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From readers – November 20, 2014

From readers – November 20, 2014

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thank you for the beautifully written story on September 24 about Brother Basil Rothweiler.

Sadly, Br. Basil died early on November 8.

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An invitation to dive into the deep end of our faith

An invitation to dive into the deep end of our faith

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Entering a church, we Catholics reach for the holy water font, dip our fingers in, and, with dripping fingers, make the Sign of the Cross.

Reading and viewing Catholic media has a lot of similarities with that act of blessing one’s self.

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From our readers – November 21, 2013

From our readers – November 21, 2013

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the Nov. 7 issue of The Catholic Spirit, we asked readers if they celebrate their “name day” in a special way, and to tell us how. Below are two responses:

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We are called to godliness, even in the business world

We are called to godliness, even in the business world

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The new evangelization has focused on bringing Catholics back to the church so that the word of God and his sacraments can take hold of us and join us to him. At the same time, there is much work to be done for Catholics to bring God into the world.

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Be careful how you use adoption terminology

Be careful how you use adoption terminology

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The more positive spin of the current usage helps squelch some outdated images about confidential or closed adoptions.

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Bodies some despise are those imprinted with God’s love

Bodies some despise are those imprinted with God’s love

| Carolyn Woo | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

On August 15, the feast of the Assumption celebrates Mary taken into heaven body and soul. This is by the power exerted by her son’s suffering, triumph and ascent into heaven. Where Jesus is, Mary is, since Mary’s faith and love for him are unsullied by cynicism or bitterness, despite piercing sorrow. She believes the divine promises without pretense or hesitation.

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The best way to respect customers’ dignity is to provide great service

The best way to respect customers’ dignity is to provide great service

| Tom Bengtson | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most effective ways to live your faith at work is to provide great customer service. The way you show someone you care about them is to give them the attention they deserve as a living, breathing image of God. Too often, customers get treated as mere “consumers,” and the experience is less than satisfying.

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Newfound optimism for educational choice in Minnesota

Newfound optimism for educational choice in Minnesota

| Peter Noll | February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is hope that new parental choice bills recently introduced in the Legislature will gather momentum

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Readers respond to Connecticut school shootings

Readers respond to Connecticut school shootings

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit invited readers in its Dec. 20 edition to respond to the question: What is the best way to respond to the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn.? The following were among the answers we received. Some have been excerpted for space reasons; go online to TheCatholicSpirit.com to read the full responses as well as others we received.

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Lessons from a Pakistani teen who is fighting for her life

Lessons from a Pakistani teen who is fighting for her life

| Karen Osborne | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have a new hero. Her name is Malala Yousafzai, and she’s a 14-year-old girl from Pakistan.

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Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

| Kathy Tomlin | September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are several initiatives in the works to attempt to reverse the affordable housing shortage and the growing shelter demand.

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Watching for (c)

Watching for (c)

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every time I read this passage, I wonder if I’m limiting God’s options as well. Am I assuming the only answers are (a) or (b)? Am I open to receiving (c) instead?

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