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The art of listening

The art of listening

| Deacon Ramon García | July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is a story about a couple with marital difficulties who sought help. They were each given a flask with water in it and were told the water would keep them from arguing so much. Thrilled with the idea of the miraculous liquid, the couple asked how it worked. Imagine their surprise when they were told that the “miraculous” water worked because one person puts the liquid in his or her mouth while the other one talks, and the person cannot swallow the water until the other is finished talking. Then they reverse roles.

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Basilica to install ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue on its campus

Basilica to install ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue on its campus

| July 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis has commissioned a cast of “Homeless Jesus,” a bronze sculpture of a life-sized Christ-figure sleeping in a blanket on a park bench. It will be installed on the Basilica campus Nov. 19, which Pope Francis has designated as the World Day of the Poor.

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Considering the options for infertile couples

Considering the options for infertile couples

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Tad answers: Why are techniques like in vitro fertilization (IVF) considered immoral? What approaches will the Church allow us to try? What does our infertility mean, spiritually and personally, in the face of our fervent but frustrated desire for a baby?

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Deacon Dornfeld, 91, was hospital chaplain

Deacon Dornfeld, 91, was hospital chaplain

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

A funeral Mass was offered July 7 at St. Edward in Bloomington for retired hospital chaplain Deacon Willard Dornfeld, who died June 29 at age 91. He was buried July 7 at Fort Snelling in St. Paul.

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Abria Pregnancy Resources names new executive director

Abria Pregnancy Resources names new executive director

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nancy Utoft, who for the last two years has served on the board of directors for Abria Pregnancy Resources in St. Paul, was recently named its executive director.

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Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2017 Leading With Faith winners

Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2017 Leading With Faith winners

| June 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

We will honor the winners at the Leading With Faith Award luncheon Thursday, Aug. 10 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

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Digital Edition – June 22, 2017

Digital Edition – June 22, 2017

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Belle Plaine Catholics reject Satanic monument, Rural Life Sunday, Assumption renovates, Local Catholic draws newspaper comics, Lonsdale KC’s build house, Bishops’ assembly, Christianity’s great adventure

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The waters of baptism

The waters of baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Water is the principal symbol for baptism. John baptized Jesus with water in the Jordan River. Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where they baptized others with water (Jn 3:22-23). When Jesus died, water flowed from his pierced side (Jn 19:34), an outpouring of his grace through water. It is a rich symbol filled with spiritual meaning.

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Living Christianity’s great adventure

Living Christianity’s great adventure

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was just a little kid, I had a near–drowning experience, and although I now love being around water, I still feel uncomfortable being in over my head.

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Bolder and brighter – Worship and environment

Bolder and brighter – Worship and environment

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

– Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation
– Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep
– International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music
– UST chapel expansion might be underground

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Young adults: The Church wants to hear from you

Young adults: The Church wants to hear from you

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | June 22, 2017

One of the most important events in my life growing up was encountering Pope John Paul II at World Youth Day in Denver. I had already experienced profoundly the personal love of Jesus Christ for me as a young person through the witness of my family and retreat opportunities. I had even felt quite strongly the call to enter the seminary and pursue the priesthood. But on Aug. 14, 1993, something changed in me.

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Appointments – June 22, 2017

Appointments – June 22, 2017

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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