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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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Divine Mercy graces not only available to the sick and dying

Divine Mercy graces not only available to the sick and dying

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Thirteen years after Pope John Paul II established the Sunday after Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday, the image of Jesus with red and white rays coming from his side has become familiar in many parishes.

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God is always with us, even when we don’t know it

God is always with us, even when we don’t know it

| Nancy Schulte Palacheck | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In this Year of Faith we have been asked by Pope Benedict XVI to profess (profess the faith in its fullness and with conviction), celebrate (celebrate the faith, especially in the Eucharist) and witness (witness our faith to the world).

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C.S. Lewis inspires new generation of Christians

C.S. Lewis inspires new generation of Christians

| Jonathan Luxmoore | January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Author of ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ expressed faith through his stories and imagination

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Falling in love with a vocation

Falling in love with a vocation

| Sister Faith Marie Woolsey | January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

National Vocation Awareness Week is Jan. 13-19. The following reflection was first posted on the blog of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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From orphan to archbishop: thanks to religious women

From orphan to archbishop: thanks to religious women

| Archbishop Harry J. Flynn | December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Throughout the United States on the weekend of Dec. 8-9 the Church will take up the 25th annual collection for the retired religious.

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‘Facing the Screen Dilemma’ helps navigate ‘media-saturated’ culture

‘Facing the Screen Dilemma’ helps navigate ‘media-saturated’ culture

| Mark Pattison | December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every time you ask a question about what’s on TV, you’re doing the right thing. You are becoming more media literate.

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