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Overheard – June 5, 2014

Overheard – June 5, 2014

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Keep your perspective, maintain your sense of humor and don’t forget to pray. God always is there for us; Jesus never abandons us.”

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What we say and how we say it

What we say and how we say it

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Because if there were ever anything worthy of exclamation, it’s this: Jesus shows up every single Sunday, without fail.

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Explaining the crucifix to a child; receiving Communion

Explaining the crucifix to a child; receiving Communion

| Father Kenneth Doyle | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

How does one explain Jesus on the cross to a 4-year-old?
Is there a best way to receive Jesus, or does it matter?

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Local Catholics learn to put faith into action

Local Catholics learn to put faith into action

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute shapes leaders, disciples

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Overheard – May 22, 2014

Overheard – May 22, 2014

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Going to school means opening your mind and heart to reality in all its richness and various dimensions. If one learns how to learn — this is the secret, learning to learn — this will stay with you forever.”

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Guilt and shame can lead to changing for the good

Guilt and shame can lead to changing for the good

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I struggle a lot with guilt and shame. What should I do about it?

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Archdiocesan Marriage Day Celebration is June 7

Archdiocesan Marriage Day Celebration is June 7

The Archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life will host its annual Marriage Day Celebration at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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‘Fly a Little Higher’

‘Fly a Little Higher’

| April 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mom writes about son Zach’s illness and death

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Overheard – April 24, 2014

Overheard – April 24, 2014

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“It is necessary to reassert the strongest opposition to every direct attack on life, especially innocent and defenseless life, and the unborn child in the womb is the definition of innocence. Every Christian is responsible for this evangelical witness: to protect life in all its stages with courage and love.

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Seminarians show acting talent in ‘Murder and Mariolatry’

Seminarians show acting talent in ‘Murder and Mariolatry’

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a Catholic and an atheist duel over religion in a new play produced by seminarians at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity later this month, there may be murder and Mariolatry (excessive veneration of the Virgin Mary) on a University of St. Thomas stage. There also will be humor, according to the cast.

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Overcoming a false understanding of freedom

Overcoming a false understanding of freedom

| Jason Adkins | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

As America secularizes, a false understanding of freedom is becoming increasingly pervasive in public life. Two current issues being considered by the Legislature — payday lending reforms and the legalization of a commercial surrogacy business — provide an opportunity to examine the social ramifications of this newfound “freedom.”

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The rich symbols of Holy Week

The rich symbols of Holy Week

| Father John Paul Erickson | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Throughout this week of power and glory, tragedy and eternal triumph, Christians will be witness to a wide variety of rich symbols and sacramental signs, all of which bring us into contact with the saving mysteries we celebrate.

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