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Be careful how you use adoption terminology

Be careful how you use adoption terminology

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The more positive spin of the current usage helps squelch some outdated images about confidential or closed adoptions.

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Bodies some despise are those imprinted with God’s love

Bodies some despise are those imprinted with God’s love

| Carolyn Woo | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

On August 15, the feast of the Assumption celebrates Mary taken into heaven body and soul. This is by the power exerted by her son’s suffering, triumph and ascent into heaven. Where Jesus is, Mary is, since Mary’s faith and love for him are unsullied by cynicism or bitterness, despite piercing sorrow. She believes the divine promises without pretense or hesitation.

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The best way to respect customers’ dignity is to provide great service

The best way to respect customers’ dignity is to provide great service

| Tom Bengtson | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most effective ways to live your faith at work is to provide great customer service. The way you show someone you care about them is to give them the attention they deserve as a living, breathing image of God. Too often, customers get treated as mere “consumers,” and the experience is less than satisfying.

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Newfound optimism for educational choice in Minnesota

Newfound optimism for educational choice in Minnesota

| Peter Noll | February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is hope that new parental choice bills recently introduced in the Legislature will gather momentum

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Readers respond to Connecticut school shootings

Readers respond to Connecticut school shootings

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit invited readers in its Dec. 20 edition to respond to the question: What is the best way to respond to the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn.? The following were among the answers we received. Some have been excerpted for space reasons; go online to TheCatholicSpirit.com to read the full responses as well as others we received.

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Lessons from a Pakistani teen who is fighting for her life

Lessons from a Pakistani teen who is fighting for her life

| Karen Osborne | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have a new hero. Her name is Malala Yousafzai, and she’s a 14-year-old girl from Pakistan.

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Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

Challenging the community to help people find pathways out of poverty

| Kathy Tomlin | September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are several initiatives in the works to attempt to reverse the affordable housing shortage and the growing shelter demand.

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Watching for (c)

Watching for (c)

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every time I read this passage, I wonder if I’m limiting God’s options as well. Am I assuming the only answers are (a) or (b)? Am I open to receiving (c) instead?

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Redemptorist website offers video feed of icon

Redemptorist website offers video feed of icon

| July 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

It was good to see Archbishop Nienstedt’s endorsing the renewal of devotions to Our Mother of Perpetual Help in one of his recent columns.

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Spider-Man, Iron Man, Superman and the God-Man

Spider-Man, Iron Man, Superman and the God-Man

| Father Robert Barron | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

What is it about these stories — and the Spider-Man tale in particular — that fascinate us? May I suggest that it has something to do with Christianity, more precisely, with the figure around which all of the Christian religion revolves.

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Just going to Mass? No, it’s more than that

Just going to Mass? No, it’s more than that

| Deacon Robert Schnell | July 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

When I mention that the former-speaker and his wife were at St. Richard’s, people say: “Why were they there?”

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Making churches more welcoming for the disabled

Making churches more welcoming for the disabled

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Reaching out for Father Joe Metzger of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Norfolk, Va., meant getting fully vested and walking an 11-year-old autistic child through an empty sanctuary so that she would feel comfortable when she received her first Communion with other children a few days later.

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