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Olympic inspiration: waiting for that unifying moment

Olympic inspiration: waiting for that unifying moment

| Christina Capecchi | August 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

On a national scale, it was a rough July, marked by division: shootings, protests, funerals, conventions.

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Hope in headlamps and rooster crows

Hope in headlamps and rooster crows

| Alyssa Bormes | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Well, I got a nickname. It’s “Tortuga,” Spanish for “turtle.” A woman gave it to me on the Camino, which is the walking pilgrimage I’m on across Spain to the tomb of the Apostle James in Santiago.

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Gossip: Even when we need to talk about ‘secret’ things?

Gossip: Even when we need to talk about ‘secret’ things?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. You wrote about gossip earlier. But don’t people need to know certain “secret” things? Wouldn’t it be irresponsible of me to keep some things to myself?

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Practicing our faith will prepare us for Jesus

Practicing our faith will prepare us for Jesus

| Deacon Nicholas Froehle | August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

During the Passover, after carrying out the instructions God revealed to Moses, the Israelites await their salvation. In their journey to the Promised Land, God reveals himself to his people, but this means the Israelites are called to adhere to the covenant. When they are faithful to the Word of God, they receive abundant blessings. When they turn away, they experience hardships, their enemies prevail, and they’re unhappy.

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For pilgrims, Italy’s female saints show faith’s history, beauty and depth

For pilgrims, Italy’s female saints show faith’s history, beauty and depth

| Clare Kolars | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wine tasting, history lessons and Italy’s great female saints.

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Kenyan priest visible link of faith, friendship in Kitui partnership

Kenyan priest visible link of faith, friendship in Kitui partnership

| Susan Klemond | July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Mutui, 53, arrived on his fourth visit to the Twin Cities in November. He is the first participant in a personnel exchange between Minnesotans and Kenyans in the nearly 12-year-old diocesan partnership involving growing friendships and correspondence, regular delegation visits and developing water resources for the semi-arid area of Kitui.

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3 Reasons Why ‘Vikings’ is the Most Religiously Interesting Show on TV

3 Reasons Why ‘Vikings’ is the Most Religiously Interesting Show on TV

| Bishop Robert Barron | July 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

At the prompting of some of my younger colleagues at Word on Fire, I spent time during a recent vacation getting caught up on the History Channel show Vikings. My friends had told me that Vikings, curiously, is the most religious show on television. They were right.

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Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

| Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Criminal charges dropped; Archdiocese continues collaboration with county attorney’s office, bolstering December agreement

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Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

| Clare Kolars | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

To serve and be served

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Called to Krakow

Called to Krakow

| Josephine von Dohlen | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local Catholics joining Pope Francis at World Youth Day

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God longs to give us his greatest gift

God longs to give us his greatest gift

| Deacon Bryce Evans | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We would sooner grow weary of receiving God’s gifts than he would grow weary of bestowing them upon us.”

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Debt, sustainability and solidarity

Debt, sustainability and solidarity

| Jason Adkins | July 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

As we commemorate the passing of one year since Pope Francis released his encyclical “Laudato Si’” (“On the Care for Our Common Home”), it is worth reminding ourselves how the pope’s representation of Catholic social doctrine through the lens of “integral ecology” can help us address some of the most challenging socio-political problems of our day, especially as we evaluate candidates in this election season.

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