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World Cup shines attention on more than soccer

World Cup shines attention on more than soccer

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The competition is giving some Catholic groups the opportunity to raise awareness about a problem that’s prominent in many of the World Cup’s competing countries, one that no soccer fan is cheering: the scourge of persistent poverty and its debilitating effects.

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Undocumented? Illegal? Don’t overlook dignity

Undocumented? Illegal? Don’t overlook dignity

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to immigration, word choice is among the debated issues.

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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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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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An effort to end modern-day slavery

An effort to end modern-day slavery

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Human trafficking is a scourge that each year impacts thousands of vulnerable women, men and children who come to the United States searching for a better life but wind up as modern-day slaves.

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A Valentine’s gift that could save someone’s life

A Valentine’s gift that could save someone’s life

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year, if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for a family member or friend, you may consider giving chocolate — it just might help save someone’s life.

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Immigration reform through a Gospel lens

Immigration reform through a Gospel lens

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each year, Minnesota’s bishops designate a Sunday in January, typically the feast of the Epiphany, as Immigration Sunday. This year’s observance on Jan. 5 affords an opportunity to learn more about what the Church teaches on immigration and the challenges that today’s newcomers face as they seek to start a new life for themselves and their families.

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It’s time to start looking into the faces of the poor

It’s time to start looking into the faces of the poor

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Just about every day on my way to work, I encounter the face of the poor.

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A modern heir to St. Nicholas

A modern heir to St. Nicholas

| Jerry Costello | December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Father Joseph Marquis, not surprisingly, knows all about Christmas. But — and this is the part that might surprise you — he knows all about Santa Claus, too.

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Pope challenges us to keep gaze on Christ

Pope challenges us to keep gaze on Christ

| Sarah Mealey and Joe Towalski | September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

“And now . . . the rest of the story.”

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Another conversion needed on the road to Damascus

Another conversion needed on the road to Damascus

| September 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

The war in Syria and how the United States should respond in the wake of a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 Syrians last month has dominated much of the news in the last few weeks.

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