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In election, UST junior stood up for values against tough odds

In election, UST junior stood up for values against tough odds

| Bridget Ryder | November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

He lost by a landslide, but Riley Horan wouldn’t change a thing about his campaign for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature. For Horan, engaging intensely and personally in politics was a way of standing up for the values his Catholic faith has given him, especially against staggering odds. Plus, at age 21, Horan still has a lot of time to make a comeback. With a win, he would have been the second youngest legislator in Minnesota’s history.

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During Advent, reclaim what is properly yours: recollection

During Advent, reclaim what is properly yours: recollection

| Liz Kelly | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of my habits in recent years has been to prepare for Christmas proper well in advance. I shop for presents throughout the year, order my Christmas cards in October, and I refuse to buy any new Christmas ornaments during Advent — what I have is what I have. Once Advent hits, I’m finished. If the present has not been purchased, it doesn’t get purchased. If the Christmas tree lights don’t work, I go without them. I need my Advent to be Advent. I need this time for recollection and prayer, and as I get older, I protect it more fiercely.

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Love makes action easier

Love makes action easier

| Father Tom Margevicius | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

In elections, we don’t vote only when we think “our candidate” will win; it’s our obligation.

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A healing balm for a wounded nation

A healing balm for a wounded nation

| Jason Adkins | November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

Much can and has been said about the most recent election, and much more will be said for years to come. What is undoubtedly true is that the election cycle exacerbated two powerful dynamics in American public life: the constant thirst for change as a reaction to a political system that does not seem to work for average Americans, and deepening vitriolic divisions between people.

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Advent events in the archdiocese

Advent events in the archdiocese

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Responding to a query from The Catholic Spirit, parishes, schools and organizations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis submitted the following events

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Digital Edition – November 10, 2016

Digital Edition – November 10, 2016

| November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Blue Mass, Election, St. Michael ceasing operations, Vocations, Forgiving offenses

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Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

| Bridget Ryder | November 10, 2016 | 3 Comments

While any pregnancy is inherently risky, those risks increase in a surrogacy pregnancy — a fact opponents hoped was underscored in testimony before the Minnesota Legislative Commission on Surrogacy, which is studying the issue and plans to release a report next month. Minnesota does not legally recognize commercial surrogacy arrangements.

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A cure for election overload, a quest for peace

A cure for election overload, a quest for peace

| Christina Capecchi | November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s almost as if November’s Mass readings were written for election-weary Catholics, with their foreboding tones and calls for “perseverance” and “endurance” amid distress.

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‘You are the disciple Jesus loves’

‘You are the disciple Jesus loves’

| Alyssa Bormes | November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just recently, three women gave me a ride. One of the women asked a question that began a conversation about suffering. This later prompted an email to me from one of them who was aching both physically and spiritually. She was then about to have — and has now had — a surgery that has uncovered the need for another, more aggressive surgery. The physical pain has tapped into the spiritual pain. It nearly always does.

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Formation a journey — literally — for local Jesuit novices

Formation a journey — literally — for local Jesuit novices

| Susan Klemond | November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Located on Summit Avenue next to St. Thomas More, a parish in the care of Jesuit priests, the novitiate serves the provincial territory from Kentucky to the Dakotas. The novices, mostly in their 20s, come from a variety of backgrounds and education levels.

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From our readers – November 10, 2016

From our readers – November 10, 2016

| November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Immigration rhetoric

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Appointments: November 10, 2016

Appointments: November 10, 2016

| November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

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