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Light in a dark world

Light in a dark world

| Jean Stolpestad | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently I read an article that began “marriage is not for you!” I have to admit that line really grabbed my attention. As I continued, the premise of the article emerged: Marriage isn’t about what the individual receives but rather what a person gives.

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For the beauty of the earth

For the beauty of the earth

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bolstered by ‘Laudato Si’’, parishes aim to engage, protect creation

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Trials teach immigrant family to lean on each other

Trials teach immigrant family to lean on each other

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Patricio Peña and Enriqueta Alfaro came to the United States 16 years ago, they didn’t expect to find a new home, a new family and a new vocation in the Church.

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Gift of self is foundational to married, celibate vocations

Gift of self is foundational to married, celibate vocations

| Sister Candace Fier, ISSM | July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

God in his plan of love and wisdom has created man and woman for communion. As human beings we find our fulfillment in giving and receiving love.

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Kindergarten teacher spiritual mother to many children

Kindergarten teacher spiritual mother to many children

| Sam Patet for The Catholic Spirit | July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Paula Dudgeon is convinced she made the right decision at age 29. After spending nine years with the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary of Waukesha, Wisconsin, she discerned that God wasn’t calling her to spend her life as a religious sister. Instead, she thought he wanted her to get married and have a family.

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Texas Catholic Conference disappointed by court ruling on abortion law

Texas Catholic Conference disappointed by court ruling on abortion law

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Texas Catholic Conference expressed disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision June 29 which temporarily blocks Texas from enforcing new requirements on abortion clinics that would force many of them to close.

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Iowa court says state’s ban on ‘webcam abortions’ unconstitutional

Iowa court says state’s ban on ‘webcam abortions’ unconstitutional

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

“If they’re successful in this case, they will probably attempt to spread the practice in other states.”

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St. Paul retirees find meaning helping mothers in need

St. Paul retirees find meaning helping mothers in need

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Margee Adrian remembers it was a very nice, heavy-duty baby crib, one that she guessed probably cost $1,000, that a man wanted to donate to the Highland LifeCare Center in St. Paul.

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Minnesota Catholic leaders: Pope’s encyclical a call to act

Minnesota Catholic leaders: Pope’s encyclical a call to act

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Upon the release of Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical, Catholics are describing it as a call to action.

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Parents hold great responsibility in forming faithful children

Parents hold great responsibility in forming faithful children

| Christine Codden | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first commandment God imparted to us is in the book of Genesis: to be fertile and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it (Genesis 1:28). From the moment of creation, we have understood that marriage is not just a biological function, only to co-create with God the next generation. It is also meant to provide for the spiritual lives of our children, to bring them to holiness.

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Parenting is a fruit of marriage for Wadena couple

Parenting is a fruit of marriage for Wadena couple

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christian and Tamara Breczinski, parishioners of St. Ann in Wadena, will celebrate 10 years of marriage in August. They adopted a piece of wisdom early in their relationship that keeps them grounded and helps them persevere through tough times.

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‘For the Holy Church’

‘For the Holy Church’

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

At St. Mark, men’s and women’s religious communities focus on family

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