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Our encounter with Christ, fullness of truth deepens over time

Our encounter with Christ, fullness of truth deepens over time

| Deacon Joah Ellis | December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

This Sunday, we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany. The word “epiphany” literally means “revelation” or “manifestation.” It calls to mind the image of a curtain being yanked aside, unveiling a work of art to the public for the very first time. Or, it is like the world premiere of a highly anticipated film like “The Hobbit.”

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Divine joy through Christmas greetings

Divine joy through Christmas greetings

| Deacon John Drees | December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are a number of ways in which we convey our joy at Jesus’ coming into the world.

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Jesus’ presence allows us to ‘rejoice always’

Jesus’ presence allows us to ‘rejoice always’

| Deacon Andrew Brinkman | December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Blessed Miguel Pro’s biographers say that even from a young age he was always joyful. As a youngster he played practical jokes on his sisters, wrote silly songs and played them on his guitar, and later he humored his brothers in the Society of Jesus with comics.

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In confession, priest sees mercy, love and humility

In confession, priest sees mercy, love and humility

| Father Mike Schmitz | December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Confession is always a place of victory

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‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ with prayer

‘Prepare the way of the Lord’ with prayer

| Deacon Leonard Andrie | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

In this week’s Gospel, we get a glimpse of Luke’s literary purpose of tying the inauguration of John the Baptist’s ministry to the wider world culture.

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The real St. Nicholas

The real St. Nicholas

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Third-century saint was model of charity and justice, author says

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Bridging the gap between the sacred texts, secular press

Bridging the gap between the sacred texts, secular press

| Deacon Adam Westphal | November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

My fellow deacons and I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a dinner with Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn. After a wonderful dinner, as we sat around enjoying each other’s company, one of my classmates asked the archbishop: “Archbishop, do you have any advice to offer us as preachers in the Church?”

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Evangelization 2012

Evangelization 2012

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Evangelization is to tell the story of Jesus; to proclaim, share and spread the gospel; and to bring others to belief and help them deepen their faith.

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Widows’ generosity, gratitude set example for all to follow

Widows’ generosity, gratitude set example for all to follow

| Deacon Fabian Moncada | November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Generosity inspires gratitude, and gratitude inspires generosity. In our lives, the Lord is generous to us, and even increases our ability to give.

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St. Paul: The evangelizer extraordinaire

St. Paul: The evangelizer extraordinaire

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. Paul is the evangelizer extraordinaire! Jesus began the proclamation of the Gospel, and Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, took the Gospel worldwide.

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Blind beggar gains more than sight

Blind beggar gains more than sight

| Deacon Adam Hamness | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you heard some Gospel passages so many times that you are tempted to wonder if there is anything that can bring them to life again?

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In their words: Criminal justice system participants tell their stories

In their words: Criminal justice system participants tell their stories

| October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Criminal Justice Working Group of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet works for reform of the current criminal justice system by advocating for policies that focus on rehabilition instead of retribution. October is Criminal Justice Month in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minnneapolis and the group has observed it with talks and prayer.

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