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Appointments: September 8, 2016

Appointments: September 8, 2016

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointment in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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Do you know that Jesus is thirsting for your love?

Do you know that Jesus is thirsting for your love?

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 8, 2016

On Sept. 4, Pope Francis gave the Church an incredible gift of a new saint: St. Teresa of Kolkata — arguably one of the world’s most famous people when she died. Besides receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and honorary degrees from places like Harvard, she also opened houses to serve the poor on every continent and founded a new religious community that today numbers more than 5,000 and is still growing.

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¿Sabes que Jesús tiene sed de ti?

¿Sabes que Jesús tiene sed de ti?

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 8, 2016

El 4 de septiembre, el Papa Francisco dio a la Iglesia un increíble regalo de un nueva santa: Santa Teresa de Kolkata — posiblemente una de las personas más famosas del mundo cuando murió. Además de recibir el Premio Nobel de la Paz y títulos honorarios de lugares como la Universidad de Harvard, ella también abrió casas para servir a los pobres en todos los continentes y fundó una nueva comunidad religiosa que cuenta hoy con más de 5,000 religiosas y sigue creciendo.

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New reporter comes aboard for The Catholic Spirit

New reporter comes aboard for The Catholic Spirit

| September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

Matthew Davis began work as a reporter for The Catholic Spirit Aug. 29

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Complementarity: a timeless truth

Complementarity: a timeless truth

| Deborah Savage | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II’s teaching on the theology of the body has been the subject of countless publications and widely discussed in Catholic media. Institutes have been formed to train and certify those interested in disseminating the teaching further. It is a beautiful teaching, a gift to the world at a time when human sexuality and human relationships have undergone a truly dramatic upheaval, leaving many of us confused and uncertain about what to think.

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Dreaming of the Caribbean: adventures and homecomings

Dreaming of the Caribbean: adventures and homecomings

| Christina Capecchi | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The phone call came when I was boiling sweet corn — suppertime on a hum-drum Sunday whose excitement peaked with a trip to the grocery store.

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What can I do to help my children stay Catholic?

What can I do to help my children stay Catholic?

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. I try to do all I can to help our children know of God’s love for them. I want them to be truly Catholic, not merely in name, but as their deepest identity. In the face of a seemingly hostile culture, what can I do?

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New leadership sparks unprecedented student involvement in U of M campus ministry

New leadership sparks unprecedented student involvement in U of M campus ministry

| Jessica Weinberger | September 7, 2016 | 10 Comments

On an average weekend at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, 1,200 students gather together — not to attend a Gopher sporting event or house party — but to attend one of three Sunday Masses at St. Lawrence Church and Newman Center on the northwestern edge of Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood.

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Motherhood in the digital age

Motherhood in the digital age

| Beth Blair | September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

Amid diapers and dinner, Catholic moms turn to blogging for camaraderie and creative outlet

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Bury the dead

Bury the dead

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The seventh corporal work of mercy is to bury the dead. It is different from the other six because it is not given by Jesus with his set of judgment criteria (Mt 25:35-36), but was added later to round out the list to the biblical number of seven. Also, it isn’t directed to the bodily needs of someone who is living, but rather to the body of someone who has died.

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The nitty-gritty of surrogacy arrangements

The nitty-gritty of surrogacy arrangements

| Bridget Ryder | September 7, 2016 | 6 Comments

When plans change, parties become at odds with financial responsibilities, well-being of children

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New ministry equips grandparents to pass along the faith

New ministry equips grandparents to pass along the faith

| Susan Klemond | September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Carl and Susan Keeney began teaching their granddaughter about the Catholic faith while she lived with them during the first years of her life. The girl is now 10 and the couple, parishioners at St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park, has continued to teach her. They helped prepare her for baptism this spring, but to their disappointment, the girl’s mother (their former daughter-in-law) wouldn’t allow her to be baptized.

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