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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

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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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Beauty pageants objectify women

Beauty pageants objectify women

| February 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

Commodification’s root word, commodity, is defined as “convenience, advantage, something useful or valuable, an economic good, an article of commerce.” Nowhere does it imply personhood.

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Mass changes: What’s all the commotion about?

Mass changes: What’s all the commotion about?

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

What’s all the fuss about?

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How to welcome the faithful back into the fold

How to welcome the faithful back into the fold

| Eric Sammons | December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

As Christmas approaches, there is one thing we can be as sure of seeing as Santa Claus and incessant ads for holiday deals: full Catholic churches. As predictable as the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, Catholics of all stripes return to their parish every Christmas, many visiting for the first time since the previous Easter.

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Suggested food eligibility cuts: 8 million more empty bowls

Suggested food eligibility cuts: 8 million more empty bowls

| Kathy Tomlin | November 8, 2011 | 2 Comments

Recently, I read an article from the New York Times that was examining the interesting convergence of home­less individuals and participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Letters

Letters

| October 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

– Disappointed in local PBS decision not to air ‘Catholicism’
– Ready to help with anti-bullying efforts
– Death penalty op-ed missed the mark

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The death penalty: We are either pro-life all the way or not at all

The death penalty: We are either pro-life all the way or not at all

| Effie Caldarola | October 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

It was Blessed Teresa of Kolkata who said, “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

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Letters to the editor – September 15, 2011

Letters to the editor – September 15, 2011

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

– We must have courage to stand up for what we believe
– Latin professor encouraged excellence for men and women

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