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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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Minnesota’s Catholic bishops ask legislature and governor to put the common good first in budget negotiations

Minnesota’s Catholic bishops ask legislature and governor to put the common good first in budget negotiations

| July 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Minnesota’s Catholic bishops have been watching the State’s budget negotiations unfold with great concern, and hope Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders overcome their differences and achieve a just solution soon.

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State government shutdown: A wake-up call to mend our civic culture

State government shutdown: A wake-up call to mend our civic culture

| Tim Marx | July 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Now that our elected leaders have collided in a game of “chicken” and significant portions of state government are idled, a pall has been cast over Minnesota.

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Life lessons from my 80-year-old grandpa

Life lessons from my 80-year-old grandpa

| Christina Capecchi | July 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

It was the perfect Christmas gift, to step outside the party like the Ghost of Christmas Present and then re-enter, relishing all the little things that had seemed ordinary a moment before.

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The Act of Penitence: What’s changing?

The Act of Penitence: What’s changing?

| Father John Paul Erickson | July 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Christ’s particular love for sinners, despite our willfulness and pride, is a wondrous and liberating revelation. It is, in fact, a critical component of the Good News.

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Really, truly, substantially present

Really, truly, substantially present

| Father Robert Barron | July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

What is the origin of this distinctively Catholic conviction that Jesus is “really, truly and substantially present” under the eucharistic signs of bread and wine?

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Don’t let consumerism drown out call to Christian stewardship

Don’t let consumerism drown out call to Christian stewardship

| Joe Towalski | June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Kids are generous by nature. They want to make a difference in their communities and churches.

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Mass changes rob comfort in good way

Mass changes rob comfort in good way

| Carol Kozor | June 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

I will be the first one to tell you that I hate change. I believe that it is necessary, but I don’t have to like it. I also will be the first to admit that when it comes to things of faith, I really hate change. So when I started hearing that changes in the […]

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‘And with your Spirit’

‘And with your Spirit’

| Father Daniel Merz | June 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

Probably the most noticeable change for the laity in the revised translation of The Roman Missal will be the response to “The Lord be with you,” which restores the phrase “And with your spirit” in place of “And also with you.”

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The church will not remain silent in public square

The church will not remain silent in public square

| Jason Adkins | June 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

We hear it in various forms. Some complain that the church should not be speaking out on divisive issues, but in­stead should spend its time and resources feeding the poor and spreading God’s love.

Others say the church as a religious organization should have no role in the formation of civil laws. Still others complain that the church should not be weighing in on so many issues where there seems to be legitimate room for disagreement.

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Religious coalition statement: We will not remain silent

Religious coalition statement: We will not remain silent

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

“If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority. If the church does not participate actively in the struggle for peace and for economic and racial justice, it will forfeit the loyalty of millions and cause men everywhere to say that it has atrophied its will.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from A Knock at Midnight, 1963

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