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Minneapolis pastor says papal visit to Lebanon brings hope

Minneapolis pastor says papal visit to Lebanon brings hope

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Sharbel Maroun smiles when he recalls a journey to his native Lebanon 15 years ago.

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Teens sometimes need help to make the right choice

Teens sometimes need help to make the right choice

| Christopher Stefanick | August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Michael’s heel was bouncing as if he was about to break into a sprint, but he didn’t know which way to run.

“My friend texted me during your talk saying he had a new bowl he wanted to smoke with me as soon as I got home.”

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Interrupt daily routine to reach out in compassion to those in need

Interrupt daily routine to reach out in compassion to those in need

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Who has not been interrupted from daily routines and errands because we see someone in need?

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Local teen offers her views on national March For Life

Local teen offers her views on national March For Life

| February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

I experienced my first March for Life in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, and I will remember the trip for the rest of my life. As I left Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul before the trip, I had great expectations for the march, but what I experienced blew me away.

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Doing ‘small things with great love’

Doing ‘small things with great love’

| February 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit recently invited readers to answer this question:
“What person, living or deceased, has made a big impact on your faith life by doing ‘small things with great love’?”

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Strangers, strange gifts reveal Christ’s healing mission

Strangers, strange gifts reveal Christ’s healing mission

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

One strange gift I received this year is a deep gratitude for my health

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Survey results confirm The Catholic Spirit’s valuable role

Survey results confirm The Catholic Spirit’s valuable role

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

More than half of readers say they discuss with others items they’ve read about in the newspaper.

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Is the marriage protection amendment discrimination?

Is the marriage protection amendment discrimination?

| Jason Adkins | December 14, 2011

The following column — the third in a series about the marriage amendment — is provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which advocates on behalf of the state’s bishops for public policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person.

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Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

| November 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Priests around the archdiocese have been poring over liturgical scripts and rehearsing speaking parts in anticipation of the Nov. 27 debut of the new Roman Missal, which will usher in the most significant changes to the Mass in more than 40 years.

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Offer Communion graces for someone who hurt you

Offer Communion graces for someone who hurt you

| Father John Paul Erickson | November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Q: I’ve got the new words of the retranslated prayers down pat. What else can I do to get more out of Mass?

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Youth and adults together will learn new language, gain better understanding of Liturgy

Youth and adults together will learn new language, gain better understanding of Liturgy

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don’t be too concerned if you and your children stumble over the words of the Mass beginning Nov. 26-27, the first weekend of Advent. Your presider may stumble a little, too.

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Questions and answers about the new Roman Missal

Questions and answers about the new Roman Missal

| Father John Paul Erickson | November 10, 2011 | 4 Comments

This question-and-answer column is the next in a series about the new Roman Missal, which will be used in the United States beginning Nov. 27, the first Sunday of Advent.

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