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From readers – January 10, 2019

From readers – January 10, 2019

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Where are the funds for charity?

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How emotional intelligence can save your marriage

How emotional intelligence can save your marriage

| Kate Soucheray | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Throughout this new liturgical year (which began with the first week of Advent), we will hear from St. Luke’s Gospel, which is known for highlighting Jesus’ compassion. As we hear the readings, we are invited to place ourselves within the context of the Gospel stories and become a more compassionate, caring person as well.

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It’s OK to start 2019 with you

It’s OK to start 2019 with you

| Christina Capecchi | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve always appreciated the notion of self-care in an Oprah Winfrey, hot-baths-and-expensive-chocolates kind of way. We work so hard, the thinking goes, that we deserve a break here and there. So splurge on that full-price gift-to-yourself. Book the massage. Binge on the new season.

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Top 10 most read local news stories of 2018

Top 10 most read local news stories of 2018

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following stories were the top 10 most read local news stories at TheCatholicSpirit.com in 2018.

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Digital Edition – December 20, 2018

Digital Edition – December 20, 2018

| December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Merry Christmas! Ask the Archbishop book, Young adults listening sessions, Retired military chaplains, Priests reflect on Christmas, Hill-Murray football player gets support after brain hemorrhage, 2018 Financial Report

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2018 Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

2018 Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

| December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

While it’s not unusual to hear Christ characterized in our tradition as “teacher,” “shepherd,” “physician,” “advocate,” “judge” or “lawgiver,” I’m unaware of any instance in which he’s known as the “divine accountant” or the “celestial CFO.” That’s not to say that he doesn’t provide great advice in that area. His parable of the talents suggests that he has a good sense of investment, and his oft-quoted statement that “to anyone to whom much has been given, much shall be required” reveals an appreciation of the necessary connection between assets and debits. Moreover, he manifests a passion for faithful stewardship and rendering accounts, and he was careful not to lose any of the sheep his Father had entrusted to him.

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God entered our ‘mess’ to save us — and he still does

God entered our ‘mess’ to save us — and he still does

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

I remember the first time I visited Bethlehem. I got out of the taxi into a noisy, dusty, dirty city square guarded by Israeli soldiers — not exactly the scene I pictured in my head as a child singing “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” Upon entering the Basilica of the Nativity, visitors have to bend down to get into the door, which was designed small to keep camels out. It is one of the oldest continually-used churches in Christendom. Built by St. Helena in the fourth century, it frankly looks 1,700 years old. The walls are almost black from the candle soot, and the floor is filthy and worn from millions of pilgrims.

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Appointments – December 20, 2018

Appointments – December 20, 2018

| December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

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Dios entró en nuestro ‘lío’ para salvarnos, y él continua a

Dios entró en nuestro ‘lío’ para salvarnos, y él continua a

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recuerdo la primera vez que visité Belén. Salí del taxi a una plaza ruidosa, polvorienta y sucia, custodiada por soldados israelíes; no es exactamente la escena que imaginé en mi cabeza cuando era un niño cantaba “Oh, pequeña ciudad de Belén”. Al entrar en la Basílica de la Natividad, los visitantes tienen para agacharse para entrar por la puerta, que fue diseñada para mantener alejados a los camellos. Es una de las iglesias más antiguas en uso en la cristiandad. Construido por Santa Elena en el siglo IV, francamente se ve 1.700 años. Las paredes son casi negras debido al hollín de la vela, y el piso está sucio y desgastado por millones de peregrinos.

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A frozen world, a fiery hope

A frozen world, a fiery hope

| Liz Kelly | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

My beloved summer lake has now become a beloved winter lake, frozen into silence and stillness. The ice is thick enough to safely traverse, and my shining water world has become a sanctuary to me, a holy place to walk and pray and listen for God’s voice.

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Evangelizing the ‘gift of the season’ through the year

Evangelizing the ‘gift of the season’ through the year

| Deacon Gordon Bird | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

This time of year we celebrate. Yet we’re reminded of how the Holy Family, who through persecution, joys, labors, prayers and sufferings, dealt with the ups and downs of life.

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The evil within

The evil within

| Jason Adkins | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

In politics today, people have fallen into the habit of condemning the evil in other persons, groups, structures or oppressor classes, while they themselves embrace the role of victim.

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