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Take Easter beyond egg hunts and into everyday life

Take Easter beyond egg hunts and into everyday life

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was the pinnacle of a Triduum made difficult by my 18-month-old. My husband and I spent Holy Thursday taking turns walking with him in our parish’s narthex, and on Good Friday I held him as he slept, unable to kneel or stand with the rest of the congregation.

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What death with dignity looks like, and it’s not physician-assisted suicide

What death with dignity looks like, and it’s not physician-assisted suicide

| March 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

On March 22, Kara Tippetts died of cancer. She was a 38-year-old mother of four, a pastor’s wife and a writer in Colorado Springs. She chronicled her illness at her blog, Mundane Faithfulness, where she presented to the world not only the ups and downs of living with cancer, but also the deep Christian faith that grounded her. Her final post, written by a loved one, was an obituary. Its title: “Homecoming.”

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Louis & Zelie remind us sainthood marriage’s goal

Louis & Zelie remind us sainthood marriage’s goal

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Envision the family portrait. The husband and wife stand in Victorian dress with their five adult daughters, all in habits. It’s nothing I’ve seen on any Christmas card, but it’s an icon Catholics should expect this coming year in preparation for the canonization of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, parents of St. Therese the Little Flower. The couple, married in 1858, had nine children — seven daughters and two sons — but only five girls survived infancy. All five joined the convent; one became a Visitation sister, and the others Carmelites in Lisieux.

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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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