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Bill Nye is not the Philosophy Guy

Bill Nye is not the Philosophy Guy

| Bishop Robert Barron | April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Reliable sources have informed me that for the millennial generation Bill Nye is a figure of great importance, due to his widely-watched program from the 1990’s called “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Evidently, he taught a large swath of American youth the fundamentals of experimental science and became for them a sort of paragon of reason. Well, I’ll take their word for it.

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Bishops’ visit to Capitol models faithful citizenship

Bishops’ visit to Capitol models faithful citizenship

| Jonathan Liedl | March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the bishops of Minnesota had breakfast with Gov. Mark Dayton and met with legislators at the State Capitol in mid-March, they weren’t just “keeping up appearances.” Beyond the pleasantries and the occasional photo-op, the day was a powerful encapsulation of the mission of the Minnesota Catholic Conference: to protect human dignity and advance the common good by living out the Church’s right and responsibility to participate in public conversation about laws and policies.

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Minnesota’s budget: Finding the right ‘measure’

Minnesota’s budget: Finding the right ‘measure’

| Jason Adkins | March 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

One of the main debates at the State Capitol this year centers on what to do with a projected $900 million budget surplus, the result of anticipated revenues for this current budget biennium exceeding planned government expenditures.

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Stepping up to the challenge to become Watchmen

Stepping up to the challenge to become Watchmen

| Jeff Cavins | March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Watchmen movement was formally launched at the archdiocesan men’s conference Feb. 27. More than 1,600 men stood up and pledged that they would work hard to provide, protect and lead in their families and parishes. It truly was a moving moment to see that many men stand in solidarity and conviction concerning their Catholic faith.

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Failure of all-or-nothing politics

Failure of all-or-nothing politics

| Shawn Peterson | March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even someone as accustomed to political victory as Otto von Bismarck said that “[p]olitics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.”

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Nun who kissed Elvis, ditched Hollywood and found her home

Nun who kissed Elvis, ditched Hollywood and found her home

| Christina Capecchi | March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dolores Hart was 19 when she filmed her first movie scene: kissing Elvis Presley.

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Being human: Pope Francis delights many, frustrates some

Being human: Pope Francis delights many, frustrates some

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

The pope is human. Pope Francis demonstrated that in Mexico, as he does wherever he goes, and most people find it attractive most of the time. In Pope Francis, Catholics can see a real person trying to live his faith in a complicated world.

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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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‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

| February 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

How can racism be overcome? A black educator shares ideas that are part of the formation of young people at an inner-city Catholic elementary school and appropriate for all ages.

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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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