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Talking points to consider for two social issues of concern for Catholics

Talking points to consider for two social issues of concern for Catholics

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Common sense payday lending reforms
Legalization of commercial surrogacy

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Overcoming a false understanding of freedom

Overcoming a false understanding of freedom

| Jason Adkins | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

As America secularizes, a false understanding of freedom is becoming increasingly pervasive in public life. Two current issues being considered by the Legislature — payday lending reforms and the legalization of a commercial surrogacy business — provide an opportunity to examine the social ramifications of this newfound “freedom.”

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‘Annual catechumenate’ of Lent nurtures discipleship

‘Annual catechumenate’ of Lent nurtures discipleship

| George Weigel | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Historians of the Roman liturgy generally reckon the restorations of the Easter Vigil and the adult catechumenate as two of the signal accomplishments of the 20th-century liturgical movement.

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The big reveal: looking back at God’s plan

The big reveal: looking back at God’s plan

| Christina Capecchi | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blue or pink? That was the secret contained in the cake.

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Join MCC in talking with your legislators during the legislative session

Join MCC in talking with your legislators during the legislative session

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Say NO to the Commercial Surrogacy Bill, SF 2627/HF 291. The bill has many implications for women and children. It is irresponsible for the Minnesota Legislature to not fully examine the significant concerns surrogacy raises.”

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‘Wombs for rent’ industry now legal in Minnesota?

‘Wombs for rent’ industry now legal in Minnesota?

| Kathryn Mollen | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Without any significant consideration, the Minnesota Legislature is poised to create a commercial surrogacy business that would essentially legitimize the buying and selling of children between two contracting parties.

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It’s not too early to think about your parish festival

It’s not too early to think about your parish festival

| Tom Bengtson | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s Lent, so that means it’s time to think about your parish’s fall festival. The annual fundraiser may be six months away, but many parishes already have identified volunteers to head up the organizing effort.

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Our need for a little more mercy

Our need for a little more mercy

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mercy isn’t a popular word in our culture today.

“People get what they deserve.” “Payback is sweet.” “I’ll never forgive them for what they’ve done.”

These sentiments pervade our politics, our entertainment industry and our own lives.

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The Church and the minimum wage

The Church and the minimum wage

| Jason Adkins | March 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

This session, state legislators are considering raising the minimum wage to $9.50 for large businesses (those businesses with over $500,000 in annual gross revenue), which was a recommendation of the 2010 bi-partisan Legislative Commission to End Poverty.

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Let’s hear it for the nuns!

Let’s hear it for the nuns!

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Mary Margaret Gefre’s boyfriend drove her to the train station in their small North Dakota town, the 19-year-old farm girl didn’t tell him where she was headed on that brisk December day, clutching a small bag containing a rosary, her childhood prayer book, a few dresses and a pair of shoes.

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Seeking balance in the story of the cosmos

Seeking balance in the story of the cosmos

| March 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

More than 30 years after Carl Sagan brought the beauty and wonder of outer space to millions of TV watchers, a new version of the popular “Cosmos” series debuted on several cable channels last Sunday.

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2014 Men’s Conference: ‘Set a steady course’

2014 Men’s Conference: ‘Set a steady course’

| Bishop Lee Piché | March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholic men, please accept my personal invitation to gather for a morning of worship, fellowship and inspiration

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