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“Exceptions” and the Undermining of the Moral Law

“Exceptions” and the Undermining of the Moral Law

| Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Whenever we make small exceptions to universal moral rules, we shouldn’t be surprised that the rules themselves can be quickly undermined. Establishing an “exception” in one case makes people think they’re due an exemption for their case as well. Certain norms of moral behavior, however, do not admit of any exceptions, and we risk undermining morality altogether if we don’t recognize them. Moral norms governing the protection of human life are one such example.

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The Welcome Outreach of Perinatal Hospice

The Welcome Outreach of Perinatal Hospice

| Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

During the course of pregnancy, receiving an adverse prenatal diagnosis can be a tremendously jolting experience for parents. In severe cases, physicians may tell them that their unborn child has a condition that is “incompatible with life.”

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Sexual Orientation: Hope for Restoration and Healing with SOCE

Sexual Orientation: Hope for Restoration and Healing with SOCE

| Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) rely on professional therapy and counseling, often in a religious context, to assist those struggling with unwanted homosexual inclinations who would like to diminish their same-sex attractions and grow in their ability to abstain from same-sex behaviors.

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With political unrest as backdrop, Venezuelan mission parish keeps focus

With political unrest as backdrop, Venezuelan mission parish keeps focus

| Jonathon Liedl | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Throughout his 20-plus years in Venezuela, Father Greg Schaffer has made a concerted effort to keep his distance from the country’s often volatile political scene. He’s avoided marches and rallies, steers clear of partisan debates on social media, and keeps his homilies focused on personal rather than political issues.

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Legislature considers counseling ban that could affect faith-based therapy

Legislature considers counseling ban that could affect faith-based therapy

| Susan Klemond | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference opposes the bill, in part because it could impact settings far beyond professional counseling, said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director.

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Digital Edition – February 7, 2019

Digital Edition – February 7, 2019

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Homelessness – Higher Ground, Deaf ministry, Consecrated life commission, Chancellor for Canonical Affairs gains national recognition, Children’s book – So Many Ways to be holy, Paying for college

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God’s call prompts mission and action

God’s call prompts mission and action

| Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the person in biblical times, there was an intuitive dread about suddenly encountering the living God.

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An army of solidarity in El Paso

An army of solidarity in El Paso

| Lynda McDonnell | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jan.16 was my last day in El Paso. With a noon flight, I didn’t sign up for a shift at Casa Nazareth, the refuge for immigrant families where I’d volunteered the previous eight days. I stayed away from the kitchen, where I had spent a lot of time helping prepare meals for an ever-changing population of guests.

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Wanting what Jesus is doing

Wanting what Jesus is doing

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I want some of that — what Jesus is doing.”

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When a marriage is hurting

When a marriage is hurting

| Kate Soucheray | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the celebration of Valentine’s Day this month, most people do not think about marriages that are struggling or hurting, due to infidelity, miscommunication or past hurts.

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Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

| Christina Capecchi | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake and watching the sun cast pink into the clouds. I was thinking about what lie dormant and all the possibility below, waiting to thaw.

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Appointments – February 6, 2019

Appointments – February 6, 2019

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

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