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Despair errs because of one thought: Life is worth living

Despair errs because of one thought: Life is worth living

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Is assisted suicide OK? Why should people needlessly suffer?

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News travels fast; let’s make it good news

News travels fast; let’s make it good news

| Deacon Billy Dodge | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a cue from those Christians heroically living their faith today and from the Thessalonian Christians of Paul’s time: In their immediate surroundings, they live the great commandment: love God with your whole heart, mind, and soul, and your neighbor as yourself.

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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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Display the cross, the true symbol of God’s saving grace

Display the cross, the true symbol of God’s saving grace

| Jean Denton | September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Scriptures for Sept. 13 and 14 call us to the “Exaltation of the Holy Cross.” The message is that the son of God paid with his death the price to free humankind from its sinfulness. One look at the cross says it all.

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Adam, Eve and original sin

Adam, Eve and original sin

| Father Kenneth Doyle | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. I believe in the evolutionary theory of creation and have never given much thought to its impact on Christianity until recently. While talking to a priest, he mentioned that Adam and Eve were fictional characters who have provided generations with lessons on good and evil and who also provided the foundation for redemption.

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