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Join us to honor and celebrate our 2015 Leading With Faith winners. Archbishop Bernard Hebda will present the awards.

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3 Reasons Why “Vikings” is the Most Religiously Interesting Show on TV

3 Reasons Why “Vikings” is the Most Religiously Interesting Show on TV

| Bishop Robert Barron | July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

At the prompting of some of my younger colleagues at Word on Fire, I spent time during a recent vacation getting caught up on the History Channel show Vikings. My friends had told me that Vikings, curiously, is the most religious show on television. They were right.

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Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

| Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Criminal charges dropped; Archdiocese continues collaboration with county attorney’s office, bolstering December agreement

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Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

| Clare Kolars | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

To serve and be served

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Called to Krakow

Called to Krakow

| Josephine von Dohlen | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local Catholics joining Pope Francis at World Youth Day

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God longs to give us his greatest gift

God longs to give us his greatest gift

| Deacon Bryce Evans | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We would sooner grow weary of receiving God’s gifts than he would grow weary of bestowing them upon us.”

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Debt, sustainability and solidarity

Debt, sustainability and solidarity

| Jason Adkins | July 21, 2016 | 2 Comments

As we commemorate the passing of one year since Pope Francis released his encyclical “Laudato Si’” (“On the Care for Our Common Home”), it is worth reminding ourselves how the pope’s representation of Catholic social doctrine through the lens of “integral ecology” can help us address some of the most challenging socio-political problems of our day, especially as we evaluate candidates in this election season.

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The Camino will provide

The Camino will provide

| Alyssa Bormes | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a saying that “the Camino will provide.” Having completed our second week on the Way of St. James in Spain, my stepsister, Brenda, and I have found this to be true.

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Men, think you don’t need help? Jesus showed otherwise on Calvary

Men, think you don’t need help? Jesus showed otherwise on Calvary

| Jeff Reither | July 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

In January, I was on a men’s retreat in the Boundary Waters and had to leave early for a family emergency. My 6-year-old son Isaiah, who had a congenital heart defect and other serious health issues, was admitted to the hospital for his 50th — and last — time. He died the following Friday while holding my hand.

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Whatever priest’s posture, eucharistic prayer about God

Whatever priest’s posture, eucharistic prayer about God

| Father John Paul Erickson | July 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago at a liturgical conference in England, the cardinal prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Robert Sarah, created quite a stir by enthusiastically and publicly advocating for the widespread use of “ad orientem” within the Catholic Mass beginning this coming Advent.

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Digital Edition – July 21, 2016

Digital Edition – July 21, 2016

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Philando Castile funeral at Cathedral, Pray for Nice, Caring for the sick, Mission trip, World Youth Day, Travel and Pilgrimages, Father Tegeder Dies, Natural family planning

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In our diversity, we must work together to heal division

In our diversity, we must work together to heal division

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 21, 2016

Out on the East Coast for a family wedding, I found everyone asking about Frogtown and the incredibly rich cultural diversity of the Twin Cities. I had been speaking about this for a year but no one seemed to take note until the New York Times ran an article in last the July 10 edition’s travel section on St. Paul — go figure!

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