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Hosanna and the cross

Hosanna and the cross

| Deacon Tyler Mattson | April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Hosanna in the highest!”

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Pope recognizes miracle attributed to Fatima visionaries

Pope recognizes miracle attributed to Fatima visionaries

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has approved the recognition of a miracle attributed to the intercession of two of the shepherd children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917, thus paving the way for their canonization.

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Father Michel remembered as selfless with a heart for Latinos

Father Michel remembered as selfless with a heart for Latinos

| Matthew Davis and Dave Hrbacek | April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

A visitation will be 2-5 p.m. April 9 and 9-10 a.m. April 10 at Sacred Heart. A funeral Mass will be offered at the parish 10 a.m. April 10 followed by burial in Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul.

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Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

| Bridget Ryder | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

For once, Mary Noble Garcias sat still long enough to notice what was going on in her soul after her body and mind had stopped moving through the motions of everyday life. In her meeting with a spiritual director, she figured out what was happening.

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A heart that weeps

A heart that weeps

| Deacon Robert Whitney | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is only in the mystery of the cross that our suffering, and our fasting and penances, can truly bear fruit. Jesus seeks to meet us there, show us his heart and share his mercy. He shows us that his heart is one that loves and weeps.

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Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

| March 30, 2017 | 4 Comments

Here are the church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent:

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Early Catholic Family Life teaches preschoolers, unites parents

Early Catholic Family Life teaches preschoolers, unites parents

| Susan Klemond | March 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

Developed in 2000 by a couple in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Early Catholic Family Life offers a way for children to learn about God with their first educators of the faith — their parents — who, in turn, build relationships and get support and ideas from other parents, say co-founders Alan and Joanne Foley.

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Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, pope says

Resentment, complaints are rooted in the sin of sloth, pope says

| March 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

People should stop blaming and complaining so they can be filled with God’s joy and rise up to life’s challenges, Pope Francis said.

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Nominate someone who Leads with Faith Today!

Nominate someone who Leads with Faith Today!

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is celebrating the 16th year of our Leading with Faith Awards, which recognize women and men in the archdiocese whose Catholic values shape their work ethic and service to others. Nominate a deserving candidate today.

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Digital Edition – March 23, 2017

Digital Edition – March 23, 2017

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholics at the Capitol, Men’s conference, Minnesota Harvest Initiative, Marriage and the secular culture, Food campaign, Priestly celibacy, Senior housing guide

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Appointments – March 23, 2017

Appointments – March 23, 2017

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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It’s time to fix the real immigration problem

It’s time to fix the real immigration problem

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 23, 2017

I recently visited the home of local Catholics, Jose and Isabel. Nearly 20 years ago, the couple left Mexico and came to the United States because there was no future for them in their hometown. They would have sought regular work visas to come to the U.S. legally if that possibility had been offered to them. Coming illegally was risky, but a real life was worth it. They both found good jobs and have been working more than full-time and paying taxes since they arrived. They got married in their Catholic parish, and they have three children who are U.S. citizens. Both are actively involved in ministries in their parish and sacrifice to pay what they can so that their children can attend Catholic school. They both speak English, and neither has a criminal record.

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