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Dave Rubin, the ‘pelvic issues’ and Jewish comedians

Dave Rubin, the ‘pelvic issues’ and Jewish comedians

| Bishop Robert Barron | February 9, 2017 | 13 Comments

Recently, I was interviewed in Los Angeles by Dave Rubin for his popular program “The Rubin Report.” Dave is a stand-up comedian, political satirist, protégé of Larry King, and spokesman for, I think it’s fair to say, the classically liberal, secularist world view. He has demonstrated a particular interest in the issues raised by the new atheists and by the supposed conflict between religion and the sciences. He is also an advocate of gay marriage. You might be wondering, therefore, why he’d want to talk to a Catholic bishop.

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Angels among us: how helping leads to healing

Angels among us: how helping leads to healing

| Christina Capecchi | February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy.

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Activism in Christ

Activism in Christ

| Jonathan Liedl | February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first tumultuous weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency have seen marches, rallies and demonstrations across the country, held in opposition to, or in support of, at least some part of the president’s agenda. Millions have taken part, and the trend shows no sign of stopping. To put it mildly, activism is in the air.

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Forgiveness with a smile

Forgiveness with a smile

| Brad Parent | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The heat in the gym was oppressive. The boiler in the building had just been fired up for the winter, but the ventilation wasn’t working properly, turning the gym into a sauna. I was hot, sweaty and annoyed. So I propped open a door.

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Help your local pregnancy center

Help your local pregnancy center

| Bridget Kelly | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every day I am bombarded with pro-abortion propaganda. Planned Parenthood spares no expense when it comes to advertising. However, ever since Donald Trump was elected president and defunding Planned Parenthood became a real possibility, the propaganda is increasing and coming from new sources.

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Catholics, it’s time to come to the Capitol

Catholics, it’s time to come to the Capitol

| Jason Adkins | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year, the bishops of Minnesota are hosting an exciting event in St. Paul March 9 called Catholics at the Capitol. With critical issues such as the legalization of assisted suicide and persistent family poverty at stake, Catholics concerned with life and human dignity cannot afford to miss it.

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The priest as an image of Christ

The priest as an image of Christ

| Father Nick VanDenBroeke | January 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

There is great hope in the future of the priesthood! Last year, there were 548 men ordained priests in the U.S. Eight of these men were ordained for our own archdiocese. This number has been growing since the year 2000, when only 442 men were ordained priests, but it is still down dramatically from the year 1965, when 994 men were ordained priests.

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The vocation of the public servant

The vocation of the public servant

| Jason Adkins | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 90th session of the Minnesota Legislature began Jan. 3. Dozens of first-term lawmakers are included among its 201 members.

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The pursuit of happiness in the new year

The pursuit of happiness in the new year

| Christina Capecchi | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don Currey was a 30-year-old graduate student when he cut down the world’s oldest tree.

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Immigration debate needs constructive engagement

Immigration debate needs constructive engagement

| Jason Adkins | December 21, 2016 | 6 Comments

The debate over immigration policy is inevitably heating up as we prepare for Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. Undoubtedly, an early priority of his presidency will be to increase border security and re-examine President Obama’s immigration enforcement policies.

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The power of witness

The power of witness

| Vincenzo Randazzo | December 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

On a Tuesday morning some months ago, I woke up without my alarm. I looked at my clock, and it was exactly 5 a.m. Typically this is like finding a forgotten $5 in my pocket; I have a whole extra hour to sleep! But a new thought entered my mind that morning: “You should go to confession and Mass.”

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Prayer box taps into spiritual hunger

Prayer box taps into spiritual hunger

| Christina Capecchi | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The box went up on a Monday evening in August, a plain white box nestled inside a little wooden tent, mounted atop a fence and beneath the outermost reach of a maple.

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