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Caring for creation an act of mercy

Caring for creation an act of mercy

| James Ennis | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we approach Divine Mercy Sunday, I have been thinking a lot about the mercy of God and the Church’s more recent efforts to teach us about — and remind us of — this most beautiful attribute of God. April 22, the day before Divine Mercy Sunday, also happens to be Earth Day, when many around the world promote the need to protect the earth’s precious resources.

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Men who turn heads — to Christ

Men who turn heads — to Christ

| Vincenzo Randazzo | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our two cars pulled into the church lot right next to each other. We all stepped out, 10 men, suited up and looking sharp. Dressing to the nines and going to Sunday Mass is normal for my friends and me, but our normal was interrupted this particular Sunday.

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The scriptural basis for baptism

The scriptural basis for baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments. It was established by Jesus and has a strong biblical basis. The Gospels report that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. Jesus modeled the reception of baptism. Jesus saw the spiritual value of baptism for himself and, in doing so, showed that those who believe in him should also be baptized.

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Wounds a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice

Wounds a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Gospel for April 23 gives us another encounter with the risen Lord Jesus: “He showed them his hands and his side” (Jn 20:20). The risen Jesus doesn’t leave his wounds behind when he shows himself to the disciples. Rather, he shows evidence of his Passion.

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Silent retreats can help form daily prayer habits

Silent retreats can help form daily prayer habits

| Sarah Moon | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2013, Jim Reinhardt built a cabin in western Wisconsin to have an office space near southeast Minnesota, where he often works with clients who’ve been injured on a job. But Reinhardt, who attends Holy Family in St. Louis Park, also shares the cabin with family and friends, and uses it to spend quiet time with God.

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From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

| Jessica Weinberger | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey’s unconventional life-balancing work as an actor, cantor and his other role, a licensed professional counselor, is far from his original plan of becoming a physician.

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ACCW to honor four women for parish volunteerism

ACCW to honor four women for parish volunteerism

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

At the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s annual convention April 21-22 at St. Odilia in Shoreview, leaders will present Laywomen Volunteer Awards to four women.

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Walk the Moon, Gavin DeGraw among Basilica Block Party performers

Walk the Moon, Gavin DeGraw among Basilica Block Party performers

| April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Proceeds from the 22-year-old event benefit The Basilica Landmark, which preserves and restores the historic church. A portion of all proceeds also goes to the parish’s St. Vincent de Paul outreach program, which provides services to people in need.

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Digital Edition – April 6, 2017

Digital Edition – April 6, 2017

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Holy Week/Easter, Karenni converts, A space to hear God, Victims/survivors meeting, Early Catholic Family Life, Fatima visionaries, 100-year-old convert

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Love is both tolerant and intolerant

Love is both tolerant and intolerant

| Bishop Robert Barron | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every community, inevitably, has a value or set of values that it considers fundamental — some basic good that positions every other claim to goodness.

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The light of faith in public life

The light of faith in public life

| Jason Adkins | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholics must play an important part in the renewal of public life. And they should do so as Catholics, not just as citizens who happen to be Catholic.

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Evangelization by hitchhiking: How to find an on-ramp

Evangelization by hitchhiking: How to find an on-ramp

| Christina Capecchi | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The place infants nod off and teens open up is also where road-weary adults will probe their spirituality — in the car.

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