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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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Affirmative action has given many young people opportunities their parents and grandparents never had

Affirmative action has given many young people opportunities their parents and grandparents never had

| John Garvey | November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

In October, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. The issue was affirmative action at public colleges and universities.

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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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