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Bringing Christ to the caucus

Bringing Christ to the caucus

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 17, 2016 | 2 Comments

Venturing into the political realm today can be an unappealing prospect. Sometimes it seems that American politics appeals to our base fears and prejudices, while advancing only the special interests of a powerful few.

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How to caucus: MCC explains

How to caucus: MCC explains

| Minnesota Catholic Conference | February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Catholics, caucusing provides us an opportunity not only to live out the call to faithful citizenship, but also to have a meaningful impact on the political process.

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St. Therese Southwest changes name

St. Therese Southwest changes name

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The nonprofit senior housing provider St. Therese Southwest Inc. changed its name to The Glenn Catholic Senior Communities Feb. 1.

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Black Lives Matter plans Crashed Ice protest at Cathedral

Black Lives Matter plans Crashed Ice protest at Cathedral

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said in a statement that the event will go on as planned.

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Hispanic hearts in Twin Cities  turn to Mexico for pope’s visit

Hispanic hearts in Twin Cities turn to Mexico for pope’s visit

| Bridget Ryder | February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

With anticipation and joy, Hispanic Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis had their hearts in Mexico for the last week, amid Pope Francis’ visit to the country Feb. 12-17.

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St. Paul’s Outreach celebrates 30 years of college ministry

St. Paul’s Outreach celebrates 30 years of college ministry

| Jessica Weinberger | February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Beyond choosing a field of study or deciding which dorm to call home, college students face deeper decisions: Who do they want to be? What do they believe in? For the first time, it’s up to them to decide, and many contemplate leaving their Catholic faith behind.

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Getting to know Jesus: A personal relationship?

Getting to know Jesus: A personal relationship?

| Jeff Cavins | February 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

Is there a such thing as a personal relationship with Christ? The answer is yes! When it comes to encountering Christ and continuing to mature in Christ, there are two aspects that are important: both a personal relationship as well as a corporate relationship. Both aspects of knowing Christ are necessary and should be embraced, fostered and celebrated.

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Finding mercy in friendship since 1988

Finding mercy in friendship since 1988

| Alyssa Bormes | February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are very few things that I have consistently done since 1988. Some of this is a mercy. Blue eye shadow is no longer among my cosmetics; shoulder pads are absent from my closet. However, since January 1988, two great friends have been in place, and we have a wonderful story.

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To give — and receive — radical forgiveness

To give — and receive — radical forgiveness

| Elizabeth Kelly | February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

If Lent is an invitation to contemplate the suffering Christ, then it is also a time to contemplate the forgiving Christ, “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” And in this Year of Mercy, it would do us well to remember that on the list of spiritual works of mercy, “to forgive offenses willingly,” is No. 5.

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Forest Lake ministry for widows, widowers forges friendships

Forest Lake ministry for widows, widowers forges friendships

| Sam Patet | February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

“There are a lot of hurting people,” said Deacon Terry Moravec, who ministers at St. Peter. A widower himself, he and Cindy Casey started the group two years ago with the prompting of their pastor, Father Daniel Bodin.

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Digital Edition: February 4, 2016

Digital Edition: February 4, 2016

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archdiocese welcomes two new Catholic schools, Father Ubel named missionary of mercy, Turnpike Mass, Drink for the thirsty, Shakopee school burns mortgage, Addiction recovery Mass, Annulments addressed

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28 ways to be a better Valentine

28 ways to be a better Valentine

| February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, The Catholic Spirit invited local marriage-focused organizations to share practical tips for Catholics seeking to build stronger marriages.

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