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Our faith: A resource in challenging times

Our faith: A resource in challenging times

| Kate Soucheray | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring is coming! According to our calendars, it should arrive in 12 days, and likely for many Minnesotans this year, it simply cannot be here soon enough. With the bitter cold that began before Christmas, followed by more cold weather, a 10-inch snowfall in January and another dumping in late February, the first signs of spring will be a welcome sight.

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From fearful faith to fearless faith

From fearful faith to fearless faith

| Father Michael Joncas | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The few verses appointed in the lectionary for the Fourth Sunday of Lent in Year B (Jn 3:14-21) offer an embarrassment of riches in terms of the themes the Gospel writer touches upon: being “lifted up”; the connection of belief in the Son of God and eternal life; the mission of the Son (“so that the world might be saved through him”); and the contrasts between believing or being condemned, loving light or darkness, doing evil or doing the truth, all of which provide rich fare for meditation and preaching.

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‘Test of Three’ can help us eliminate gossip

‘Test of Three’ can help us eliminate gossip

| Father Michael Schmitz | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. I know that you have commented on gossip in the past, but I sometimes struggle with practical ways to determine whether I should share information. Do you have any advice?

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Catholic musician Luke Spehar continues pilgrimage with new album

Catholic musician Luke Spehar continues pilgrimage with new album

| Jessica Weinberger | March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Strumming his guitar and sharing prayerful melodies at the University of St. Thomas’ popular Sunday night Last Chance Masses, then-seminarian Luke Spehar kept fielding requests to play more of his music, which he began writing as a high schooler in Chisago City. From members of his swim team to fellow seminarians looking for an acoustic set to entertain visiting parents, Spehar’s growing list of gigs led him to consider a music career.

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League of Catholic Women rooted in service, fellowship

League of Catholic Women rooted in service, fellowship

| Susan Klemond | March 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Steeped in the history of Minneapolis and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the 107-year-old League remains relevant by giving new generations of Catholic and non-Catholic women opportunities to help the poor and find fellowship and spiritual enrichment.

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Basilica panel discusses #MeToo, abuse prevention

Basilica panel discusses #MeToo, abuse prevention

| Bridget Ryder | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In light of a growing tide of women from Hollywood to state houses and beyond who have shared publicly on social media about having been sexually violated, the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis decided to be part of the conversation.

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Diocese of St. Cloud says it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

Diocese of St. Cloud says it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

| The St. Cloud Visitor | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of St. Cloud is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, Bishop Donald Kettler announced Feb. 28 at a meeting in Albany with pastors and trustees from the diocese’s 131 parishes.

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Back in Washington after recess, members of Congress get calls on DACA

Back in Washington after recess, members of Congress get calls on DACA

| February 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

As Congress reconvened after a 10-day recess, members of both chambers received calls from Catholics around the country Feb. 26 urging them to find a legislative solution to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

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Digital Edition – February 22, 2018

Digital Edition – February 22, 2018

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Richter prepares to be rector at St. Paul Seminary, Hockey heroines, Passion play, School shooting, Torture victims, A good death, Impact investing

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The most important sacrament

The most important sacrament

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

There was a time in the past when religious education classes were soft, when the students drew pictures, made collages and spoke about their feelings. But when it came to instruction, solid content was lacking.

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A new focus

A new focus

| Father Tom Walker | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus’ boyhood home of Nazareth sits on a ridge overlooking a broad valley. Mount Tabor (the site in the Gospel passage for Feb. 25) towers above the valley just a short distance away. Surveying the scene, I have wondered if today’s Gospel story was the only time Jesus had made a pilgrimage up that holy mountain. As a boy growing up in Nazareth, how often had he gone to the edge of town to view the mountain? As a young man, had Mount Tabor often been a place to spend time in communion with his Father and with the holy ones who had come before him?

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The purpose of fasting

The purpose of fasting

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

If the sum total of my Lenten experience is giving up some treat, where is the conversion? Where is the deepening of my relationship with Jesus Christ?

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