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Making ‘justice’ the measure of our criminal justice system

Making ‘justice’ the measure of our criminal justice system

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper in an Italian youth prison, where he will wash and kiss the feet of 12 inmates.

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Divine Mercy graces not only available to the sick and dying

Divine Mercy graces not only available to the sick and dying

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thirteen years after Pope John Paul II established the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday, the image of Jesus with red and white rays coming from his side has become familiar in many parishes.

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Same-sex ‘marriage’ is just the beginning

Same-sex ‘marriage’ is just the beginning

| Jason Adkins | March 15, 2013

By the time you read this column, legislation to redefine marriage (HF 1054/SF 925) will likely have been passed out of committees in both the Minnesota House and Senate, and sent to the floor of each chamber, where it could receive a full vote at any time.

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Papal transition: Opportunity to showcase the faith

Papal transition: Opportunity to showcase the faith

| Stephen Kent | March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was another one of those conversations that have occurred with some frequency in the past few weeks.

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The new Trojan horse: The HHS mandate and our religious liberty

The new Trojan horse: The HHS mandate and our religious liberty

| Father Timothy Cloutier | February 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Unable to breach the walls of the City of Troy with a frontal assault, the Greek attackers constructed a giant horse and hid inside soldiers who would later, under cover of darkness, sneak out and open the gates of the city.

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Evangelizing through beauty

Evangelizing through beauty

| Father Robert Barron | February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his masterpiece “Brideshead Revisited,” Evelyn Waugh implicitly lays out a program of evangelization that has particular relevance to our time.

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An Alaskan cruise, a path to priesthood

An Alaskan cruise, a path to priesthood

| Christina Capecchi | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Matthew Bearth was 17 when he set out on an Alaskan cruise that changed the course of his life and led him to the seminary. Today the 20-year-old college junior loves to recount that northern voyage.

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Museum exhibit calls attention to treatment of bodies after death

Museum exhibit calls attention to treatment of bodies after death

| Dr. April Lind | February 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

We are wonderfully and fearfully made (Psalm 139:14). The human person, made in the image and likeness of God, is the only creature on earth that God willed for its own sake.

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Powering up for Lent

Powering up for Lent

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Post on Facebook. Send a tweet. Less than a month before Ash Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI has called on Catholics to get into social media.

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Reputation, the Hall of Fame and real character

Reputation, the Hall of Fame and real character

| John Garvey | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Not one baseball player was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. It was a shutout, only the second one in 40 years.

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Robust Christianity revolves around faith, hope and love

Robust Christianity revolves around faith, hope and love

| Father Robert Barron | January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

St. Paul famously tells the Corinthians that there are “three things that last: faith, hope, and love.” At this Pauline prompt, the Christian tradition has identified these three as the “theological” virtues, meaning those features that come as a unique gift from God and that serve as the structuring elements of a properly spiritual life.

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