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That document on youth from Pope Francis — worth reading?

That document on youth from Pope Francis — worth reading?

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I heard that the pope wrote a document on youth recently. What are the main takeaways? Is it worth reading?

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Love of God, love of neighbor

Love of God, love of neighbor

| Father Nels Gjengdahl | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you could meet God face-to-face and were given the opportunity to ask him just one question, what would you ask him? Think very carefully.

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Like mother before her, Miss Minnesota shaped by faith

Like mother before her, Miss Minnesota shaped by faith

| Christina Capecchi | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kathryn Kueppers was shaking in the final moments before the 2019 Miss Minnesota was named June 22.

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From readers – July 11, 2019

From readers – July 11, 2019

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

State’s abortion protections

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Graciousness in division rooted in gratitude to God

Graciousness in division rooted in gratitude to God

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

In our first reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (2 Cor 8:1-9), Paul extolled the quality of being gracious. For him, being gracious is not just being kind, generous and community minded. It is the gratitude of the heart in response to the abundant grace of God in Jesus Christ. It is giving our entire lives to God. It is imitating Christ, who emptied himself that we may be filled with the treasures of heaven.

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Communicating Catholic education benefits

Communicating Catholic education benefits

| Susan Klemond | July 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools’ combination of quality education and faith formation brings value to students, parishes and the wider community, but financial and social barriers to Catholic education remain for some families, including a growing Latino population, experts noted at a June 25 forum on education sponsored by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota.

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Keeping the faith in the new Northeast

Keeping the faith in the new Northeast

| Jonathan Liedl | July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Longtime residents of Northeast have fond memories of growing up in the historically Catholic part of Minneapolis, affectionately known as “a small town in the big city.” They share stories of games of hide-and-seek with 50-plus kids in the neighborhood park. They can tell you the names of the members of every family that lived on their block. And they recall how on Sunday mornings, nearly every family in the neighborhood would walk to their respective ethnic parish, beckoned by the call of church bells that rang out from the 12 Catholic churches and chapels in or on the borders of Northeast.

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Digital Edition – June 20, 2019

Digital Edition – June 20, 2019

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archdiocesan synod opens with Pentecost Mass, Jubilees, 2019 legislative session analysis, Religious Freedom Week, Rural Life Mass, Bishops’ general assembly addresses abuse, Threats to the confessional seal, Father Dempsey returns to Venezuela

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Summer Sunday Mass: option or obligation

Summer Sunday Mass: option or obligation

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Jesus rose from the dead on Sunday morning, so Sunday is sacred and reserved as the Christian sabbath, the day to remember the Resurrection and to offer our praise and worship. God gave us the Third Commandment as a solemn obligation, not a suggestion or an option: “Keep holy the sabbath day” (Ex 20:8-11; Dt 5:12-15; see also the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Nos. 2174–2178).

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Origins of the feast of Corpus Christi

Origins of the feast of Corpus Christi

| Father Tom Margevicius | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Juliana of Cornillon was born in Liège (modern-day Belgium) around 1192 and was left an orphan at age 5 when her parents died. She was raised in a house of religious Norbertines and quickly distinguished herself. She had an extraordinary memory, being able to recite the entire Psalter by heart, and she was a gifted musician.

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Congratulations, jubilarians!

Congratulations, jubilarians!

| June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is honored to celebrate the priests who are marking 10, 25, 50 and 60 years of priestly ministry this year.

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