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Too much of anything can be bad, including screen time

Too much of anything can be bad, including screen time

| Mark Pattison | November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Media by itself is not the leading cause of any health problem in the United States, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, but it can contribute to numerous health risks.

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Chaplains, brother inspire call to serve in military

Chaplains, brother inspire call to serve in military

| Deacon Paul Shovelain | November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Military chaplains risk their lives to bring Christ’s love to the men and women of our armed forces. Here are some of their stories.

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A ‘sacred and inalienable right’ is under attack

A ‘sacred and inalienable right’ is under attack

| October 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Religious freedom is a human right for everyone — Christians, Muslims, Jews and people of every other faith. Right now, many of our fellow Christians do not enjoy that freedom.

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‘Gravity’ offers weighty example of selfless love

‘Gravity’ offers weighty example of selfless love

| Father Robert Barron | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

“Gravity” is the most visually arresting movie since “Avatar.” But what is perhaps most surprising about this film is its clear and profound religious import.

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Seeking more support for women to embrace work, kids

Seeking more support for women to embrace work, kids

| Carol Glatz | September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many doors have opened the past several decades for women in education and employment, but very little has been done to support women as mothers and wives, said a U.S. expert in family law.

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Beyond the three ‘Rs: Catholic teachers have special calling

Beyond the three ‘Rs: Catholic teachers have special calling

| Todd Flanders | September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a world increasingly confused about truth, students must learn there are some things knowable by faith alone, many by reason alone and often, especially in moral matters, by both faith and reason.

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Local seminarians put ‘evangelization in action’

Local seminarians put ‘evangelization in action’

| Neil Bakker | August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This summer, 18 of my brother seminarians and I went out into the streets of the Twin Cities attempting to heed this call from our Lord. We were part of a two-year-old program at St. Paul Seminary entitled “Evangelization in Action” that gets seminarians experience in evangelizing and spreading the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

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Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

Local Catholic recalls March on Washington, lifetime of activism

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Josie Johnson was in her early 30s and working for the Urban League in Minneapolis when she was called upon to attend the March on Washington in 1963.

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Catholic presence at Battle of Gettysburg still evident 150 years later

Catholic presence at Battle of Gettysburg still evident 150 years later

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

They were Poles, Austrians, Germans, Czechs, Italians, Irish — especially Irish — and they had one thing in common. They were Catholics, many of them new immigrants but loyal Americans.

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Author Vince Flynn left behind much more than his books

Author Vince Flynn left behind much more than his books

| Kathy Schneeman | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In mourning the loss of a loved one, it’s tempting to just crawl under the covers and stay there. But those who are left behind need to trudge forward, and that’s what the family of Vince Flynn is doing right now. I believe he’s watching them with pride pumping his fists into the air and cheering in that big, bellowing voice of his.

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Catholics told they must be ‘fearless leaders’

Catholics told they must be ‘fearless leaders’

In dealing with several serious issues confronting the church and society today, “the only question is how you respond, not whether you should,” said Helen Alvare at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held May 9 in Washington.

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A conversation about the ‘new evangelization’

A conversation about the ‘new evangelization’

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit interviewed Weigel and Gordy DeMarais, founder and executive director of St. Paul’s Outreach, a Catholic ministry on college campuses across the U.S. that began in response to the Church’s call for a “new evangelization.” The following is an edited version of the interview.

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