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Advocacy: More life-giving than you think

Advocacy: More life-giving than you think

| Rachel Herbeck | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

As Catholics, we are called to actively live out the Gospel in public life. It’s a call that sometimes solicits the thought, “Do I really have to?”

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Relics exposition offers opportunity to seek intercession of saints

Relics exposition offers opportunity to seek intercession of saints

| Susan Klemond | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

With a look of awe, Julie Gunness, 51, stood outside the social hall May 19 at St. Therese in Deephaven, where 166 saints’ relics were displayed on long tables.

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Receive like a man

Receive like a man

| Jonathan Liedl | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, I was on a discernment retreat with a religious community in Kansas. I had come to the monastery in something of a vocational vertigo: religious life, marriage and diocesan priesthood all swirled before me as possible options, leaving me disoriented and drained. Self-imposed pressure to “figure out” my calling was weighing me down, preventing me from making any actual progress.

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The importance of Holy Relics

The importance of Holy Relics

| May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

– Why do Catholics venerate relics?
– Authenticating and protecting relics: The new Vatican instruction
– Two U.S. Catholic sites hold vast collections of relics

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New rosary app could be answer to parents’ prayers

New rosary app could be answer to parents’ prayers

| Anne Fredrickson | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

For parents who want to engage their children more fully in family devotions, the Bead by Bead Rosary app just might be the answer to their prayers.

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Consenting to Sex

Consenting to Sex

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent news articles exploring the post-#MeToo world of romance have noted the phenomenon of cell phone “consent apps,” allowing millennials to sign digital contracts before they have sex with their peers, sometimes strangers they have just met.

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Deacon Kraemer dies in Hawaii

Deacon Kraemer dies in Hawaii

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

He was ordained a permanent deacon Dec. 5, 2015. Since then, he has served at Holy Family in St. Louis Park and as a chaplain at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

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Congratulations, 2018 graduates

Congratulations, 2018 graduates

| May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

2018 graduation special section

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Digital Edition – May 10, 2018

Digital Edition – May 10, 2018

| May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Black Catholic Leadership Initiative, Restorative Justice, Graduation, Art-A-Whirl, Mother’s Day

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From readers – May 10, 2018

From readers – May 10, 2018

| May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

– Learn more about immigration
– In defense of enneagrams

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Spring shows signs of the divine life

Spring shows signs of the divine life

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the Fifth Sunday of Easter, we read at Sunday Mass one of my favorite passages of Scripture — the image of the vine and branches from John 15:1-10.

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Appointments – May 10, 2018

Appointments – May 10, 2018

| May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

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