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It’s time to ask forgiveness of God and community

It’s time to ask forgiveness of God and community

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

This holy season of Lent is a time to repent and turn away from sin. One highly recommended way to do that is through the sacrament of reconciliation.

Lent is a penitential season, a special time to acknowledge the reality of sin in our lives, specifically to admit our sins, confess them and be absolved of them.

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Fellow Catholic’s reflection on Cairo was inspiring

Fellow Catholic’s reflection on Cairo was inspiring

| March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

I found the article “A Catholic’s reflections on Cairo” [March 3] very inspiring. It calls us to be awake to reality. If one person is aware, it affects our family members and all the people surrounding us at work and community. The article made me want to try.

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Bishops lobby on education, life, family, vulnerable

Bishops lobby on education, life, family, vulnerable

| Minnesota Catholic Conference | March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Con­fer­ence has been busy lately with many fast-moving bills at the State Leg­is­lature. Here is an update on some current proposals:

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Church’s teaching on immigration explained

Church’s teaching on immigration explained

| March 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

In their 2003 pastoral letter, “Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope,” the U.S. bishops applied the Gospel and papal teachings to U.S. immigration policy. The following governing principles as to how the church should respond to immigration policy proposals are explained in the letter:

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Gifts for confirmation and beyond

Gifts for confirmation and beyond

| Susan Klemond | March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The better you know the confirmand, the better the chance you’ll find a gift that will resonate with him or her.

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Sponsoring a teen for confirmation

Sponsoring a teen for confirmation

| Susan Klemond | March 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

As they share in a teen’s journey toward confirmation, sponsors offer their prayers, experience and their own faith example — as well as a lot of listening.

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With effort and creativity, sponsor relationship continues after confirmation

With effort and creativity, sponsor relationship continues after confirmation

| Susan Klemond | March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sometimes it takes five calls to get a date on the calendar but Mary Pavek and her goddaughter Claire Sorteberg stay in touch despite their busy schedules.

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John Paul II School to host spiritual art show

John Paul II School to host spiritual art show

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pope John Paul II School in northeast Minneapolis will host the 11th Annual Spiritual Art Show from Sunday, April 10, to Friday, April 15.

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Benilde-St. Margaret’s offers musical as Lenten gift to community

Benilde-St. Margaret’s offers musical as Lenten gift to community

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

As a Lenten gift to the community, Benilde-St. Margaret’s will perform one of its most captivating musicals, “Feast of Life: Stories from the Gospel of Luke,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 24, at the school, 2501 Hwy. 100 S., St. Louis Park.

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Lord, help us spring ahead and leap again into life

Lord, help us spring ahead and leap again into life

| Christina Capecchi | March 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Five inches of snow melted yesterday, and I could hear it dripping off the roof. It sounded like rain and looked like hope.

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Speaker: Science can aid parents of teens

Speaker: Science can aid parents of teens

| By Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The art of parenting has been handed down for hundreds of years,” said Walsh, founder and president of the National Institute on Media and the Family and now the founder of Mind Positive Par­ent­ing. “It is science that can help us understand how to make the art even more effective and how to do a good job of raising our kids.”

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Too much ‘stuff’?

Too much ‘stuff’?

| March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Website connects donors with nonprofits that can use what you no longer need Want to help good causes while cleaning up the clutter in your life, spring cleaning your home or “right-sizing” your personal possessions? Nonprofit organizations like the Catholic Youth Camp may be interested in what you no longer need, and now technology can […]

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