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Local Ukrainians say faith is a uniting force amid conflict

Local Ukrainians say faith is a uniting force amid conflict

| Susan Klemond | March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia following months of protests for government change, Ukrainians in Minnesota and Kiev say peacemaking and justice efforts promoted by many of the country’s faith communities are helping.

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Rediscover: Lent

Rediscover: Lent

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Making prayer an integral part of the Lenten season
– Local author hopes novel will help readers see Passion of Christ with ‘fresh eyes’
– Cor Jesu: Coming together to celebrate the heart of Jesus
– During Lent, form life-giving habits
– Standing in the gap

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Cardiac care program receives award

Cardiac care program receives award

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

St. Therese, a faith-based senior care and housing organization, accepted an Aging Services of Minnesota Leading Change Innovation Award for its cardiac care program Feb. 7 at the Aging Services of Minnesota Institute and Expo.

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When is the right time to move? Consider these tips

When is the right time to move? Consider these tips

| Scott Saffert and Lola Amendt for The Catholic Spirit | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Marianne and Dennis have lived in the same home for their entire marriage of 62 years. They raised children, re-modeled living spaces, celebrated holidays, hosted parties and created loving memories in their home.

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What I learned in the Philippines

What I learned in the Philippines

| Archbishop Joseph Kurtz | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Catholics in the United States should know that their generosity enables essential work of the Gospel, serving those in need without any thought of repayment.”

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Home: A foundation for everything in life

Home: A foundation for everything in life

| Kathy Tomlin | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Home is where we start and end our days. It’s where we keep our belongings safe, create healthy meals, have space to be alone, entertain family and friends, deal with distress, and prepare for our future.

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Like a child: Mindfulness as a way to praise God

Like a child: Mindfulness as a way to praise God

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since becoming a mom, I’ve discovered that young kids have an astonishing ability to ignore both past and future. They are experts at being totally, completely in the moment.

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Dating after a divorce? Capitalize deity pronouns?

Dating after a divorce? Capitalize deity pronouns?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. A few years ago, I fell away from the practice of my Catholic faith. During that time, I ended up marrying a man who was very abusive verbally and mentally. I divorced him recently, but not without waiting and praying for a change in behavior that would save the marriage.

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What Olympians can teach us about the pursuit of greatness and glory

What Olympians can teach us about the pursuit of greatness and glory

| Deacon Marc Paveglio | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just recently, the winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, concluded, and the victors went home with their medals. I’m always riveted by the level of power, agility and endurance these athletes display on the ice and snow. I’m even more impressed, however, by their stories. Many of them discovered their talents at an early age and then committed their entire lives to the perfection of their physical and mental abilities. They trained every day, they sought the best coaches, and they sacrificed myriads of other opportunities, interests and pleasures for the pursuit of one single goal — Olympic glory.

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Lenten reads

Lenten reads

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

What are you reading this Lenten season?

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Funds from CRS Rice Bowl come back to archdiocese

Funds from CRS Rice Bowl come back to archdiocese

| Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis for The Catholic Spirit | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each year, 25 percent of the proceeds collected in the archdiocese through Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl return to help fund the programs of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Digital Edition – February 27, 2014

Digital Edition – February 27, 2014

| February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seek first the kingdom of God, CSA, Catholic Services Appeal Foundation, National Catholic Sisters Week, Getting ready for Lent, Rediscovering joy in health care, Local author – The Thief, Rediscover: Lent

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