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Overheard – April 10, 2014

Overheard – April 10, 2014

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The man and woman are consecrated for love. Through the sacrament, the spouses are given a real mission to make visible — even through simple and ordinary gestures — the love with which Christ loves his church.”

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Overheard – March 27, 2014

Overheard – March 27, 2014

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I ask that you have the grace to be very close to your children, letting them grow, but being by their side. They need you, your presence, to be there, your love!”
— Pope Francis, speaking to fathers present in St. Peter’s Square March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal church and Jesus’ earthly father

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Overheard – March 13, 2014

Overheard – March 13, 2014

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Fasting makes sense if it really chips away at our security and, as a consequence, benefits someone else, if it helps us cultivate the style of the good Samaritan, who bent down to his brother in need and took care of him.”
— Pope Francis, at his Ash Wednesday Mass March 5 at Rome’s Basilica of Santa Sabina

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News Notes – February 27, 2014

News Notes – February 27, 2014

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Rite of Election set for March 9
– Visitation teacher honored by social studies council
– Hill-Murray girls top BSM for state hockey title

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Overheard – February 27, 2013

Overheard – February 27, 2013

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“If a lot of time has passed, don’t lose even one more day. Go. The priest will be good. Jesus will be there and he’s even nicer than the priest.”

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Overheard – January 30, 2014

Overheard – January 30, 2014

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Divisions among Christians are a scandal. There is no other word for it. A scandal!”

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Overheard – January 16, 2014

Overheard – January 16, 2014

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Love with actions, not with words. The wind whisks words away; today they’re here, tomorrow they’re not.”

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Overheard – January 2, 2014

Overheard – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Let us allow our hearts to be touched, let us allow ourselves to be warmed by the tenderness of God; we need his caress.”

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Overheard – December 19, 2013

Overheard – December 19, 2013

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Being humble, in fact, doesn’t mean being unhappy with oneself or recognizing one’s wretchedness, or, to some extent, one’s own smallness. It’s looking at God first before oneself and measuring the abyss that separates the finite from the infinite. The more people see this, the more they become humble.”

— Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the papal household, giving the second of his 2013 Advent reflections to the pope and his closest aides Dec. 13

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Overheard – December 5, 2013

Overheard – December 5, 2013

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

“A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. Once this conviction disappears, so do solid and lasting foundations for the defense of human rights, which would always be subject to the passing whims of the powers that be.”

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Overheard – November 21, 2013

Overheard – November 21, 2013

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I want to recommend some medicine for all of you. It’s a spiritual medicine. Don’t forget to take it. It’s good for your heart, for your soul, for your whole life.”

Pope Francis, encouraging people to pray the rosary, at the end of his Nov. 17 Sunday Angelus address

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Overheard – October 24, 2013

Overheard – October 24, 2013

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Believing in Jesus means giving him our flesh with the humility and courage of Mary, so that he can continue to dwell in our midst. It means giving him our hands, to caress the little ones and the poor; our feet, to go forth and meet our brothers and sisters; our arms, to hold up the weak and to work in the Lord’s vineyard; our minds, to think and act in the light of the Gospel; and especially our hearts, to love and to make choices in accordance with God’s will.”

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