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Vaccinating Our Children for Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

Vaccinating Our Children for Sexually Transmitted Diseases?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last month, an advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta recommended that 9 to 12 year old boys be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus transmitted through sexual contact. The goal of the recommendations was to prevent cancers caused by HPV, such as certain cancers of the digestive tract.

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Survey offers some direction for church to provide better instruction

Survey offers some direction for church to provide better instruction

| Sam Lucero | November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

According to Pope Benedict, the Year of Faith seeks to help Catholics appreciate their faith and deepen their relationship with God.

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Love, marriage and the ‘tools’ of engagement

Love, marriage and the ‘tools’ of engagement

| Jessica Zittlow | November 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

The following column — part of a series about the marriage amendment — is provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which advocates on behalf of the state’s bishops for public policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person.

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Gospel mandate shouldn’t be fettered by federal mandate

Gospel mandate shouldn’t be fettered by federal mandate

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The issue of religious freedom has received a great deal of attention in recent months on a variety of fronts, including in the healthcare arena, where the U.S. bishops and other Catholic groups have been voicing opposition to a federal

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Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

| November 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Priests around the archdiocese have been poring over liturgical scripts and rehearsing speaking parts in anticipation of the Nov. 27 debut of the new Roman Missal, which will usher in the most significant changes to the Mass in more than 40 years.

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Offer Communion graces for someone who hurt you

Offer Communion graces for someone who hurt you

| Father John Paul Erickson | November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Q: I’ve got the new words of the retranslated prayers down pat. What else can I do to get more out of Mass?

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Youth and adults together will learn new language, gain better understanding of Liturgy

Youth and adults together will learn new language, gain better understanding of Liturgy

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don’t be too concerned if you and your children stumble over the words of the Mass beginning Nov. 26-27, the first weekend of Advent. Your presider may stumble a little, too.

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Occupy Wall Street? Let’s occupy the adoration chapels

Occupy Wall Street? Let’s occupy the adoration chapels

| Jason Adkins | November 10, 2011 | 3 Comments

Like its fraternal twin, 2010’s Tea Party movement, OWS has elements of a truly populist uprising. Although neither movement has a specific set of political goals, there is definitely a sentiment across the political spectrum that something is wrong.

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Giving thanks for ‘all things in good plenty’

Giving thanks for ‘all things in good plenty’

| Christina Capecchi | November 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Mary Chilton first spotted the New World in November 1620, the 13-year-old had been aboard the Mayflower for 10 weeks, stuck in the same clothes and cramped in dark, damp quarters among seasick passengers and dying goats. Each family was allotted one storage trunk for all their possessions.

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Questions and answers about the new Roman Missal

Questions and answers about the new Roman Missal

| Father John Paul Erickson | November 10, 2011 | 4 Comments

This question-and-answer column is the next in a series about the new Roman Missal, which will be used in the United States beginning Nov. 27, the first Sunday of Advent.

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Good time to read papal letters on capitalism

Good time to read papal letters on capitalism

| Jeremiah Reedy | November 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

With protestors occupying Wall Street and calling for an end to capitalism, this is a good time to read or reread Pope John Paul II’s 1991 encyclical letter, “Centesimus Annus.” The title means “one hundredth year” and the occasion was the 100th anniversary of the publication of another encyclical letter, perhaps the most famous of all such documents, which is “Rerum Novarum by Pope Leo XIII.

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Keeping our place at the public policy table

Keeping our place at the public policy table

| October 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The nation benefits when people of faith bring their convictions and concerns into public life

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