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A daydreaming believer

A daydreaming believer

| Greg Erlandson | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

I often follow along in my missalette the words of the entire Mass, not because I am pious but because I am a chronic daydreamer. Looking at the words on the page and thinking about them can keep me focused … for a while. But then something sends me off again.

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Sweet spots and sacrifices

Sweet spots and sacrifices

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

I try not to stop singing, even when my voice isn’t strong enough. We all have a sweet spot, but we don’t get to stay there. We’re singing the whole song together.

Same for our callings.

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On freezing embryos and consciences

On freezing embryos and consciences

| Richard Doerflinger | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Days apart, clinics offering in vitro fertilization in Cleveland and San Francisco had malfunctions in their storage tanks, endangering thousands of frozen eggs and embryos.

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Breaking the curvature

Breaking the curvature

| Vincenzo Randazzo | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

At the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 10, I knew our keynote speaker, Msgr. Thomas Richter, would be good.

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A grace ovation

A grace ovation

| Liz Kelly | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a gift to my brother on the occasion of his ordination years ago, I told him that I would offer up all of my speaking engagements in thanksgiving for his vocation to the priesthood. This seemed an especially fitting and easy gift because I love speaking for groups, and talking about our faith always brings me great joy.

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Overcoming gun absolutism

Overcoming gun absolutism

| Jason Adkins | March 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, just after the Sandy Hook massacre, I wrote a highly criticized column on gun control.

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Doggone it, kids are great

Doggone it, kids are great

| Greg Erlandson | March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

My wife and I have taken to watching the population boom of dogs in commercials. Have you noticed they are everywhere? Dogs are the new children, but better groomed.

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Commentary: Vatican manipulation of photo becomes the story

Commentary: Vatican manipulation of photo becomes the story

| March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

What was meant to be an intellectual tribute to Pope Francis has instead become the backdrop to the latest tempest over transparency and this pontificate.

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The inseparable link: Pornography and human trafficking

The inseparable link: Pornography and human trafficking

| Shawn Peterson | March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every second, people spend $3,075.64 on pornography; every second, 28,258 people view it online; every 39 minutes, a new pornographic video is made in the United States; and every day, approximately 11 million teens access some form of pornography.

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Pope Paul VI predicted it all

Pope Paul VI predicted it all

| Deborah Savage | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

That “Humanae Vitae” was an undeniably prophetic document is obvious to me — and not just because of all that has happened since. I witnessed firsthand what it had intended to avert. For, by the time I got to college in 1970, everything had changed.

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‘I sold them life’: Learning from the Angel of The Gap

‘I sold them life’: Learning from the Angel of The Gap

| Christina Capecchi | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Little did he know what noble purpose awaited him when Don Ritchie settled into a house on Old South Head Road back in 1964. The former Navy seaman and retired salesman was eager to soak in the stunning view with his wife: an ocean cliff at Watsons Bay in Eastern Sydney known as The Gap.

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Our faith: A resource in challenging times

Our faith: A resource in challenging times

| Kate Soucheray | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring is coming! According to our calendars, it should arrive in 12 days, and likely for many Minnesotans this year, it simply cannot be here soon enough. With the bitter cold that began before Christmas, followed by more cold weather, a 10-inch snowfall in January and another dumping in late February, the first signs of spring will be a welcome sight.

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