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Priest clarifies remarks, MCC position on tax plan

Priest clarifies remarks, MCC position on tax plan

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Feb. 18, I delivered the keynote address at the Joint Reli­gious Legislative Coalition’s Day on the Hill. I was invited to deliver that address and accepted the invitation several weeks prior to my assuming the role of interim executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Con­fer­ence until such time as a nationwide search identified a permanent director. I was speaking as a long-time member and supporter of the JRLC.

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Fellow Catholic’s reflection on Cairo was inspiring

Fellow Catholic’s reflection on Cairo was inspiring

| March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

I found the article “A Catholic’s reflections on Cairo” [March 3] very inspiring. It calls us to be awake to reality. If one person is aware, it affects our family members and all the people surrounding us at work and community. The article made me want to try.

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Church is welcome voice in support of union workers

Church is welcome voice in support of union workers

| March 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

I wanted to thank [The Catholic Church] for its support for the Wisconsin public employees whose legal rights are being threatened. I am a Minnesota public worker, and an officer in my union (MAPE).

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Encourage youth to believe in Jesus

Encourage youth to believe in Jesus

| February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many young people believe that God does not care for them and that religion offers nothing they want. How can we help them?

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Don’t water down truth in the name of civility

Don’t water down truth in the name of civility

| November 4, 2010 | 4 Comments

It is always disheartening to see the obligatory “both parties are bad” letter that inevitably comes out every election time [“Civility lost in communicating political viewpoints,” Oct 18].

While Mr. Zimmerman’s longing for a spirit of civility is commendable, such a perspective blurs the real and important differences between the two main political parties.

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We need to change our approach regarding poverty

We need to change our approach regarding poverty

| October 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit asked readers in its Sept. 23 issue to answer the question: “What new steps should be taken to reduce poverty in the United States?”

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Letters to the Editor – September 23, 2010

Letters to the Editor – September 23, 2010

| September 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

My thanks to Joe Towalski for his thoughtful editorial about ground zero and the proposed site of a Muslim community center [Aug. 26]. It brought to mind the No. 1 rule of St. Benedict: All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ.

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Letters to the editor – September 9, 2010

Letters to the editor – September 9, 2010

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

My intention was to read Laura Stierman’s “My Turn” reflection, “A Catholic response to immigration and Arizona law” [Aug. 12], with an open mind. I found that difficult because it did not seem to have been written with an open mind.

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Letters to the editor – August 12, 2010

Letters to the editor – August 12, 2010

| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

As an adoptive mother, I was pleased to read about the Day of Honor and Recognition for Birth mothers in The Catholic Spirit [July 1]. Although my daughter and I always keep a day to honor her birth mother, it is important for birth mothers to know that we are forever grateful for their sacrifices.

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