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Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Can anyone other than a priest or deacon do a Catholic blessing?
Q. I have long wondered why the priest mixes water with the wine at the offertory of the Mass. I have done some research and learned that this was the practice as early as the second century, but I don’t understand why it is done.

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Catholics ‘bet on hope’ at 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

Catholics ‘bet on hope’ at 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 5,000 people gathered Oct. 3 and 4 for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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How prayer heals, transforms

How prayer heals, transforms

| Alyssa Bormes | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was some years ago, and spiritually a galaxy away, but there was a night I thought I might never be seen again. Every getaway was blocked until morning. My only way out was to get through the night silently, drawing no attention to myself.

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It’s time to get serious about halting the porn epidemic

It’s time to get serious about halting the porn epidemic

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. What is so wrong with watching porn? It is just the human body, and it doesn’t seem to hurt anyone.

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Choose wisely: Accept God’s invitation to share life with him

Choose wisely: Accept God’s invitation to share life with him

| Deacon John Christianson | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have you ever thrown a party and a person who you were hoping would come didn’t show up? The wedding feast parable speaks about a similar situation, but it is really speaking about the feast of eternal life with God.

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2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

MarieMillerTCSCatholic singer ‘can’t wait’ for Rediscover: event

Catholic celebration has something for everyone

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To walk the walk

To walk the walk

| Deacon Alvaro Perez Silva | September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

God sets a path for us, and we are free to follow it or not. God gave us free will because we need it to be able to truly love his will and follow it in a genuine way — not because we are obliged to follow it.

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Why the Church doesn’t ordain women; disrespect in church

Why the Church doesn’t ordain women; disrespect in church

| Father Kenneth Doyle | September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. As a practicing Catholic, what should be my answer when my Protestant friends ask me why my Church does not ordain women to the priesthood?

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Win tickets to the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration!

Win tickets to the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration!

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Email your answer to the question “What are you looking forward to at the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration?,” to spiritwebmaster@archspm.org for a chance to win a pair of tickets to:

Young Adult Night Friday, October 3 or the full day Saturday event, October 4

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From rock to Satan, the Christian mind must be transformed

From rock to Satan, the Christian mind must be transformed

| Deacon James Stiles | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Peter believed that Jesus was the Messiah, but he did not understand how the Messiah could undergo such a fate. Like all of us, what Peter needed was a transformation of his mind.

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Rediscover: prayer teachers

Rediscover: prayer teachers

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Praying fully, even when we’re lost in the clouds
– Register now for the 2014 Rediscover Catholic Celebration
– Download the Rediscover: app
– Tune in to The Rediscover: Hour

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What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Q. This might be a silly question, but do we know what Jesus looked like? Does it matter?

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