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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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Student clarifies graduation section responses

Student clarifies graduation section responses

| May 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

I am extremely honored at having been recognized in this year’s Salute to Graduates [May 12]. I understand space limitations often require students’ answers to be shortened. Due to the shortening of my answers, I believe that some of my key ideas have been misrepresented. At St. Agnes, I have been challenged to look at real-world and controversial issues from a faithfully Catholic viewpoint. I think this was lost in the editing, and I would like to clarify a couple of ideas.

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Letters to the editor – May 12, 2011

Letters to the editor – May 12, 2011

| May 11, 2011 | 3 Comments

» Religious grateful for contributions

» Would Jesus have killed bin Laden?

» Tax-funded abortions are the wrong choice

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Letters – March 31, 2011

Letters – March 31, 2011

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Electrician’s story made me cry
» Immigration story shows humanity

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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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Extra gift can go long way to help your parish

Extra gift can go long way to help your parish

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

In our weekly parish bulletin, we used to run a drawing of a little man alongside the report of the previous week’s collection and the amount needed each week to meet the parish budget.

When our collection reached or surpassed the budget amount, the little man had a smile on his face; when the collection fell short, he wore a pout.

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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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