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Parishes seek to ramp up security after recent crimes

Parishes seek to ramp up security after recent crimes

| Susan Klemond | November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Along with security issues some parishes regularly face, the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris have given them another reason to consider whether their security plans are comprehensive.

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Daily Scriptures: November 8 – November 22, 2015

Daily Scriptures: November 8 – November 22, 2015

| November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Nov. 8
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kings 17:10-16
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

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Digital Edition – November 5, 2015

Digital Edition – November 5, 2015

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

A day in the life at St. John Vianney Seminary, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Veterans Mass, St. Sharbel relics, One year after Doe 1

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Families highlight ways Christian vocations are lived out

Families highlight ways Christian vocations are lived out

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | November 5, 2015

The conclusion of the recent synod on the “vocation and mission of the family” seems to have led seamlessly into National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 1-7. While this annual event focuses specifically on promoting three particular vocations — the call to the diaconate, to consecrated life and to the priesthood — the week is designed to lead all of us into a deeper reflection on the Christian reality of vocation.

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Christ’s sacrifice helps us make our own

Christ’s sacrifice helps us make our own

| Deacon Dan Gehler | November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

So many times when we hear the readings on Sunday we think, “Oh, it’s this one again,” and we might tune out because we think we know what it’s all about. The readings for Nov. 8 can fall into that category.

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Believe in ghosts? Regardless, pray for the dead

Believe in ghosts? Regardless, pray for the dead

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. What does the Church teach about ghosts? Are they real? What are we supposed to do with them?

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Can a mother forget her child? Honoring birthmothers

Can a mother forget her child? Honoring birthmothers

| Gretchen Traylor | November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Birth mothers, or “first mothers,” often experienced the loss of belonging during their unexpected pregnancies and relinquishment of children for adoption. They were hurt to the core by shame and isolation, being forced to deny the truth, and not allowed to grieve the loss of their children.

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The heart of a vocation: sacrificial love

The heart of a vocation: sacrificial love

| Father David Blume | November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

On July 1, I began my new assignment as the director of vocations for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. After having spent many joy-filled years in parish life where I regularly lifted up all vocations, I am now specifically focusing on promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life. It is a great joy to do so.

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Letters – November 5, 2015

Letters – November 5, 2015

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

– Drop the word ‘required’
– No pyramid found
– Cantors should be Catholic

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Ending political homelessness

Ending political homelessness

| Jason Adkins | November 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

For many Catholics, the most troubling aspect of the presidential campaign season is the feeling of political homelessness. Just when one of the candidates begins to sound sensible, something completely outrageous emerges out of his or her mouth. No single candidate seems to be addressing the many important policy questions of our day.

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Searching for peace with help from a sage

Searching for peace with help from a sage

| Christina Capecchi | November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is the book that somehow surfaces when you need it most — manna for the multi-tasker, solace for the stressed. It is the book you stock up on to give to others, to slip in Christmas stockings, to pay it forward. It is the book that spiritual directors recommend again and again: Father Jacques Philippe’s tiny paperback with the nondescript cover, the one that delivers everything its title promises: “Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart.”

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Religious community associates adopt charism, not vows

Religious community associates adopt charism, not vows

| Terry Griep | November 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

The majority of Twin Cities’ Catholics have not been called to vowed consecrated life. Yet, many lay men and women have sought — and found — a robust spiritual life by formally associating with professed religious men and women.

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