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Retreat to explore Eucharist as model for marriage

Retreat to explore Eucharist as model for marriage

| Susan Klemond | September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

If we could apply that insight that the Eucharist offers every time we gather to our marriages, it would greatly enhance our intimacy.

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The DREAM Act and the need for moral creativity

The DREAM Act and the need for moral creativity

| Jessica Zittlow | August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

American immigration reform remains a heated political issue. But it is not just a theoretical political issue; it is a humanitarian one that impacts the basic dignity and life of a person, and at a broader level, the common good. It is foremost a moral issue.

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Need to get your priorities straight? Go see this movie

Need to get your priorities straight? Go see this movie

| August 17, 2011 | 3 Comments

It’s hard not to be reminded of your own mortality while paging through the morning newspaper or watching the evening news.

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In scripture, prayer, theology, art and literature, Virgin Mary still sparks interest

In scripture, prayer, theology, art and literature, Virgin Mary still sparks interest

| August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

There is renewed interest in the Virgin Mary – her role in lives of faith, how to interpret references to her in scripture, how she is depicted in art and literature – enough to spark a second Mary in Our Day conference, this one in Duluth, Minn., held on the Feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15.

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Cretin-Derham Hall golfer above par at school

Cretin-Derham Hall golfer above par at school

| Julie Pfitzinger | August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

At the age of 15, Celia Kuenster has already developed the kind of game that golfers more than three times her age have been striving to achieve on the course for years.

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Bringing Christ to the Clinic

Bringing Christ to the Clinic

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Catholic physician once related to me a powerful story about one of his patients, who had just received a diagnosis of advanced, metastatic cancer and had a relatively short time left to live.

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Going ‘viral’: Use social media to spread the Good News

Going ‘viral’: Use social media to spread the Good News

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of our Catholic Spirit bloggers received news Monday that was music to our web department’s ears: His post went “viral” over the weekend — in this case garnering more than 800 hits, or readers, in a short span of time.

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To hell and back

To hell and back

| August 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Priest describes life as an Army combat chaplain

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Sacrament of the Sick: It’s not just for emergencies

Sacrament of the Sick: It’s not just for emergencies

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

10 suggestions for understanding the Sacrament of the Sick

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Heat, government shutdown felt at Dorothy Day and Sharing and Caring hands

Heat, government shutdown felt at Dorothy Day and Sharing and Caring hands

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the midst of Minnesota’s massive heat wave, Mary Jo Copeland at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis and Gerry Lauer at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul said that they can’t blame the sweltering weather for the growing numbers of people coming in for help. However, the heat doesn’t help.

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Following humble path means knowing ‘who’ and ‘whose’ you are

Following humble path means knowing ‘who’ and ‘whose’ you are

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

During the days of government shutdown, political standoffs and ideological battles, it amazes me how sure everyone is about their position.

It reminds me of an article I read by David Brooks written for The New York Times in which he observed in our country an increasing kind of overconfidence and inflated sense of our abilities, intelligence and self-esteem.

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Tell us about your memories of 9/11

Tell us about your memories of 9/11

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit will publish a special section on Sept. 1 marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and we are seeking input from readers.

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