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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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Paper books may not be first choice of today’s youth

Paper books may not be first choice of today’s youth

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

In reading Julie Pfitzinger’s excellent piece on today’s Catholic bookstores and the challenges they face [July 7], I may have given the impression that today’s youth do not read.

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Letter: Don’t overlook the need for immigration reform

Letter: Don’t overlook the need for immigration reform

| July 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

I buried his ashes today, Sunday, with well over 200 tearful family members, friends and well-wishers present, among them his 17 year-old stepson whom I baptized when he was an infant.

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Deteriorating performance makes firing inevitable; now what?

Deteriorating performance makes firing inevitable; now what?

| Tom Bengtson | July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Firing someone from their job is unpleasant. Managers hate doing it and employees hate losing their job. But it happens, and our faith can be a guide for both manager and employee.

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Storm response brings opportunities for solidarity

Storm response brings opportunities for solidarity

| Kathy Tomlin | June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

North Minneapolis is a resilient community despite the many times it finds itself in the middle of a storm’s eye. A number of different storms have plagued the area over the years, some of them simultaneously. It has seen more than its fair share of poverty, gang violence, joblessness and racial exclusion.

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State budget should reflect community’s values and morals

State budget should reflect community’s values and morals

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

The politicians in Minnesota have not found common ground in the budget debate.

While they continue to work to resolve the budget differences, we offer a couple of thoughts to consider.

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