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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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Waltzing on ice: on crisis and community

Waltzing on ice: on crisis and community

| Christina Capecchi | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

When it came time to interview prospective sailors for his expedition across Antarctica, Ernest Shackleton had clear-cut criteria. He had to pick the right men for his journey to the bottom of the world, a news-making attempt to be the first to cross the continent via the coldest place on Earth: the South Pole.

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Is envy a big deal?

Is envy a big deal?

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. I’ve been told that I have a streak of envy in me, but I don’t even know what that means. Besides, there are so many worse sins than envy, so why should I even care?

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A contagious faith

A contagious faith

| Father Jim Livingston | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel reading for Feb. 11, a leper came to Jesus. In biblical times, a scab, pustule, blotch or sore on the skin could be a symptom of leprosy, and reason enough to isolate its carrier from society to prevent contagion.

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Our redemption includes our sexuality

Our redemption includes our sexuality

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 8, 2018 | 32 Comments

Many wonderful organizations have been working to highlight the terrible issue of sex trafficking, which has been shown to increase when a city hosts the Super Bowl. The Jan. 25 edition of The Catholic Spirit showed what some wonderful organizations were doing to help the victims of this crime and even to reach out to perpetrators. Recently, the bishops of Minnesota, through our Minnesota Catholic Conference, listened to a presentation that helped to open our eyes to the magnitude of this problem in our state, a problem that won’t go away now that the Super Bowl is over.

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Appointments – February 8, 2018

Appointments – February 8, 2018

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

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Nuestra redención incluye nuestra sexualidad

Nuestra redención incluye nuestra sexualidad

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Muchas organizaciones maravillosas han estado trabajando para resaltar el terrible tema del tráfico sexual, que se ha demostrado que aumenta cuando una ciudad alberga el Super Bowl. La edición del 25 de enero de The Catholic Spirit mostró lo que hacían algunas organizaciones maravillosas para ayudar a las víctimas de este crimen e incluso para llegar a los perpetradores. En el otoño, los obispos de Minnesota, a través de nuestra Conferencia Católica de Minnesota, escucharon una presentación que ayudó a abrir nuestros ojos a la magnitud de este problema en nuestro estado, un problema que no desaparecerá ahora que el Super Bowl se ha ido.

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After 64 years, Poor Clares leave monastery with legacy of prayer and friendship

After 64 years, Poor Clares leave monastery with legacy of prayer and friendship

| Susan Klemond | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the Poor Clare Sisters leave their Bloomington monastery to resettle in Rochester this month, the sound of the bells that have called them to prayer for at least 60 years will remind neighbors and local Catholics that good friends have moved away.

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