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The most important sacrament

The most important sacrament

| Father Michael Van Sloun | February 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

There was a time in the past when religious education classes were soft, when the students drew pictures, made collages and spoke about their feelings. But when it came to instruction, solid content was lacking.

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A new focus

A new focus

| Father Tom Walker | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesus’ boyhood home of Nazareth sits on a ridge overlooking a broad valley. Mount Tabor (the site in the Gospel passage for Feb. 25) towers above the valley just a short distance away. Surveying the scene, I have wondered if today’s Gospel story was the only time Jesus had made a pilgrimage up that holy mountain. As a boy growing up in Nazareth, how often had he gone to the edge of town to view the mountain? As a young man, had Mount Tabor often been a place to spend time in communion with his Father and with the holy ones who had come before him?

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The purpose of fasting

The purpose of fasting

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

If the sum total of my Lenten experience is giving up some treat, where is the conversion? Where is the deepening of my relationship with Jesus Christ?

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El ayuno tiene un propósito

El ayuno tiene un propósito

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nuestro Evangelio del Miércoles de Ceniza (Mateo 6: 1-6; 16-18) nos recordó que nuestra disciplina en la Temporada de Cuaresma no es una muestra pública. Por ejemplo, si renuncio a los colinabos cubiertos de chocolate, entonces no debería ser una causa de sufrimiento para los que me rodean, todos los que tienen que escuchar lo difícil que es mi sacrificio y cómo cuento los días previos a la Pascua.

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America magazine’s survey of women in the Church

America magazine’s survey of women in the Church

| Bishop Robert Barron | February 21, 2018 | 5 Comments

Last month, America magazine published a fascinating survey regarding the attitudes of women in the Church. They were kind enough to publish a few of my reactions to the study, but I would like to offer a fuller response to their findings.

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Fighting fake news with the truth of Christ

Fighting fake news with the truth of Christ

| Jason Adkins | February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fake news that distorts public discourse and manipulates the public will not be countered effectively by a renewed interest in journalistic ethics or more laws aimed at improving disclosure of the sources of online content. It is a cultural problem.

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Financial adviser manages wealth for greater good

Financial adviser manages wealth for greater good

| Susan Klemond | February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Feeling he was being called to something unknown, Ricci sought training to advise clients on charitable giving. Then, while he served on his parish finance council, he became aware of the Catholic Community Foundation, which financially supports the needs of the Minnesota Catholic community and manages assets of donors and institutional partners.

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Foundation’s new impact investments yield financial,  social returns

Foundation’s new impact investments yield financial, social returns

| Susan Klemond | February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota enters the new field of impact investing this year, its leaders expect not only a financial return on two new investments, but also measurable evidence of these investments’ impact on people and the environment.

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Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican denied that retired Pope Benedict XVI has a degenerative neurological disease or paralyzing condition after his brother, 94-year-old Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, told a magazine that Pope Benedict had a debilitating disease.

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Digital Edition – February 8, 2018

Digital Edition – February 8, 2018

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fish Fry and Lenten Meal Guide, Catholic Services Repeal, Faith at the Capitol, Super Bowl XII, Coats for Kids, Father Dosh Remembered, Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, Farewell Poor Clares, Marriage in Christ, Envy, Ash Wednesday on Valentine’s Day, Super Bowl party for the homeless at St. Olaf

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From readers – February 8, 2018

From readers – February 8, 2018

| February 8, 2018 | 6 Comments

Out of proportion
Identifying local Church’s suffering

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Success in modern marriage

Success in modern marriage

| Kate Soucheray | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Success in modern marriage is no small feat. Experts say that a long-term marriage is any length of time over 20 or 25 years. In addition, these experts explain that the percentage of marriages that will last the lifetime of the individuals involved — so that they will find themselves with the same person in old age as the same one they married when they were young — has diminished significantly.

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