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From readers: August 10, 2017

From readers: August 10, 2017

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thoughtful perspectives
Denying grace for better life
God’s law is not a democracy
Christians serve, not judge
Church’s teachings will not change
Catholic identity questions

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Musing on saints’ teeth

Musing on saints’ teeth

| Bishop Robert Barron | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I write these words from Milan, Italy, where I am with my Word on Fire team filming new episodes for our Pivotal Players series. I’ve seen lots of marvelous things on this trip, including the ruins of the ancient baptistery under the Milan Cathedral where, in the spring of 387, St. Augustine was baptized by St. Ambrose. But the most fascinating sight I’ve taken in is the vested and mitered skeleton of that same Ambrose, which rests in the basilica that bears his name, not far from the Cathedral.

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Integrity needed more than ‘authenticity’

Integrity needed more than ‘authenticity’

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

Q: I value authenticity and loathe hypocrisy, and I want to simply be true to myself. How can I do that if I constantly am told what to believe and how to behave by the Church?

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When God gives more than you can handle

When God gives more than you can handle

| Deacon Michael Nevin | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

“God won’t give you more than you can handle.”

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Parish seeks conversion through Marian prayer

Parish seeks conversion through Marian prayer

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Patty Bradway asked for Mary’s intercession when she was a child, but only recently, when she began praying a daily rosary for two of her adult children who aren’t practicing the faith, has the St. Pius X parishioner begun to understand the connection between Mary’s Immaculate Heart and Jesus’ Sacred Heart.

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Minimum wage and justice: A complicated relationship

Minimum wage and justice: A complicated relationship

| Bridget Ryder | August 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Carmela Palacios, 38, has been making hamburgers at Burger King for 16 years. She likes her job. She likes to work.

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Dancers connect movement with faith in daylong workshop

Dancers connect movement with faith in daylong workshop

| Melenie Soucheray | August 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Sacred art, including dance, must create and maintain a spiritual experience, Moya McGinn Mathews said. It should have an attitude of reverence. The artist must be willing to be a vessel of the Holy Spirit.

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Cristo Rey Jesuit builds leaders through  work and study

Cristo Rey Jesuit builds leaders through work and study

| Michael P. Kassner | August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a sultry July afternoon, most schools are quiet. That’s not the case at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis. Summer Bridge — where students in the new ninth-grade class spend three weeks learning their role in the school’s Corporate Work Study Program — is in full swing.

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Listening House director puts work in perspective via reflection

Listening House director puts work in perspective via reflection

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Rosemarie Reger-Rumsey

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Coffee shop owner calls himself ‘living example of God’s mercy’

Coffee shop owner calls himself ‘living example of God’s mercy’

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David Tucci

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Monday morning adoration helps financial advisor focus week

Monday morning adoration helps financial advisor focus week

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Robert Stefani

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Trust, perseverance mark car dealer’s model of faith

Trust, perseverance mark car dealer’s model of faith

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Matt Saxe

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