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Stand up for marriage, the center of social life

Stand up for marriage, the center of social life

| Jason Adkins | August 17, 2011 | 3 Comments

In November 2012, Minnesota voters will have a chance to defend marriage as the union of one man and one woman from rogue courts and legislators who believe it is their right to redefine and undermine this vital social institution

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Need to get your priorities straight? Go see this movie

Need to get your priorities straight? Go see this movie

| August 17, 2011 | 3 Comments

It’s hard not to be reminded of your own mortality while paging through the morning newspaper or watching the evening news.

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New Creed text precisely articulates Jesus’ divinity, humanity

New Creed text precisely articulates Jesus’ divinity, humanity

| Father John Paul Erickson | August 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

One change that will certainly be noticed right away when reciting the new text is the translation of the Latin term “consubstantialem” as “consubstantial” rather than “one in Being.”

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Bringing Christ to the Clinic

Bringing Christ to the Clinic

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Catholic physician once related to me a powerful story about one of his patients, who had just received a diagnosis of advanced, metastatic cancer and had a relatively short time left to live.

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School choice legislation enacted across U.S., but sputters locally

School choice legislation enacted across U.S., but sputters locally

| Peter Noll | August 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

All parents, no matter the size of their pocketbook or where they live, should have the opportunity to send their children to a quality school that best serves their needs.

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Going ‘viral’: Use social media to spread the Good News

Going ‘viral’: Use social media to spread the Good News

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of our Catholic Spirit bloggers received news Monday that was music to our web department’s ears: His post went “viral” over the weekend — in this case garnering more than 800 hits, or readers, in a short span of time.

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Why we need to take the pro-life battle to the streets

Why we need to take the pro-life battle to the streets

| Father Frank Pavone | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

My interest in fighting abortion was sparked by an event on the streets of America: the March for Life in Washington, D.C., held every January to mark the day in 1973 when Roe vs. Wade made abortion on demand available through all nine months of pregnancy.

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The Creed: New words expressing ancient truths

The Creed: New words expressing ancient truths

| Father John Paul Erickson | August 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

On most Sundays and solemnities, the church asks the faithful to recite the Creed during Holy Mass. The Creed, or “Credo” in Latin, is a succinct list of what it is that we as Catholic Christians believe and profess to be revealed by God.

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Glory to God in the highest, and — prepare for new words

Glory to God in the highest, and — prepare for new words

| Michael Silhavy | July 22, 2011 | 8 Comments

On most Sundays at Mass — after gathering, signing ourselves with the cross, confessing our sins and acclaiming God’s mercy — we praise God with the singing of the Gloria. The Gloria is also sung on feasts and solemnities throughout the church year.

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Faith must be rooted in Christ and church, not individuals

Faith must be rooted in Christ and church, not individuals

| Father John Paul Erickson | July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

These days, it seems like every couple of months new information is released that reminds the world that we priests are all too human.

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A principle in need of more respect

A principle in need of more respect

| Joe Towalski | July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Religious freedom is one of the hallmarks of U.S. society. But this bedrock principle is increasingly being challenged across the nation — both by government officials seeking to infringe on the deepest convictions held by religious groups as well as by those seeking to muzzle the voice of churches and other faith communities in the public square.

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