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‘The Church is a hospital for sinners’

‘The Church is a hospital for sinners’

| September 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Retired priest to receive lifetime achievement award for helping people with addiction

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When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ann Bergmann senses that sports are becoming a “false idol” in American society.

In the next breath she admits that she, her husband, Brian, and their twins are a part of that culture.

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What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Q. This might be a silly question, but do we know what Jesus looked like? Does it matter?

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Prep sports captains huddle up for lessons on team leadership

Prep sports captains huddle up for lessons on team leadership

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Matt Birk grabbed the microphone on the morning of Aug. 8 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, he took command of his audience the way he took command of the offensive line for the Minnesota Vikings and, later, Baltimore Ravens.

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Charismatics pray for personal experience of Pentecost

Charismatics pray for personal experience of Pentecost

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Charismatic praise, including praying in other tongues and raising hands in worship, was foreign to Allen Illgen. But he decided to attend the Archdiocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office’s rally, “The Lavish Gifts of God” held Aug. 9 in Eagan, because he had experienced the power of the Holy Spirit and wanted to learn more about the Spirit’s gifts.

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Woman’s inspiration plays out on stage at local festival

Woman’s inspiration plays out on stage at local festival

| Josie Bungert for The Catholic Spirit | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

After an eye-opening conversion to Catholicism last spring, theater historian K.D. Howells is putting her newfound faith into practice in a musical she wrote and directed.

“It Only Takes One” combines her commitment to prayer and theater, and will be featured at the Minnesota Fringe Festival Aug. 1-9.

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Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Q. My dad died, but I think he was agnostic. He never clearly claimed Jesus. He tolerated faith in my mom and in us, but he never gave any indication that it reached him. Is he in heaven?

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Catholic tour groups thrive despite economy

Catholic tour groups thrive despite economy

| Zoey Di Mauro | July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although the shifting economy sometimes forces people to forgo usual vacations, Catholic tour companies do not seem to feel the impact.

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Marital problems? Blame Adam and Eve, not your spouse

Marital problems? Blame Adam and Eve, not your spouse

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Psychologist offers insights from late pope’s Theology of the Body

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Creating a buzz for God’s creation

Creating a buzz for God’s creation

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

On any given day, volunteers work like busy bees in the Matthew 25 community garden at St. Joseph in Rosemount.

But since July 6, actual honeybees have taken over some of the work, helping the garden to grow more and better vegetables and flowers.

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Dad’s heroism on the bridge through the eyes of his daughter

Dad’s heroism on the bridge through the eyes of his daughter

| July 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

St. Thomas grad hopes to carry family faith legacy in role as campus minister at U of M

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Cribbage and the kingdom of heaven

Cribbage and the kingdom of heaven

| Bill Dodds | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was teaching my 9-year-old grandson how to play cribbage. I was dusting off a lot of mental cobwebs about the game. We were quite pleased with ourselves.

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