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Generosity shows the light of Christ to others

Generosity shows the light of Christ to others

| Jean Denton | January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

God told Isaiah, “You are my servant. . . . I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”

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Must I ‘fess up’ to a person I’ve wronged?

Must I ‘fess up’ to a person I’ve wronged?

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

“One question to ask could be: Would my confession to this person bring healing to our friendship, or would it merely bring relief to me? In many cases, one’s desire to ‘confess’ is to avoid the pain of dealing with one’s own guilt, not because admission of guilt would restore wholeness to the relationship.”

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What is the Divine Office? Fulton Sheen a saint?

What is the Divine Office? Fulton Sheen a saint?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | December 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Liturgy of the Hours, the Divine Office and the breviary all refer to the same thing: namely, an official set of prayers that is required to be recited by members of the Catholic clergy and monastic communities.

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Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

Don’t be afraid to take Mary into your home

| Deacon Sam Wagner | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

How can we live like St. Joseph in the presence of Jesus and Mary? Simple: by prayer.

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Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

Awake each morning and prepare the way of the Lord

| December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every morning when you awake, if someone were to ask you, “What is your purpose today?” I wonder what your response would be.

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Tips to help you go to confession

Tips to help you go to confession

| Father Michael Schmitz | December 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

Q. This Advent, I think that I need to go to confession, but it has been a really long time for me. I’m afraid I’ll get in there and do something wrong. How do I start?

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Seven Sisters apostolate offers prayers for priests

Seven Sisters apostolate offers prayers for priests

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Almost three years ago Janette Howe felt a simple prompting to pray more for her pastor, Father Joseph Johnson, then-rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul. By the summer of 2010, she was offering a weekly Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament for him.

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The call of the King

The call of the King

| Deacon Timothy Lange | November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today as we proclaim Christ as King of the Universe, and celebrate “already” Christ’s victory in time and anticipate his triumph at the end of time, we recognize the “not yet” — that Christ has yet to reign in our time, in our hearts.

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Teens encouraged to view their sexuality as a gift

Teens encouraged to view their sexuality as a gift

| Angela Deeney for The Catholic Spirit | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Teens and parents munched on bagels around fall-festive tables at St. Peter in Forest Lake Nov. 9 while presenters prepared to share encouragement and practical counsel from their own experiences facing the challenge of chastity in today’s society.

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Q&A – How many times a day can a person receive Communion?

Q&A – How many times a day can a person receive Communion?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | November 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

What are the Church’s guidelines for someone receiving Communion more than once a day?

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‘Name day’ as important as ‘birth day’ for this grandma

‘Name day’ as important as ‘birth day’ for this grandma

| Cecelia MacDonald for The Catholic Spirit | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

In some Christian countries birthdays don’t count. Your personhood is celebrated instead on your “name day,” the official feast day of your patron saint. The older I get, the more I would like to see us adopt that practice in the United States.

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For heaven’s sake: Keep your eye on the target

For heaven’s sake: Keep your eye on the target

| Deacon Melvin Kuhn | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

How many times in the past month have we thought about heaven and if we are on the path toward it? Is this our first goal?

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