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Work of local iconographer subject of Basilica exhibition

Work of local iconographer subject of Basilica exhibition

| October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

For years, icons created by local iconographer Nicholas Markell have been included in the Basilica of St. Mary’s icon procession, held annually at the Minneapolis parish to coincide with All Saints Day. This year’s procession Nov. 4 will be no exception.

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Rooting out sin

Rooting out sin

| Vincenzo Randazzo | October 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

I recently watched a video prescribed by the USCCB for parents informing them about the dangers of pornography and cyberbullying. It opens up with a conversation between two mothers talking at the kitchen counter. One is looking for a recipe online for her friend. “That’s strange, my history is deleted,” she says ignorantly.

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What is happening at Mass?

What is happening at Mass?

| Bishop Robert Barron | October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

As many Catholics know, the Second Vatican Council famously referred to the liturgy as the “source and summit of the Christian life.” And following the prompts of the great figures of the liturgical movement in the first half of the twentieth century, the Council Fathers called for a fuller, more conscious, and more active participation in the liturgy on the part of Catholics.

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When is it a sin to make a referral?

When is it a sin to make a referral?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | October 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

During World War II, if a contractor had been asked to construct a building knowing that it would serve as a gas chamber in Auschwitz, it goes without saying that he ought not agree to do it. By laying the foundation and supervising the plumbing, electrical and duct work, he would be contributing to, or enabling, the subsequent commission of atrocities against prisoners in the concentration camp.

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Digital Edition – October 12, 2017

Digital Edition – October 12, 2017

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our Lady of Fatima centennial, St. Paul Seminary rector named, World Mission Sunday, Minnesota United player coaches Hill-Murray soccer, Clergy support, Catholic school chaplains, Mobile pregnancy help

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Letters – October 12, 2017

Letters – October 12, 2017

| October 12, 2017 | 8 Comments

Transgender article marginalizing

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Unfinished

Unfinished

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 12, 2017 | 6 Comments

Four years ago in September, I sat at the kitchen table in the rectory reading the newspaper. I was a parish pastor and had been serving parishes and schools for over 23 years. I saw the headlines and was disturbed. There was yet another story on clergy sexual abuse. I felt angry at Church leaders and fighting attorneys. I felt frustrated that this issue had been going on since before I was ordained. I felt sadness and compassion for victims and their families.

I was clueless that in less than a week, I would be named vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese.

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Inconcluso

Inconcluso

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hace cuatro años, en septiembre, me senté a la mesa de la cocina en la rectoría leyendo el periódico. Yo era un pastor de la parroquia y había estado sirviendo parroquias y escuelas por más de 23 años. Vi los titulares y me molestó. Había otra historia sobre el abuso sexual del clero. Me sentí enojado con los líderes de la Iglesia y abogados de lucha. Me sentí frustrado porque este asunto había estado ocurriendo desde antes de que fuera ordenado. Sentía tristeza y compasión por las víctimas y sus familias.
Yo no tenía ni idea de que en menos de una semana, sería nombrado vicario general y moderador de la curia de la archidiócesis.

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To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

| Deacon Stephan Najarian | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus used many parables to describe the kingdom of heaven. It’s like a mustard seed, a treasure buried in a field, a pearl of great price, and, as we hear this Sunday, like a wedding feast. The Book of Revelation describes heaven as the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb: Jesus the bridegroom, celebrating the union with his bride, the Church, in one huge banquet for all eternity.

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How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. I know that prayer needs to be a part of my life, but I never know what to say. I find myself either daydreaming or just rambling to God. How can I pray better?

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Mobile clinic relies on power of ultrasounds to save lives

Mobile clinic relies on power of ultrasounds to save lives

| Jessica Weinberger | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a bustling Target parking lot in Shakopee, it’s difficult for busy shoppers to miss the large 31-foot RV parked prominently in the back with a sign listing a menu of free services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and other resources. And that’s exactly what Alpha Women’s Center Executive Director Anne Fredrickson hopes.

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Mission at the heart of Christian faith

Mission at the heart of Christian faith

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being the Church of the little flock of Jesus

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