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Back-to-back Masses reminder of liturgy’s ‘sublime work’

Back-to-back Masses reminder of liturgy’s ‘sublime work’

| Father John Paul Erickson | December 15, 2017 | 5 Comments

Unlike the sacred triduum the date of Christmas is quite set. Because of this, parishes and pastors find themselves this year in the unenviable position of celebrating the Solemnity of Christmas only hours after lighting the final candle on the Advent wreath.

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Taking battle notes from Star Wars

Taking battle notes from Star Wars

| Sarah Spangenberg | December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” bring this dynamic to life on the silver screen and provide a profound image of our duty as Catholics in today’s culture and public arena: to be workers, ministers and prophets of a future not our own.

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Our marriages support our priests

Our marriages support our priests

| Brad Parent | December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

As soon as I hung up the phone, questions began swirling in my head. When the dust settled a bit, I realized that in addition to all the questions I had about my brother, I also couldn’t help but ask myself, “What does this mean for me?”

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The ‘bitter pill’ of false liberation

The ‘bitter pill’ of false liberation

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | December 11, 2017 | 10 Comments

A major study published on December 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that hormonal contraception increases the risk of breast cancer for women. The research used all of Denmark as its sample, following nearly 1.8 million Danish women of childbearing age for over a decade.

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Why wait? How Advent changes us

Why wait? How Advent changes us

| December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wait, they said. Good news will come.

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The art of apology

The art of apology

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | December 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

My mother passed away this summer rather suddenly, but her many lessons remain with our family. While I learned countless things from my mom, one of the most important things she taught me was the significance of an apology.

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The art of giving, the challenge of Advent

The art of giving, the challenge of Advent

| Christina Capecchi | December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Oprah Winfrey sings and claps when presented with the $69 lunch box that makes her 2017 “Favorite Things” list.

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The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

This season sparkles with joy. We open our homes to family and friends, greeting each other at wreath-decked doors under twinkling lights.

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Entering the storm

Entering the storm

| Vincenzo Randazzo | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A friend told me about a family stuck in a blizzard late at night in an unfamiliar, remote area. They’d seen no one else on the road in hours. Their car, though safe and mechanically sound, ran out of gas. Their cell phones were dead, and even if they had power, reception was low.

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St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

| Rachel Herbeck | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many, but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God and intent on relaying the truth to others, including Muslim sultans.

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Harvey Weinstein’s not alone

Harvey Weinstein’s not alone

| Greg Erlandson | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Harvey Weinstein is a pig.

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No baby, but still giving thanks

No baby, but still giving thanks

| Christina Capecchi | November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even before she was married, Emily Stimpson Chapman asked for baby prayers.

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