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Blueprint for evangelization: Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of the Gospel’

Blueprint for evangelization: Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of the Gospel’

| Joan Frawley Desmond | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the weeks since Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), Catholic commentators have been analyzing the document’s themes and messages. The following first appeared in the National Catholic Register (ncregister.com). It was written by the newspaper’s senior editor, Joan Frawley Desmond, and is reprinted with permission.

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‘Just one life’ can make an incredible impact

‘Just one life’ can make an incredible impact

| Sharon Wilson | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Blessing a child in the womb, grieving the loss of a miscarriage, honoring a child through a naming memorial — all of these efforts help to combat society’s insistence on evaluating the worth of a persons’ life based on what they can do.

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Remembering President Kennedy 50 Years later – Vincentian pastor administered last rites after president’s assassination

Remembering President Kennedy 50 Years later – Vincentian pastor administered last rites after president’s assassination

| Jay Nies | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The late Vincentian Father Oscar Huber, a native of Perryville, Mo., in the St. Louis Archdiocese, was a hard-working, dedicated pastor who made many friends throughout his years of faithful ministry.

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Remembering President Kennedy 50 Years later – Cathedral visit among stops on first presidential visit to Minnesota

Remembering President Kennedy 50 Years later – Cathedral visit among stops on first presidential visit to Minnesota

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eleven-year-old Winifred Purinton and her sister Mary, 15, stood outside the Cathedral of St. Paul for several hours in a chilly drizzle on the morning of Oct. 7, 1962.

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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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