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Don’t fear that your prayers don’t make a difference

Don’t fear that your prayers don’t make a difference

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q. I am struggling with the idea that prayer does anything. I mean, if God really cared about us, why would he need us to ask for anything before he gave it to us? I understand thanking God, but how do our prayers make any real difference?

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‘Graced & Gifted’ event aims to offer inspiration to Catholic women

‘Graced & Gifted’ event aims to offer inspiration to Catholic women

| Sharon Wilson for The Catholic Spirit | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of women are expected to gather Oct. 26 for an event seeking to inform, refresh and nurture Catholic women across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Something old, something new: the allure of vintage

Something old, something new: the allure of vintage

| Christina Capecchi | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Immediately, I started scheming about how to adorn the bare walls. Left to my own devices, I would’ve headed to the nearest Kohl’s and filled my cart with home décor of the live-love-laugh variety, but Ted urged me to wait.

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Carmelite remembered for gentleness, humility

Carmelite remembered for gentleness, humility

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Carmelite Father Joseph V. Vaccaro, 84, died on Sept. 28 at the Little Sisters of the Poor Holy Family Residence.

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Appointments – October 10, 2013

Appointments – October 10, 2013

| October 10, 2013

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

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Leper shows us best way to give thanks to Christ

Leper shows us best way to give thanks to Christ

| Deacon Timothy Gapinski | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ten lepers were healed by Jesus, but only one returned. On the surface, this passage is about being thankful to God. But its full meaning goes deeper.

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Members of Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force announced

Members of Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force announced

| October 10, 2013

The members — none of whom are employed by the archdiocese or any of its parishes — bring different areas of expertise to the group, whose findings and recommendations will be released publicly when a final report is complete.

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We are called to godliness, even in the business world

We are called to godliness, even in the business world

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The new evangelization has focused on bringing Catholics back to the church so that the word of God and his sacraments can take hold of us and join us to him. At the same time, there is much work to be done for Catholics to bring God into the world.

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Peasant’s prayer for the modern age

Peasant’s prayer for the modern age

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a shout out for the rosary — that prayer you can pray when you’re discombobulated, waiting in the doctor’s office, driving to and from work, too distracted to meditate, lonely in a big city or sitting with the dying or even by oneself.

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Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force

Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force

| October 9, 2013

Six members of the Ministerial Standards Task Force were announced at an Oct. 9 press conference. Read more about these members.

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New book shows how we’re all saints in the making

New book shows how we’re all saints in the making

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lino Rulli, St. Paul native and host of Sirius/XM Radio’s “The Catholic Guy” show, makes the tongue-in-cheek case for why the Church should canonize him today in his new book “Saint.”

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