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Christian brother reflects on life, future of Lasallian tradition

Christian brother reflects on life, future of Lasallian tradition

| Susan Klemond | January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Once every century during its 300-year history, the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools has faced a crisis, and the post-Vatican II period has been one of those centennial marks, according to Brother Paul Grass, a Lasallian Christian Brother who has studied and helped compile the Institute’s history.

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Letters – January 7, 2016

Letters – January 7, 2016

| January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Don’t edit history

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Embracing the prodigal son

Embracing the prodigal son

| Alyssa Bormes | December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

It seems fair to say that I was a recalcitrant teen and 20-something, but the good Lord reached into those turbulent years planting moments of grace.

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Joy to the World!

Joy to the World!

| December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas from the staff of The Catholic Spirit!

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Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

| Patricia Gries | December 21, 2015 | 4 Comments

Patricia Gries, a lay woman who played a leadership role in the post-counciliar Church, offers her thoughts about the impact of Vatican II in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Tommies fall to Mount Union in Division III championship

Tommies fall to Mount Union in Division III championship

| December 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

University of Saint Thomas loses 49-35 to the Mount Union Purple Raiders in Division III championship (Stagg Bowl)

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Digital Edition – December 17, 2015

Digital Edition – December 17, 2015

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christmas, Advent – Week 4, Listening Sessions overview, Vatican II at 50, Twin Cities Catholic Chorale, Holy Doors open, Year of Mercy, Deacon ordination, North Minneapolis peace and justice

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Mary teaches us to hope in her son, Jesus Christ

Mary teaches us to hope in her son, Jesus Christ

| Deacon Barry Reuwsaat | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I was in third grade, I spent many days playing backyard football with my friends. On one particular occasion, I was tackled on the cement and fractured my left collarbone. I got up and walked home to see my mother for help.

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Selling items in church; Maria Goretti’s remains

Selling items in church; Maria Goretti’s remains

| Father Kenneth Doyle | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I am wondering about Church law (and your own feelings) on people coming to Mass and being confronted every week with different parish clubs and organizations trying to sell something. I’ve always thought that we go to Mass to show our reverence for the Lord and not to walk into a flea market.

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Can there be too much mercy?

Can there be too much mercy?

| Alyssa Bormes | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are times when it is all just too much. We are too busy, too overwhelmed, tired, lonely or a host of too many other things. But are there ever times when mercy is too much?

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St. Joseph a much-needed model for Catholic men

St. Joseph a much-needed model for Catholic men

| Matthew James Christoff | December 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

There is a Catholic “man-crisis.” Many men have quit Catholicism and many fail to practice the faith. Many Catholic men have lost sight of the powerful attractiveness of heroic Catholic manhood.

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Holy Year a time to recommit to Christ’s mission of mercy

Holy Year a time to recommit to Christ’s mission of mercy

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | December 17, 2015

I wasn’t very excited by the prospect of spending St. Patrick’s Day 2013 in Rome. But the executive board of Caritas Internationalis was meeting at that time and I was obligated to be there. My Irish mother had always made sure that we celebrated the patron of Ireland appropriately, and she surely would not have approved of corned beef and rigatoni.

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