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Why choose a Catholic school?

Why choose a Catholic school?

| Todd Flanders | August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why Catholic schools? The question is more urgent than ever in a crowded K-12 marketplace. It’s not enough for a Catholic school to be a smaller version of a public school, with prayer and service projects added. Essential as prayer and service are, ours is first a teaching mission. If we are to serve families well, we need to focus on how that mission makes a contribution not offered elsewhere.

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Job creation and the right of economic initiative

Job creation and the right of economic initiative

| Jason Adkins | August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

The last edition of this column highlighted the main themes of the U.S. bishops’ 2013 Labor Day statement. The bishops are particularly concerned about rising economic inequality and persistent unemployment.

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Local seminarians put ‘evangelization in action’

Local seminarians put ‘evangelization in action’

| Neil Bakker | August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This summer, 18 of my brother seminarians and I went out into the streets of the Twin Cities attempting to heed this call from our Lord. We were part of a two-year-old program at St. Paul Seminary entitled “Evangelization in Action” that gets seminarians experience in evangelizing and spreading the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

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Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Josie Johnson was in her early 30s and working for the Urban League in Minneapolis when she was called upon to attend the March on Washington in 1963.

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King: ‘I have a dream’ — Do we?

King: ‘I have a dream’ — Do we?

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech — a dream in which he outlined a vision of racial equality, justice and freedom for all.

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‘The vocation of love’: lessons from Mom’s retirement

‘The vocation of love’: lessons from Mom’s retirement

| Christina Capecchi | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leaving it all behind at 80 can feel like surrender.

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Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

| Jason Adkins | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s necessary for the Church’s pastors to remind again both Catholics and society of what it means to put the person and the family at the center of economic life

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Why faith is indeed a light

Why faith is indeed a light

| Father Robert Barron | August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

In “new” atheist and secularist circles today, faith is regularly ridiculed. It is presented as pre-scientific mumbo jumbo, Bronze Age credulity, the surrender of the intellect, unwarranted submission to authority, etc.

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Does big government crowd religion into a corner?

Does big government crowd religion into a corner?

| John Garvey | July 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

In a world where the government is so big that it regulates the smallest aspects of our daily lives, we have had to reconceive religious freedom.

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New same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation imperils religious liberty

New same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation imperils religious liberty

| July 31, 2013 | 6 Comments

The legal landscape has changed. The bottom line is that, on Aug. 1, acting on your belief that marriage is between a man and a woman could get you punished in Minnesota.

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Pope Francis isn’t changing course on Church teaching

Pope Francis isn’t changing course on Church teaching

| July 31, 2013 | 3 Comments

Despite the spin many media put on his comments from a recent news conference, Pope Francis really didn’t drop any bombshells

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Upcoming events focus on Church teaching about women

Upcoming events focus on Church teaching about women

| Sharon Wilson | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Events mark anniversary of Blessed Pope John Paul II’s letter “On the Dignity and Vocation of Women.”

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