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Inconcluso

Inconcluso

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hace cuatro años, en septiembre, me senté a la mesa de la cocina en la rectoría leyendo el periódico. Yo era un pastor de la parroquia y había estado sirviendo parroquias y escuelas por más de 23 años. Vi los titulares y me molestó. Había otra historia sobre el abuso sexual del clero. Me sentí enojado con los líderes de la Iglesia y abogados de lucha. Me sentí frustrado porque este asunto había estado ocurriendo desde antes de que fuera ordenado. Sentía tristeza y compasión por las víctimas y sus familias.
Yo no tenía ni idea de que en menos de una semana, sería nombrado vicario general y moderador de la curia de la archidiócesis.

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To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

| Deacon Stephan Najarian | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus used many parables to describe the kingdom of heaven. It’s like a mustard seed, a treasure buried in a field, a pearl of great price, and, as we hear this Sunday, like a wedding feast. The Book of Revelation describes heaven as the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb: Jesus the bridegroom, celebrating the union with his bride, the Church, in one huge banquet for all eternity.

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How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. I know that prayer needs to be a part of my life, but I never know what to say. I find myself either daydreaming or just rambling to God. How can I pray better?

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Mobile clinic relies on power of ultrasounds to save lives

Mobile clinic relies on power of ultrasounds to save lives

| Jessica Weinberger | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a bustling Target parking lot in Shakopee, it’s difficult for busy shoppers to miss the large 31-foot RV parked prominently in the back with a sign listing a menu of free services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and other resources. And that’s exactly what Alpha Women’s Center Executive Director Anne Fredrickson hopes.

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Mission at the heart of Christian faith

Mission at the heart of Christian faith

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being the Church of the little flock of Jesus

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When small is big – World Mission Sunday

When small is big – World Mission Sunday

| Susan Klemond | October 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Indian mission diocese’s basic Christian communities grow in faith and service together

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Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

| Christina Capecchi | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron in his pick-up the night it ripped through Houston. The 38-year-old priest had been visiting his brother and had to pull over on an overpass 3 miles from his home in the flood-ravaged southeast side.

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‘Mother!’ and the God of the Bible

‘Mother!’ and the God of the Bible

| Bishop Robert Barron | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, “Mother!,” has certainly stirred up a storm — and no wonder. It features murder, point-blank executions, incinerations, and the killing and devouring of a child. I know: a pleasant evening at the movies. “Mother!” will seem just deeply weird unless you see it as a fairly straightforward allegory. Once you crack the code, it will make a certain sense, though the message it is trying to convey is, at best, pretty ambiguous.

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St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

| Susan Klemond | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The statue, accompanied by a carved owl, is giving the couple, parishioners at St. Joseph in West St. Paul, the opportunity to tell neighbors, dog walkers and others passing their Smith Avenue home about the 13th-century Italian saint, whom some don’t recognize.

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Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

| Jonathan Liedl | September 29, 2017 | 47 Comments

Zinos said she’s deeply motivated by messages from people who are suffering as a result of the new gender theory: parents of children confused about their sexual identity, families facing the loss of child custody because they won’t condone transgenderism and young adults scarred from irreversible transition surgeries.

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Digital Edition – September 28, 2017

Digital Edition – September 28, 2017

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blessed Stanley Rother, Priest addresses racism, Options for Women moves, Confronting Transgenderism, Football and character, Health care bill, Retirement planning

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The Church, young people and the role of parents

The Church, young people and the role of parents

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 28, 2017 | 37 Comments

As Catholics, we have to be alarmed by statistics that show how many of our young people are leaving the Church. Researchers say that now fully half of our young people leave the Church after high school, and some say that only 7 percent of millennials raised Catholic still actively practice their faith today — meaning they’ll attend weekly Mass, pray a few times each week, and say their faith is “extremely” or “very” important. We are in danger of losing a generation of Catholics.

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