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Catholic presence at Battle of Gettysburg still evident 150 years later

Catholic presence at Battle of Gettysburg still evident 150 years later

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

They were Poles, Austrians, Germans, Czechs, Italians, Irish — especially Irish — and they had one thing in common. They were Catholics, many of them new immigrants but loyal Americans.

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Setting record straight on assessments, archdiocesan finances

Setting record straight on assessments, archdiocesan finances

| Thomas Mertens | July 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

The article in the June 23 StarTribune that ran under the headline “Twin Cities Archdiocese seeks bigger cut of collections,” got it wrong. The article included misinformation and left out important facts. The StarTribune has so far refused to print a correction or the response that I submitted to set the record straight.

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Why we need conscience rights in health care

Why we need conscience rights in health care

| Sarah Schaefer | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

No health care professional should have to leave her conscience at the door when she goes to work

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Author Vince Flynn left behind much more than his books

Author Vince Flynn left behind much more than his books

| Kathy Schneeman | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In mourning the loss of a loved one, it’s tempting to just crawl under the covers and stay there. But those who are left behind need to trudge forward, and that’s what the family of Vince Flynn is doing right now. I believe he’s watching them with pride pumping his fists into the air and cheering in that big, bellowing voice of his.

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Words every Catholic graduate should contemplate

Words every Catholic graduate should contemplate

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the dismissal options at Mass reads: “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.”

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Religious liberty:  Protecting conduct rooted in conviction

Religious liberty: Protecting conduct rooted in conviction

| Jason Adkins | June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recently said that religious liberty is talked about more than it is proactively protected. And he is right. Religious liberty is increasingly given lip service, but in practice it keeps shrinking.

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Catholic, gay and living a ‘beautiful life’

Catholic, gay and living a ‘beautiful life’

| Steve Gershom | June 18, 2013 | 9 Comments

I have heard a lot about how mean the Church is, and how bigoted, because she opposes gay marriage. How badly she misunderstands gay people, and how hostile she is towards us. My gut reaction to such things is: Are you freaking kidding me?

Are we even talking about the same church?

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Love, marriage and pizza delivery

Love, marriage and pizza delivery

| Christina Capecchi | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Holy Spirit works in amazing ways, and one of my favorite examples is when we see it connect a man and a woman and carry them to the altar

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‘Man of Steel’ and preparing for sainthood

‘Man of Steel’ and preparing for sainthood

| Jared Zimmerer | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

To be Superman we must want to be a saint first. For without the desire for greatness, the willingness to lay down your gifts, talents, and life for the mission God has given us, we cannot be saints, thus we cannot be super men and women.

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Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel!

Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel!

| Sharon Wilson | June 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Time was, I shrank from what was right
From fear of what was wrong;
I would not brave the sacred fight,
Because the foe was strong.

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Same-sex marriage: Why the French protest and Americans shrug

Same-sex marriage: Why the French protest and Americans shrug

| Jason Adkins | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Minnesota and France redefined marriage in the same week, yet the differences in public reaction to this decision in both places could hardly be starker.

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Society in need of flavoring with Catholic salt

Society in need of flavoring with Catholic salt

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Political commentator David Brooks recently wrote a thought-provoking column in The New York Times — one that should give Americans pause about where our country and culture are headed.

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