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How do you live the #SpiritOfLent?

How do you live the #SpiritOfLent?

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit wants to see how you live the “Spirit of Lent” by sharing on Instagram.

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When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

| Jeff Hedglen | February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A while back when I went to shake my friend’s hand, he pulled back and said he was sick and didn’t want to spread his germs. I said, “Thanks,” and just waved at him as we took our seats.

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Digital Edition – February 12, 2015

Digital Edition – February 12, 2015

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Healing Mass at Ham Lake, Religious communities open houses, UST’s “love doctor”, Almsgiving, Lent, Catholic Services Appeal, Meet Focolare, Pope to visit congress, St. Odilia on stage

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Action Alert: Contact your legislators

Action Alert: Contact your legislators

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

HF 439/SF 462: Help families of babies with chromosomal disorders
HF 342/SF 355: Restore the vote

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Dangers of surrogacy should prompt preventative action

Dangers of surrogacy should prompt preventative action

| Kathryn Mollen | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2014, the Minnesota Catholic Conference worked to successfully stop problematic legislation that would have legitimized commercial surrogacy contracts, which are currently not recognized under Minnesota law. This session, MCC is advocating for legislation that would establish a commission to study the issues and concerns associated with surrogacy arrangements, including how to ensure that we protect vulnerable women and children from potential exploitation and commodification.

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Courage and conviction: Catholic saves 2,500 kids

Courage and conviction: Catholic saves 2,500 kids

| Christina Capecchi | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Irena Sendler was 29 years old when Nazi tanks slithered into Warsaw, casting a shadow of fear over the city and slicing it apart with a walled-off ghetto for the Jewish residents.

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Archbishop answers FAQs on assets, creditors and potential property sales

Archbishop answers FAQs on assets, creditors and potential property sales

| Archbishop John Nienstedt for The Catholic Spirit | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Did the archdiocese create organizations like the CSAF to protect its assets from creditors during the Reorganization process?

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Appointments – February 12, 2015

Appointments – February 12, 2015

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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Catholic Services Appeal

Catholic Services Appeal

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Charity, transparency at heart of Catholic Services Appeal
Our 2014 CSA donation: Here’s where the money went
Hospital chaplains provide spiritual care with CSAF support

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Our 2014 CSA donation: Here’s where the money went

Our 2014 CSA donation: Here’s where the money went

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Donations to the 2015 Catholic Services Appeal are earmarked for priesthood formation, Catholic education and a host of ministries that focus on both the spiritual and temporal needs of God’s people in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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God’s will includes complex process of making choices

God’s will includes complex process of making choices

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. What is the difference between drifting along in life and letting God do his will in your life? I have not really pursued a lot of my life goals because I love God and I want to please him by doing what he wants me to do in my life. Is this the wrong approach to goals in life and doing God’s will?

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Focolare members united by desire to love God, neighbors

Focolare members united by desire to love God, neighbors

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a young college graduate considering the priesthood in the 1970s, Emery Koenig saw an ad from the international Catholic movement Focolare offering a concerete way to live out the Gospel.

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