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Have faith: God uses our lowliness for greatness

Have faith: God uses our lowliness for greatness

| Deacon Kyle Kowalczyk | July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Galileans apparently spoke with a really strong accent. It was probably an accent similar in Israel to a southern accent here in Minnesota: the type of accent at which one likes to poke fun.

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Daily Scriptures: June 21 – July 5, 2015

Daily Scriptures: June 21 – July 5, 2015

| June 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, June 21
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 38:1, 8-11
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Mark 4:35-41

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Saints in the Old Testament; retirement for priests

Saints in the Old Testament; retirement for priests

| Father Kenneth Doyle | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Figures from the Old Testament are never referred to as saints. Were there no saints in those days?

Q. With all due respect to my Catholic faith, there is one thing that I question. Many, many devout Catholics have contributed over the years to special collections for the benefit of retired priests. After all these collections and all the beautiful retirement homes for priests that now exist, shouldn’t we be doing more instead for the poor? The very ones who have contributed to build these homes cannot afford the comfort and the luxury that priests now enjoy.

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When life’s storms rage, seek Jesus and Mary

When life’s storms rage, seek Jesus and Mary

| Deacon Michael Daly | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Sea of Galilee is below sea level, within a bowl of hills, and very subject to unpredictable storms. After a hard day’s preaching, Jesus, who governs the universe, is stretched out, asleep in a boat during a violent storm. The apostles’ maritime skills were not enough to endure the waves, so as a last resort, they turn to Jesus to calm the sea.

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Daily Scriptures: June 7 – June 21, 2015

Daily Scriptures: June 7 – June 21, 2015

| June 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, June 7
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
Exodus 24:3-8
Hebrews 9:11-15
Mark 14:12-16, 22-26

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Parents, don’t fear your child will become too naive

Parents, don’t fear your child will become too naive

| Father Michael Schmitz | June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I want to raise my kids in the faith and help them navigate the world to make good decisions. Obviously, I cannot shelter them from everything, or they will grow up being naive. But I cannot just let them be completely influenced by the world, either. Any thoughts on how to let kids be a part of the world but not of the world?

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Jesus is closest when we receive him in the Eucharist

Jesus is closest when we receive him in the Eucharist

| Deacon Neil Bakker | June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Sing, my tongue, the Savior’s glory, of His Flesh, the mystery sing; of the Blood, all price exceeding, shed by our Immortal King, destined, for the world’s redemption, from a noble Womb to spring” (Hymn Pange Lingua, St. Thomas Aquinas).

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Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

Daily Scriptures: May 24 – June 7, 2015

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 24
Pentecost Sunday
Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

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Living closer to God; divorced woman wants to become Catholic

Living closer to God; divorced woman wants to become Catholic

| Father Kenneth Doyle | May 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

Q. I am a freshman in high school. I believe in God and in the Christian way of life, but I do have a question. How does God influence our lives, and how can one have a closer relationship with him? I want to depend on God for the decisions I make in my life, but many people say that they can live independently, without God. I only want to know the truth.

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Share gifts, share the joy

Share gifts, share the joy

| Sharon Perkins | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

About 15 years ago, my dad traveled to Brazil on business and, while there, he purchased a beautiful gold and aquamarine necklace for my mother. It was stunning. We all admired it when she opened the gift on Christmas morning, after which my sister and I began the usual good-natured jokes about which one of us would inherit the piece.

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Daily Scriptures: May 10 – May 24, 2015

Daily Scriptures: May 10 – May 24, 2015

| May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, May 10
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
1 John 4:7-10
John 15:9-17

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Jesus shows how to remain in love when ability is tenuous

Jesus shows how to remain in love when ability is tenuous

| Jean Denton | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

This weekend’s Gospel proclaims: “Love one another as I love you,” and “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.”

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