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One in three adults 65 and older fall each year. In 2005 alone more than 1.8 million seniors were treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries. Simple adjustments to daily activities can greatly reduce the risk of a fall.
The Minnesota Catholic Conference applauds lawmakers’ attempts to close the achievement gap, yet there are pragmatic questions regarding how achievement will be measured, consequences and alternative learning options for students.
By taking on something new, consider what is being compromised. Your prayer life? Your family life? Your sleep schedule? Your exercise routine? A “yes” to one commitment requires a “no” to another.
In a world increasingly confused about truth, students must learn there are some things knowable by faith alone, many by reason alone and often, especially in moral matters, by both faith and reason.
Sharon Wilson, respect life director for the archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life, recently interviewed David Bereit, co-founder of 40 Days for Life, an international pro-life campaign that encourages prayer, fasting and peaceful vigils to end abortion. The following is an edited version of the interview.
The Cathedral is home to the archbishop’s chair — the “cathedra” — and it is considered his official church. In 2009, it was designated as the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul by the Vatican and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
This year, churches and schools might reduce expenses if they take advantage of a new purchasing program sponsored by the archdiocese.