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Trusting in God’s providence in all aspects of our lives

Trusting in God’s providence in all aspects of our lives

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shortly after I was named Bishop of Gaylord, a small diocese in Michigan where I served from 2009 to 2013, I was part of an ongoing discussion concerning the challenges faced by newly ordained priests. The evidence suggested that far too many young priests across the country were, at times, feeling overwhelmed by loneliness and isolation in their first assignments, even though they had been happy and vibrant seminarians just a few years before.

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Confiando en la providencia de Dios en todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas

Confiando en la providencia de Dios en todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Poco después de que me nombraron Obispo de Gaylord, una pequeña diócesis en Michigan donde serví de 2009 a 2013, formé parte de una discusión en curso sobre los desafíos que enfrentan los sacerdotes recién ordenados. La evidencia sugería que demasiados jóvenes sacerdotes en todo el país se sentían, a veces, abrumados por la soledad y el aislamiento en sus primeras asignaciones, a pesar de que habían sido seminaristas felices y vibrantes solo unos pocos años antes. Como un obispo recién acuñado tratando de aprender las cuerdas en una diócesis que era totalmente ajeno a mí, la experiencia de esos sacerdotes novatos resonó en mí.

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‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50

‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exploring the landmark 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae” ­— “Of Human Life” affirming the Church’s teaching on marriage and contraception.

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Embracing natural family planning

Embracing natural family planning

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Couples share their experience with natural family planning

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With Binz and Shannon, ‘Humanae Vitae’ shaped local Church legacy

With Binz and Shannon, ‘Humanae Vitae’ shaped local Church legacy

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The formation of — and fallout from — “Humanae Vitae” was an intimate affair for leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Among the three American bishops who served on the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission on Population, Family and Birth-rate — popularly known as the “birth control commission” — was Archbishop Leo Binz of St. Paul and Minneapolis, who maintained throughout the commission that every contraceptive act was wrong.

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Managing Your Fertility website aims to answer NFP questions

Managing Your Fertility website aims to answer NFP questions

| Bridget Ryder | July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ahead of Natural Family Awareness Week July 22-28 and the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s promulgation of “Humanae Vitae” July 25, The Catholic Spirit asked Bridget Busacker, a health educator and parishioner of St. Mark in St. Paul, about NFP and her website, Managing Your Fertility, which she describes as a “’one-stop shop’ for individuals and couples to learn about the basics of reproductive health and the variety of NFP methods available.”

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A test of character

A test of character

| Joe O'Sullivan | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was entrenched in my task when I realized that I was actually, sincerely entrenched: My back was badly hunched over, my neck had begun cramping, and my eyes had started buzzing back and forth. I couldn’t fit another sentence in my head. I was experiencing burnout, and the textbooks in front of me suddenly sent a pang of anxiety through my gut. It tasted like a moment of defeat.

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‘Gaudete et exultate’ teaches civic life as a labor of love

‘Gaudete et exultate’ teaches civic life as a labor of love

| Sarah Spangenberg | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Holiness in politics? Is that an oxymoron? Not for Catholics. In Pope Francis’ recent exhortation “Gaudete et Exultate,” he reminds us that the two are indeed connected.

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Making peace with ‘Sister’

Making peace with ‘Sister’

| Liz Kelly | July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

You know you’ve crossed some mystical threshold in aging or illness the moment that water aerobics begins to look, well … appealing. I confess, I crossed that threshold about a year ago.

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Digital Edition – July 12, 2018

Digital Edition – July 12, 2018

| July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Benedictine Sisters celebrate 70 years, Legacy of a rector, Parishes give 2.7 million for survivors, Priest returns from Venezuela, Kavanaugh nominate to SCOTUS, Religious jubilees, Is your parish ready for disaster?

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How do we live well in a world of change?

How do we live well in a world of change?

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. I’m someone who has a very hard time dealing with change. I like to make sure that the things I have and the relationships I’m in with friends and family are long-lasting, even permanent. It saddens me greatly to think that one day I might not have these relationships.

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From readers – July 12, 2018

From readers – July 12, 2018

| July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic politicians

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