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‘A light to the nations’

‘A light to the nations’

| Father Michael Joncas | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last weekend’s readings marked both the first Sunday in Ordinary Time and the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, concluding the celebration of Christmastide. It comes as a bit of a surprise, then, that the Gospel for this Sunday is not taken from Matthew and also recounts John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus in the Gospel of John. Nevertheless the first reading, psalm and Gospel assigned for this weekend all invite us to consider what it means to be the Servant of God.

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Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

Bishops begin ‘ad limina’ visit with reflection on being ‘rock’ of faith

| Cindy Wooden | January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Peter’s transformation from an erring disciple to the “rock” on which Jesus built his Church was not the result of lessons gleaned from a “self-help” book, but from growing ever closer to the Lord, said Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.

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Father Fitzpatrick remembered as ‘kind and gentle’ pastor

Father Fitzpatrick remembered as ‘kind and gentle’ pastor

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Jane Mohr of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul Park first met Father John Fitzpatrick in the late 1970s, she was studying nursing and working on a college degree.

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Faith-filled actors poised to perform Catholic young adults musical

Faith-filled actors poised to perform Catholic young adults musical

| October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is it like to be a Catholic young adult in 2019?

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Gibson makes fighting abortion his life’s work

Gibson makes fighting abortion his life’s work

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brian Gibson’s first stance for the unborn came when he was a high school sophomore in 1972.

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The ministry of making room

The ministry of making room

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our family learned this summer that we are expecting a baby in March — due on the feast of the Annunciation. A delightful date to think of welcoming another child.

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Prayerful sharing highlights first pre-synod prayer, listening event

Prayerful sharing highlights first pre-synod prayer, listening event

| September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Bob White, pastor of St. Victoria in Victoria, got a front row seat to the first Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Event, which was held at his parish about 15 miles west of the Twin Cities and drew 310 people from as far away as St. Paul.

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In politics, we can all be like ‘The Lord of the Rings’’ Frodo Baggins

In politics, we can all be like ‘The Lord of the Rings’’ Frodo Baggins

| Jason Adkins | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien is a beautiful work showing the important role even the smallest and seemingly most insignificant people have in the drama of history. In the trilogy, it is Frodo Baggins, the little hobbit, who embarks on a perilous adventure to destroy the ring of power at Mount Doom and save Middle Earth from the power of the evil Sauron.

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Here’s to Laudato Si’: Climate activist touts pope’s message in Twin Cities

Here’s to Laudato Si’: Climate activist touts pope’s message in Twin Cities

| September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tomas Insua took a trip to the Philippines in 2014 that changed his life.

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Digital Edition – September 12, 2019

Digital Edition – September 12, 2019

| September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pre-synod prayer, listening events to begin, Missionary discipleship opportunities, Women’s retreat, Screen quandary, Teaching virtue

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Digital Edition – August 22, 2019

Digital Edition – August 22, 2019

| August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Back to School, Survey – lack of belief in Real Presence, Local synod history, Faith and Football, Archbishop Hebda birthday and anniversaries, Local Knights of Columbus host national convention

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Do we really believe in the Real Presence?

Do we really believe in the Real Presence?

| Greg Erlandson | August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis recently said that every time we receive Communion, it should be like our first time, it reminded me of a friend’s story.

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