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Young adults hit the road to take pro-life message across country

Young adults hit the road to take pro-life message across country

| Ana Franco-Guzman | July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The path for a group of young adult pro-lifers this summer is about 10,000 miles long.

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Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

| Clare Kolars | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

To serve and be served

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Called to Krakow

Called to Krakow

| Josephine von Dohlen | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local Catholics joining Pope Francis at World Youth Day

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Care for the sick

Care for the sick

| Father Michael Van Sloun | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

The fifth corporal work of mercy was given by Jesus in his discourse on the judgment of the nations: “For I was … ill and you cared for me” (Mt 25:35, 36). Other interchangeable terms include to visit or to comfort the sick. The original Greek verb could also be translated “you looked after me” or “you nursed me.”

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In Prior Lake, cancer ministry arms ‘warriors’ with prayer, cards and care packages

In Prior Lake, cancer ministry arms ‘warriors’ with prayer, cards and care packages

| Jessica Weinberger | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was Rhonda Zweber’s lowest day.

She had just returned home after undergoing a double mastectomy in August 2007. Nauseous from the anesthesia and faced with a lengthy treatment plan to fight her breast cancer, she was unsure of what the future would hold for her and her husband, Val, and their three young daughters.

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Women, men religious celebrate jubilees

Women, men religious celebrate jubilees

| July 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit congratulates the following members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are serving or have served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and are celebrating jubilees this year.

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To bear wrongs patiently

To bear wrongs patiently

To bear wrongs patiently is one of the seven spiritual works of mercy. Most of the spiritual works of mercy are directed outward for the spiritual benefit of another person, such as to instruct, comfort, counsel or admonish. This spiritual work is directed inward for one’s own spiritual benefit. It is much like a virtue. Christians should have this quality and increase in it.

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Food and conversation conduits for connecting with society’s wounded

Food and conversation conduits for connecting with society’s wounded

| Bridget Ryder | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

For St. Paul man, food and conversation conduits for connecting with society’s wounded

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Nearly 90, archdiocese’s oldest active pastor focuses on love and mercy

Nearly 90, archdiocese’s oldest active pastor focuses on love and mercy

| Susan Klemond | June 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

After 65 years of priesthood, Father John Clay could fit his favorite pastoral message into a single 140-character tweet.

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Grandparents’ love for family manifests in prayer

Grandparents’ love for family manifests in prayer

| Josephine von Dohlen | June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every Tuesday after the 8:15 Mass, about one dozen grandparents gather in the Marian chapel of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul to pray the rosary for their grandchildren.

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Lakeville senior nurtures her garden, neighborhood and parish

Lakeville senior nurtures her garden, neighborhood and parish

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I have so many slogans in this house, it’s just amazing,” said the 70-year-old member of St. Joseph in Rosemount. “My biggest one is: Wish it, dream it, do it.”

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Visit the imprisoned

Visit the imprisoned

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

To visit the imprisoned is a corporal work of mercy. Jesus mentioned it specifically when he said, “For I was . . . in prison and you visited me” (Mt 25:35, 36).

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