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Lost but found: Parables reveal depth of God’s love

Lost but found: Parables reveal depth of God’s love

| Deacon Bruce Anderson | September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the final parable of the Gospel, we hear of the prodigal son. The love that the father gives to the son shows us the depth of the love that God has for each one of us.

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The Catholic difference: Living inside the Bible

The Catholic difference: Living inside the Bible

| George Weigel | September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The priests and people of Pasierbiec recently constructed a stunning, contemporary Via Crucis, in which figures such as Blessed John Paul II are “inserted” into the traditional Stations of the Cross.

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Matthew’s Gospel is excellent ‘textbook’ on Jesus’ teachings

Matthew’s Gospel is excellent ‘textbook’ on Jesus’ teachings

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

St. Matthew was a tax collector who became an apostle in response to Jesus’ invitation, ‘Follow me.’ He was also an evangelist whose Gospel was intended for a Jewish-Christian audience.

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Pope to lead Vatican prayer vigil Sept. 7 for peace in Syria

Pope to lead Vatican prayer vigil Sept. 7 for peace in Syria

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has sent information to its priests and deacons about how they can mark this intention with their parishioners.

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Daily Scriptures: September 1 – September 15, 2013

Daily Scriptures: September 1 – September 15, 2013

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Sept. 1
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a
Luke 14:1, 7-14

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Digital Edition – August 29, 2013

Digital Edition – August 29, 2013

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mass for Persons with Disabilities, Pope Francis denounces Syria, The Catholic Spirit to redesign newspaper and website, Back to School, 50th anniversary of March on Washington, Parish welcomes Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, K of C reaches out to Spanish-speaking community

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Rediscover: Prayer

Rediscover: Prayer

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

– ‘Prayer isn’t a cosmic vending machine’
– Crashed ice: Where hockey dream ends, faith begins
– How do your best days begin?
– What is prayer? Why should I pray?

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Back to School – 2013

Back to School – 2013

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Neighborhood outreach pays off for Ascension School
– Students and teachers benefit from ‘flipped’ classroom
– AP classes give students jump start on college
– Mahtomedi school is first Catholic IB Primary Years Program in Midwest
– Renting days are numbered for Ave Maria Academy

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News Notes – August 29, 2013

News Notes – August 29, 2013

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Basilica of St. Mary garners Minnesota preservation award
– Woman professes perpetual vows
– Local pastor visits Croatia for meeting
– Catholic United sets goal of more kits
– Priest to celebrate 50th anniversary

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Health care professionals retreat

Health care professionals retreat

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Curatio Apostolate of Health Care Professionals presents a three-day retreat for those who work in health care Sept. 13 to 15 at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo.

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Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

| Deacon Joseph Kirembwe | August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have seen many people — politicians, celebrities, even priests — especially in Uganda where I grew up, demanding honor and respect from others. Being honored and respected is good. But, if we overly demand it from others, it may not be good. The readings of this Sunday challenge us as Jesus’ followers to learn to be humble.

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Why choose a Catholic school?

Why choose a Catholic school?

| Todd Flanders | August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why Catholic schools? The question is more urgent than ever in a crowded K-12 marketplace. It’s not enough for a Catholic school to be a smaller version of a public school, with prayer and service projects added. Essential as prayer and service are, ours is first a teaching mission. If we are to serve families well, we need to focus on how that mission makes a contribution not offered elsewhere.

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