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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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Thank you for helping retired religious

Thank you for helping retired religious

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Retirement Fund for Religious achieved another successful year in this archdiocese.

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Opportunity to help  the homeless also benefited volunteers

Opportunity to help the homeless also benefited volunteers

Last fall, after Catholic Charities CEO Tim Marx wrote an article in the StarTribune documenting the overcrowding at the Dorothy Day Center, a group of men from St. John Neumann parish in Eagan responded by offering to staff overnight the old offices of Catholic Charities in St. Paul (which we refer to as the Annex) so that no one had to be turned away.

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Author offers insights on how to solve today’s bully problem

Author offers insights on how to solve today’s bully problem

| Father Robert Barron | April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whether we are talking about the Navajo, Masai warriors, or Orthodox Jews, traditional cultures understand that boys have to be brought through a period of trial — some test of skill and endurance — during which they learn the virtues of courage and self-sacrifice.

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Lenten sacrifices help prepare youth for adult life

Lenten sacrifices help prepare youth for adult life

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Also:

Gap between rich, poor not a myth

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U.S. bishops right in taking stand

U.S. bishops right in taking stand

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

I applaud the various bishops in America for vocally standing up for our faith, and in defiance of the recent ruling by the Obama administration regarding exemptions from providing health care coverage for contraception and sterilization.

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