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Peter Claver vs. Immanuel Kant

Peter Claver vs. Immanuel Kant

| Bishop Robert Barron | September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

One of the greatest heroes of the social justice wing of the Church is, quite rightly, the 17th-century “slave of the slaves,” St. Peter Claver. Born in Barcelona, Claver joined the Society of Jesus and was known, even as a young man, as a person of deep intelligence and piety.

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Whose English? Explaining the potential for new Mass translations

Whose English? Explaining the potential for new Mass translations

| Father John Paul Erickson | September 26, 2017 | 2 Comments

Certainly one of the more obvious outcomes of the Second Vatican Council was the reform of the liturgy, that is, the public prayer of the Church. As enunciated in the first published document of the council, “Sacrosanctum Concilium,” an explicit goal of these reforms was the “full, active and conscious participation” of the people of God in this public prayer, especially in the holy Mass.

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Combating racial disparities

Combating racial disparities

| Jason Adkins | September 26, 2017 | 2 Comments

Racial disparities continue to persist in American life. As a response, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently instituted a new initiative to fight racism in all its forms.

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Yoked, not burdened

Yoked, not burdened

| Liz Kelly | September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some years ago I developed this little habit when traveling alone: When boarding an airplane or a train, I would ask the Lord to give me the least desirable seat, the one no one else wanted, next to the crying baby, for example. I cannot count how many times I have been seated next to a young mother traveling with a small child.

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Switching sexes? Transgender ideology and the Church

Switching sexes? Transgender ideology and the Church

| Jonathan Liedl | September 26, 2017 | 27 Comments

Before Oct. 14, 2015, Emily Zinos admits she didn’t give much thought to transgenderism. At that point in time, the mother of seven and parishioner of Holy Family in St. Louis Park considered the ideology, which advances the claim that gender and sexual identity are not inherently tied to biological sex, to be a “fringe issue.” In her estimation, it was something that played out in celebrity tabloids and progressive academic circles, but certainly had no direct impact on her or her family.

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St. Croix Valley pregnancy center marks 30 years, moves to new location

St. Croix Valley pregnancy center marks 30 years, moves to new location

| Anita Draper | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Re-branded as Options for Women, the center will be visible from the new St. Croix River bridge connecting Minnesota to Wisconsin, which opened Aug. 2.

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Father Stanley Rother beatification

Father Stanley Rother beatification

| September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Rother’s life, legacy and Minnesota ties

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Digital Edition – September 14, 2017

Digital Edition – September 14, 2017

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chesterton Academy expands, DACA, UST two-year college, Priests restore prairie, Father Rother remembered, Marian reconsecration, Tommie-Johnnie rivalry, Loome Books new location

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Appointments – September 14, 2017

Appointments – September 14, 2017

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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Making Jesus our guidepost

Making Jesus our guidepost

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 14, 2017 | 4 Comments

With many friends and family members living in the paths of Harvey and Irma, I found myself frequently consulting the website of the National Hurricane Center to get the most up-to-date reports on the projected path of those storms. I devoured any information that I could find concerning the various projections and what made them reliable.

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Haciendo de Jesús nuestra guía

Haciendo de Jesús nuestra guía

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Con muchos amigos y miembros de la familia viviendo en los senderos de Harvey e Irma, me encontré con frecuencia consultando el sitio web del Centro Nacional de Huracanes para obtener los informes más actualizados sobre la trayectoria proyectada de esas tormentas. Absorbi toda la información que pude encontrar sobre las distintas proyecciones y lo que los hizo fiables.

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Renouncing, not just confessing, our sins

Renouncing, not just confessing, our sins

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. I’m not sure what to do. I’ve been praying and I’ve been to confession (repeatedly), but I seem to commit the same sins. Even worse, I know that Jesus promised that we would receive a closeness to God when we call out for him, but I haven’t experienced that.

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