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2016 Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

2016 Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Report shows God continues to provide, even in hard times
Financial officer report
Condensed statements

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Digital Edition – November 24, 2016

Digital Edition – November 24, 2016

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Holy Doors close, Bankruptcy plan revised, Archdiocesan financial report, Advent begins, Record-breaking rower speaks at Catholic school, Senior Services Guide

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With Church’s new year, open lives to grace

With Church’s new year, open lives to grace

| Father Donald DeGrood | November 23, 2016

Each year in the United States, we celebrate the beginning of a new calendar year on Jan. 1 with festivities of all sorts, hoping for a great new year. In our Catholic faith, we celebrate the beginning of a new liturgical year on the first Sunday of Advent, also hoping for a great new year for spiritual reasons.

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El comienzo del año de la gracia en el 2017

El comienzo del año de la gracia en el 2017

| Father Donald DeGrood | November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cada año en los Estados Unidos celebramos el comienzo de un nuevo calendario el 1 de enero con festividades de todo tipo, con la esperanza de un gran año nuevo. En nuestra fe católica, celebramos el comienzo de un nuevo año litúrgico en el primer domingo de Adviento, esperando también un gran año nuevo por razones espirituales.

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From our readers – November 24, 2016

From our readers – November 24, 2016

| November 22, 2016 | 5 Comments

– A Christian agenda
– Rethinking women priests

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John the Baptist and original sin; morality in warfare

John the Baptist and original sin; morality in warfare

| Father Kenneth Doyle | November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Was John the Baptist was born without original sin?
Do soldiers forfeit Heaven?

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Watch and prepare, but don’t stop living

Watch and prepare, but don’t stop living

| Deacon Ben Wittnebel | November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Advent is a season of preparation for Christ’s threefold coming: in history (at Christmas), into our hearts (through repentance, conversion, saving faith and the sacraments) and at the end of time (his second coming).

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2016 Senior Services Guide

2016 Senior Services Guide

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

2016 Senior Services Guide

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In election, UST junior stood up for values against tough odds

In election, UST junior stood up for values against tough odds

| Bridget Ryder | November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

He lost by a landslide, but Riley Horan wouldn’t change a thing about his campaign for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature. For Horan, engaging intensely and personally in politics was a way of standing up for the values his Catholic faith has given him, especially against staggering odds. Plus, at age 21, Horan still has a lot of time to make a comeback. With a win, he would have been the second youngest legislator in Minnesota’s history.

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During Advent, reclaim what is properly yours: recollection

During Advent, reclaim what is properly yours: recollection

| Liz Kelly | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of my habits in recent years has been to prepare for Christmas proper well in advance. I shop for presents throughout the year, order my Christmas cards in October, and I refuse to buy any new Christmas ornaments during Advent — what I have is what I have. Once Advent hits, I’m finished. If the present has not been purchased, it doesn’t get purchased. If the Christmas tree lights don’t work, I go without them. I need my Advent to be Advent. I need this time for recollection and prayer, and as I get older, I protect it more fiercely.

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Love makes action easier

Love makes action easier

| Father Tom Margevicius | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

In elections, we don’t vote only when we think “our candidate” will win; it’s our obligation.

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A healing balm for a wounded nation

A healing balm for a wounded nation

| Jason Adkins | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Much can and has been said about the most recent election, and much more will be said for years to come. What is undoubtedly true is that the election cycle exacerbated two powerful dynamics in American public life: the constant thirst for change as a reaction to a political system that does not seem to work for average Americans, and deepening vitriolic divisions between people.

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