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Human Stockpiling

Human Stockpiling

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D | September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent news report chronicled a Chinese woman named Huang Yijun. Sixty years ago, her unborn child died, but the pregnancy was never expelled from her body. Instead, her baby’s body slowly began to calcify inside her, becoming a crystallized, stone-like mass. Such stone babies (known as lithopedions) are extremely rare.

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Letter from Kenya: ‘We slept like that’

Letter from Kenya: ‘We slept like that’

| Peter Kimeu | September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

I can’t count the number of days when “I slept like that,” or describe the feeling of going to sleep hungry knowing I’d wake up and there would still be no food for breakfast.

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The DREAM Act and the need for moral creativity

The DREAM Act and the need for moral creativity

| Jessica Zittlow | August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

American immigration reform remains a heated political issue. But it is not just a theoretical political issue; it is a humanitarian one that impacts the basic dignity and life of a person, and at a broader level, the common good. It is foremost a moral issue.

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The Preface Dialogue: On your mark, get set, go!

The Preface Dialogue: On your mark, get set, go!

| Father Thomas Margevicius | August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

One part of Mass often overlooked is called the Preface Dialogue. It draws our attention to the high point of the Mass, the great Eucharistic Prayer. It’s kind of like getting ready for a race: “On your mark, get set, go!”

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Gold stars, blue ribbons and Facebook likes

Gold stars, blue ribbons and Facebook likes

| Christina Capecchi | August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don’t fall into the trap of scorekeeping when it comes to love

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Angry with God? Turn to the Bible for complaint inspiration

Angry with God? Turn to the Bible for complaint inspiration

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

How can I pray to God when I am so disappointed in him? I am often angry at God because it feels like nothing I do ever works out. It feels hypocritical to then just go and tell God that everything is OK. Things aren’t OK in my life!

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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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