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To ‘listen’ one another

To ‘listen’ one another

| Liz Kelly | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a quote I keep in my office from Douglas Steere, the Quaker, and I read it before every meeting I have, especially with spiritual directees. He writes, “To ‘listen’ another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.”

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St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

| Rachel Herbeck | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many, but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God and intent on relaying the truth to others, including Muslim sultans.

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Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

| Melenie Soucheray | November 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Held at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, the panel agreed that collaboration among pastors, educators, families, alumni, philanthropists and public policy makers is needed to tackle the challenges, which panelists cited as poverty, lack of teacher support and low buy-in for Catholic education.

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Inspired by WINE, National Catholic Women’s Conference draws 1,200

Inspired by WINE, National Catholic Women’s Conference draws 1,200

| Sharon Wilson | November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

More than 1,200 women from more than 25 states gathered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Oct. 21 for the first National Catholic Women’s Conference, under the umbrella of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization.

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Digital Edition – November 9, 2017

Digital Edition – November 9, 2017

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Appointments – November 9, 2017

Appointments – November 9, 2017

| November 9, 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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‘Is Jesus Christ enough for me?’

‘Is Jesus Christ enough for me?’

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The good news is that, even today, many young people are choosing to live a life of total self-gift through responding to a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life.

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¿Es Jesucristo suficiente para mí?’

¿Es Jesucristo suficiente para mí?’

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mientras Jesús viajaba por la predicación, los Evangelios relatan que cuando vio a la multitud “su corazón se conmovió de ellos porque estaban turbados y abandonados, como ovejas sin pastor” (Mt 9:36).

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Carmelites recall path that began in Twin Cities

Carmelites recall path that began in Twin Cities

| Susan Klemond | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two Carmelite sisters who discerned their vocations in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis returned to the Twin Cities to share their stories and encourage young women discerning religious life.

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Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked the following clergy and consecrated religious to share a part of their discernment process, what brings them joy in their vocation and their advice for others considering a religious vocation.

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When long liturgies keep family from attending Mass

When long liturgies keep family from attending Mass

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 8, 2017 | 4 Comments

Q. My family refuses to go to Mass because there are too many “extras” (like baptisms), too much singing and too many announcements. Why can’t we have a “low Mass” without all of that stuff? Isn’t the Church supposed to adapt and keep up with all the people?

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Replenishing our flame

Replenishing our flame

| Jacqui Skemp | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the liturgical year comes to a close, the Church draws our attention to the ends and beginnings.

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