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How open can I be with people?

How open can I be with people?

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q) I am wondering how much I can be vulnerable with people. I have been able to tell some key people in my life about struggles of mine, but when can I tell others?

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The way, the truth, the life

The way, the truth, the life

| Father Michael Joncas | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

After Gospel readings on the Third Sunday of Easter concentrating on the empty tomb and appearance narratives concerning the risen Lord Jesus, and the mid-point of Eastertide focus on the Good Shepherd on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church turns our attention in the second half of Eastertide to reflection on Jesus’ “farewell address” as recounted in the Last Supper narrative of the Gospel of John.

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From readers – May 7, 2020

From readers – May 7, 2020

Let letters stand alone
Nature and nurture

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Church’s restored beauty draws parishioners deeper into their faith

Church’s restored beauty draws parishioners deeper into their faith

| Susan Klemond | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

As parishioners at St. Bernard in Cologne “beautified” their church two years ago, they were inspired by the church’s decor in 1938 — but at the same time gave it a fresh look for today.

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Looking ahead to the Synod, Archbishop Hebda reflects on lessons learned so far

Looking ahead to the Synod, Archbishop Hebda reflects on lessons learned so far

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

I would like to share with you what I have learned and offer a few thoughts on the next critical stage of our Synod process; but first, let me remind you about the Archdiocesan Synod.

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El camino a Emaús

El camino a Emaús

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

En el camino a Emaús, Jesús hizo el estudio bíblico. Interpretó para esos dos viajeros todas las Escrituras, comenzando por Moisés, que reveló quién es. Sin embargo, no reconocieron a Cristo resucitado hasta que sus ojos se abrieron a la presencia real de Jesús en la ruptura del pan.

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One thing is assured

One thing is assured

| Kate Soucheray | May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is no question that the time in which we are living is marked by uncertainty and fear.

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True productivity and embracing the void

True productivity and embracing the void

| Jonathan Liedl | May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

What new language are you learning? Have you planted a victory garden? How many books a week are you reading?

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During pandemic, pregnancy centers in archdiocese continue to help mothers and families

During pandemic, pregnancy centers in archdiocese continue to help mothers and families

| Susan Klemond | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pregnancy resource centers have made changes in how they reach people because of COVID-19, but they continue to help an increasing number of women who are seriously considering abortion during the crisis.

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Archdiocese parishes respond to bishops’ initiative to connect new mothers, resources

Archdiocese parishes respond to bishops’ initiative to connect new mothers, resources

| Susan Klemond | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

An unplanned pregnancy hasn’t been the only difficulty Diane faced this year. Putting food on the table and connecting with loved ones also were challenges.

But, the 18-year-old single mother found help. While caring for her two older children and looking for housing, she received a pro-life organization’s help with needs big and small, from assistance in finding rides around Minneapolis to a trip to Kansas City to stay with loved ones.

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The Quarantine’s Three Lessons About the Church

The Quarantine’s Three Lessons About the Church

| Bishop Robert Barron | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

One silver lining for me during this weird coronavirus shutdown has been the opportunity to return to some writing projects that I had left on the back-burner. One of these is a book on the Nicene Creed, which I had commenced many months ago and on which I was making only very slow progress, given my various pastoral and administrative responsibilities.

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In Minneapolis’ urban Catholic schools, student support goes well beyond distance learning

In Minneapolis’ urban Catholic schools, student support goes well beyond distance learning

| Christina Capecchi | May 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Educating children can feel like a massive construction project, building on fundamentals in order to reach great heights.

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