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Epiphany’s universal call continues

Epiphany’s universal call continues

| Jonathan Liedl | January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every year, by the grace of God, the gift of Christmas takes hold of me more completely. As my understanding of the Incarnation deepens and my gratitude for all God has done in my life grows, it becomes increasingly impossible to make sense of my life, who I am and what I am doing here, apart from the great love revealed and given in Christ’s incarnation. My life is a question that is incoherent and meaningless apart from the answer that is Jesus.

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A renewed commitment to our faith

A renewed commitment to our faith

| January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

This new year offers us an opportunity for a renewed commitment to our faith. It can begin with a greater commitment to having faith in God, a God we can trust and rely on completely, in all situations, regardless of whether we fully believe he can help us.

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The story of our lives

The story of our lives

| Christina Capecchi | January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’m beginning the new year with a clean office. It seems a good place to start, a practical way to set me up for any other resolutions I make.

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The wisdom of ‘I don’t know’

The wisdom of ‘I don’t know’

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

I once read an interview with a pastor who said that the most important thing a parent can say to a child is often, “I don’t know.”

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A queen and two popes

A queen and two popes

| Greg Erlandson | January 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Verisimilitude” is a $10 word that is quite handy these days. It means “giving the appearance of being true or real.”

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Pray, prepare and live as priest, prophet and king

Pray, prepare and live as priest, prophet and king

| Deacon Gordon Bird | December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Keep those lamps trimmed and burning, as the hymn goes — reminding us as Jesus taught so often to be on watch and stay prepared.

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Viewing the gift of Christmas with fresh eyes

Viewing the gift of Christmas with fresh eyes

| Jonathan Liedl | December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A few summers ago, Andy Grammer’s “Fresh Eyes” was a popular hit on Twin Cities radio stations. With lyrics like “It’s human nature / to miss what’s under your nose,” the catchy pop tune was an ode to looking at what one already has with “fresh eyes,” transforming the routine and mundane into a gift to be cherished and appreciated.

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Feast of Epiphany: Seeking safety and freedom to live out God’s call

Feast of Epiphany: Seeking safety and freedom to live out God’s call

| Katherine Cross | December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Each year across Minnesota, on the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, Catholics mark Immigration Sunday (this year Jan. 5). In sacred art we see the Holy Family fleeing to Egypt in search of safe haven from King Herod, who wanted to kill the infant Jesus in an effort to prevent his reign as our eternal King.

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Never taken for a ride

Never taken for a ride

| Liz Kelly | December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I was about 10, my father — bless his generous heart — bought me something I had wanted my entire young life: a Pinto, a particular breed of horse with large patches of white, black and brown. This Pinto was named Windy. We spotted her ad in the paper that spring; she was in foal, trained to ride and drive. This last bit was important because the horse who usually pulled our sleigh had died. Windy was a bargain with a foal to boot. Two horses for the price of one. Dad got on the phone and bought her “sight unseen.”

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The more, the merrier

The more, the merrier

| George P. Matysek Jr. | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Zipping down the path toward marriage after a few months of dating, my future wife pulled me aside one sunny afternoon and asked how many children I thought would be ideal for our family.

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Is streaming ‘cutting the cord,’ or just the next-best thing?

Is streaming ‘cutting the cord,’ or just the next-best thing?

| Mark Pattison | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, Americans were grinding their teeth about the cost of cable TV.

Cable franchises, which have monopoly power in most U.S. cities and counties, were jacking up the bills on subscribers because their cable packages included channels subscribers weren’t watching and didn’t want.

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Seeing God in the face of a child

Seeing God in the face of a child

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Lord of hosts, restore us; let your face shine on us, that we may be saved” (Ps 80:20).

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