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Letters – October 12, 2017

Letters – October 12, 2017

| October 12, 2017 | 8 Comments

Transgender article marginalizing

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Unfinished

Unfinished

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 12, 2017 | 6 Comments

Four years ago in September, I sat at the kitchen table in the rectory reading the newspaper. I was a parish pastor and had been serving parishes and schools for over 23 years. I saw the headlines and was disturbed. There was yet another story on clergy sexual abuse. I felt angry at Church leaders and fighting attorneys. I felt frustrated that this issue had been going on since before I was ordained. I felt sadness and compassion for victims and their families.

I was clueless that in less than a week, I would be named vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese.

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Inconcluso

Inconcluso

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hace cuatro años, en septiembre, me senté a la mesa de la cocina en la rectoría leyendo el periódico. Yo era un pastor de la parroquia y había estado sirviendo parroquias y escuelas por más de 23 años. Vi los titulares y me molestó. Había otra historia sobre el abuso sexual del clero. Me sentí enojado con los líderes de la Iglesia y abogados de lucha. Me sentí frustrado porque este asunto había estado ocurriendo desde antes de que fuera ordenado. Sentía tristeza y compasión por las víctimas y sus familias.
Yo no tenía ni idea de que en menos de una semana, sería nombrado vicario general y moderador de la curia de la archidiócesis.

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To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

To have Mass, we need to foster priestly vocations

| Deacon Stephan Najarian | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus used many parables to describe the kingdom of heaven. It’s like a mustard seed, a treasure buried in a field, a pearl of great price, and, as we hear this Sunday, like a wedding feast. The Book of Revelation describes heaven as the eternal wedding feast of the Lamb: Jesus the bridegroom, celebrating the union with his bride, the Church, in one huge banquet for all eternity.

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How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. I know that prayer needs to be a part of my life, but I never know what to say. I find myself either daydreaming or just rambling to God. How can I pray better?

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Mobile clinic relies on power of ultrasounds to save lives

Mobile clinic relies on power of ultrasounds to save lives

| Jessica Weinberger | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a bustling Target parking lot in Shakopee, it’s difficult for busy shoppers to miss the large 31-foot RV parked prominently in the back with a sign listing a menu of free services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and other resources. And that’s exactly what Alpha Women’s Center Executive Director Anne Fredrickson hopes.

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Mission at the heart of Christian faith

Mission at the heart of Christian faith

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Being the Church of the little flock of Jesus

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When small is big – World Mission Sunday

When small is big – World Mission Sunday

| Susan Klemond | October 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Indian mission diocese’s basic Christian communities grow in faith and service together

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Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

| Christina Capecchi | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron in his pick-up the night it ripped through Houston. The 38-year-old priest had been visiting his brother and had to pull over on an overpass 3 miles from his home in the flood-ravaged southeast side.

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‘Mother!’ and the God of the Bible

‘Mother!’ and the God of the Bible

| Bishop Robert Barron | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, “Mother!,” has certainly stirred up a storm — and no wonder. It features murder, point-blank executions, incinerations, and the killing and devouring of a child. I know: a pleasant evening at the movies. “Mother!” will seem just deeply weird unless you see it as a fairly straightforward allegory. Once you crack the code, it will make a certain sense, though the message it is trying to convey is, at best, pretty ambiguous.

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St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

St. Francis statue brings new life to old tree in West St. Paul

| Susan Klemond | October 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The statue, accompanied by a carved owl, is giving the couple, parishioners at St. Joseph in West St. Paul, the opportunity to tell neighbors, dog walkers and others passing their Smith Avenue home about the 13th-century Italian saint, whom some don’t recognize.

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Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

| Jonathan Liedl | September 29, 2017 | 47 Comments

Zinos said she’s deeply motivated by messages from people who are suffering as a result of the new gender theory: parents of children confused about their sexual identity, families facing the loss of child custody because they won’t condone transgenderism and young adults scarred from irreversible transition surgeries.

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