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Against spiritual couch potatoes

Against spiritual couch potatoes

| Father Paul Jarvis | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Just do it!”

Most everyone recognizes this Nike ad.

It should be a slogan for Christianity.

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NFP keeps life and love together

NFP keeps life and love together

| Father James Adams | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The greatest gift of God’s love is always open to life. Thus, natural family planning is always open to life and keeps life and love together. This is the good news of our faith in Jesus that the Church proclaims at every marriage — and especially in preparing and caring for couples as they start and grow their family.

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¡Gracias a Dios por la vida y el amor!

¡Gracias a Dios por la vida y el amor!

| Father James Adams | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

¡El regalo más grande del amor de Dios es estar siempre abiertos a la vida! Por eso, la Planificación Natural de la Familia está siempre abierta a la vida y mantiene la vida y al amor siempre juntos. Esta es la buena nueva de nuestra fe en Jesús, que la Iglesia proclama a todos los matrimonios, sobre todo en la preparación y cuidado de las parejas a medida que ellos empiezan y crece su familia.

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Recommitting: the Church’s new marriage rite

Recommitting: the Church’s new marriage rite

| Father John Paul Erickson | June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve been very fortunate in my young priestly life to witness many Catholic weddings. They are celebrations of great beauty, hope and joy, liturgies that remind all attendees of the power of Christian love and the great dignity of the sacrament of marriage.

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Feeling Christ’s pain through others

Feeling Christ’s pain through others

| Lynda McDonnell | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

This Easter season, I’ve been thinking a good deal about the nature of Christian faith and the wildly different varieties on display these days — Coptic Christians persecuted in Egypt; Pope Francis’ call to mercy; and some American groups’ campaigns to expel immigrants, expand gun rights, shrink government and tilt the economic system even more in favor of the rich. An alien from another planet would be understandably confused by the message and meaning of that Judean man from 2,000 years ago.

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Caring for creation an act of mercy

Caring for creation an act of mercy

| James Ennis | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we approach Divine Mercy Sunday, I have been thinking a lot about the mercy of God and the Church’s more recent efforts to teach us about — and remind us of — this most beautiful attribute of God. April 22, the day before Divine Mercy Sunday, also happens to be Earth Day, when many around the world promote the need to protect the earth’s precious resources.

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Being Christian in the Holy Land

Being Christian in the Holy Land

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lent is an annual pilgrimage to renew our faith in Christ as we retrace his footsteps and walk with his disciples on the way to Jerusalem — the way to the cross.

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Help your local pregnancy center

Help your local pregnancy center

| Bridget Kelly | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every day I am bombarded with pro-abortion propaganda. Planned Parenthood spares no expense when it comes to advertising. However, ever since Donald Trump was elected president and defunding Planned Parenthood became a real possibility, the propaganda is increasing and coming from new sources.

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The priest as an image of Christ

The priest as an image of Christ

| Father Nick VanDenBroeke | January 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

There is great hope in the future of the priesthood! Last year, there were 548 men ordained priests in the U.S. Eight of these men were ordained for our own archdiocese. This number has been growing since the year 2000, when only 442 men were ordained priests, but it is still down dramatically from the year 1965, when 994 men were ordained priests.

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Finding unity in times of division

Finding unity in times of division

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in November, I had the privilege of representing Region VIII — the dioceses of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota — as an observer for the fall meeting of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.

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Archdiocese’s bankruptcy expenses explained

Archdiocese’s bankruptcy expenses explained

| Tom Mertens | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bankruptcy is complicated and expensive. A Sept. 21 article in the Minneapolis StarTribune about the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Reorganization efforts and how much it has cost since we filed in January 2015 painted an incomplete picture, and there are some items that need attention and clarification.

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Complementarity: a timeless truth

Complementarity: a timeless truth

| Deborah Savage | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II’s teaching on the theology of the body has been the subject of countless publications and widely discussed in Catholic media. Institutes have been formed to train and certify those interested in disseminating the teaching further. It is a beautiful teaching, a gift to the world at a time when human sexuality and human relationships have undergone a truly dramatic upheaval, leaving many of us confused and uncertain about what to think.

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