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Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

| Christina Capecchi | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron in his pick-up the night it ripped through Houston. The 38-year-old priest had been visiting his brother and had to pull over on an overpass 3 miles from his home in the flood-ravaged southeast side.

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‘Mother!’ and the God of the Bible

‘Mother!’ and the God of the Bible

| Bishop Robert Barron | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, “Mother!,” has certainly stirred up a storm — and no wonder. It features murder, point-blank executions, incinerations, and the killing and devouring of a child. I know: a pleasant evening at the movies. “Mother!” will seem just deeply weird unless you see it as a fairly straightforward allegory. Once you crack the code, it will make a certain sense, though the message it is trying to convey is, at best, pretty ambiguous.

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St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

| Susan Klemond | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The statue, accompanied by a carved owl, is giving the couple, parishioners at St. Joseph in West St. Paul, the opportunity to tell neighbors, dog walkers and others passing their Smith Avenue home about the 13th-century Italian saint, whom some don’t recognize.

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Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

| Jonathan Liedl | September 29, 2017 | 47 Comments

Zinos said she’s deeply motivated by messages from people who are suffering as a result of the new gender theory: parents of children confused about their sexual identity, families facing the loss of child custody because they won’t condone transgenderism and young adults scarred from irreversible transition surgeries.

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Digital Edition – September 28, 2017

Digital Edition – September 28, 2017

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blessed Stanley Rother, Priest addresses racism, Options for Women moves, Confronting Transgenderism, Football and character, Health care bill, Retirement planning

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The Church, young people and the role of parents

The Church, young people and the role of parents

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 28, 2017 | 37 Comments

As Catholics, we have to be alarmed by statistics that show how many of our young people are leaving the Church. Researchers say that now fully half of our young people leave the Church after high school, and some say that only 7 percent of millennials raised Catholic still actively practice their faith today — meaning they’ll attend weekly Mass, pray a few times each week, and say their faith is “extremely” or “very” important. We are in danger of losing a generation of Catholics.

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Appointments – September 28, 2017

Appointments – September 28, 2017

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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Eight things to think about: independent senior living

Eight things to think about: independent senior living

| Bridget Ryder | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here are eight things seniors will want to consider when it comes to independent senior living.

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Spiritual preparation can make retirement happier

Spiritual preparation can make retirement happier

| Bridget Ryder | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Retirement is great — but then, sometimes it’s not. While many retirees gladly turn off the lights in their offices and never look back, others find the transition from regular work difficult, even to the point of inciting anxiety and depression. Research has found that many retirees experience an initial boost in health and happiness after retirement that is followed a few years later by dissatisfaction and declining health.

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Guardian Angels’ runners combine exercise, fellowship and mission

Guardian Angels’ runners combine exercise, fellowship and mission

| Kateri Schmidt | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guardian Angels parish in Oakdale has discovered a unique way to foster relationships, promote healthy living and fight poverty: a runners club.

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Priest: U.S., Church need to deal with racism’s deep roots

Priest: U.S., Church need to deal with racism’s deep roots

| Susan Klemond | September 27, 2017 | 11 Comments

The United States will only heal from racism and become a just society when Americans honestly address racism’s underlying causes, Father Bryan Massingale said Sept. 20 in a lecture at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

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The godparent’s role in baptism

The godparent’s role in baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

When the time for an infant baptism arrives, it is also the time for the parents to select the godparents. This is a matter of tremendous spiritual importance, and the parents should use a number of spiritual criteria to make their choice.

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