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Digital Edition – August 18, 2016

Digital Edition – August 18, 2016

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Latino leadership, Leading with Faith Award winners, Milwaukee violence, Scrutinizing surrogacy, Decision 2016

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Talking to kids about porn and human sexuality

Talking to kids about porn and human sexuality

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

A growing concern today involves the role of pornography as the next generation’s instructor in human sexuality. For Catholic parents, this raises the critical challenge of how best to approach these matters with their children, given that kids as young as 8 or 9 may already be acquiring information and viewpoints about human sexual behaviors from Internet pornography. I would like to present six practical suggestions for parents, culled from parental testimonies and insights, from other experts in the field, and from former users of pornography.

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Getting voting right

Getting voting right

| Jonathan Liedl | August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The level of distaste for both major parties’ presidential candidates is at a historic high. In the midst of this discontent, the traces of two distorted approaches to voting have become clear.

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Prayer: Regular stops on a long journey

Prayer: Regular stops on a long journey

| Jeff Cavins | August 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

When people are asked how their prayer life is, most will say, “It could be better.” This awareness of our need to spend more time with God is also experienced in our relationships with our spouses and children. While it is true that we need to spend more time with God and our families, we often miss the most important point: the quality of time spent.

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With St. Bernard, finding the humanity in the holy

With St. Bernard, finding the humanity in the holy

| Alyssa Bormes | August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sometimes saints can seem “dusty” and not able to relate to us today. Among them is St. Bernard of Clairvaux — a mystic, preacher, contemplative and doctor of the Church.

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Priests and family counseling; Catholics and tithing

Priests and family counseling; Catholics and tithing

| Father Kenneth Doyle | August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

– Where does the Church stand on parish priests counseling their parishioners?
– Can you explain the Church’s teaching on tithing?

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True love involves some suffering

True love involves some suffering

| Deacon Matthew Quail | August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

I once had a priest tell me, “If you want good friends, you first have to be a good friend.” Since I heard this, I have tried to be a good friend when my friends call on me. That has included staying up late with friends who are going through a difficult time, dropping everything I’m doing to pick up someone who went walking and then got caught in the rain, and being vulnerable and asking for forgiveness when I have done something to offend a friend.

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Buying babies – Special series on surrogacy

Buying babies – Special series on surrogacy

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Special series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota State Legislature commission is studying as it prepares to make public policy recommendations on the practice.

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Surrogacy touches abortion, children’s rights

Surrogacy touches abortion, children’s rights

| Bridget Ryder | August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Feminists, children of surrogate mothers and biomedical ethicists united to send a clear message to a Minnesota State Legislature commission studying surrogacy: The practice turns people into products.

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Schools plan for new buildings, expanded preschool

Schools plan for new buildings, expanded preschool

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share what’s new for the 2016-17 academic year. The following is a selection of their responses.

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Venezuela native prepares to lead diverse Minneapolis school

Venezuela native prepares to lead diverse Minneapolis school

| Sam Patet | August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Edgar Alfonzo leaves law for education, finds he has a heart for students

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