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The fruitfulness of NFP

The fruitfulness of NFP

| David and Kayla Meier | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Marriage is a loaded, contested word these days. Everyone seems to have a different idea on what it is, and what it looks like. The Church teaches that three essential factors of marriage are that it be faithful, fruitful, and forever. We may feel at a loss as to how to make that point in our society today; we’ve called the legislators, we are still praying, but we really feel that one of the best things to do as Catholics is to live our own marriages well. To do that, we need to be martyrs, of a sort.

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Rio, here we  come

Rio, here we come

| Caroline Rode | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nearly 2.5 million youth from all corners of the world will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 23 to 28 for World Youth Day.

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Leading with Faith awards to honor Catholic business leaders

Leading with Faith awards to honor Catholic business leaders

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ten Catholic business leaders have been chosen to receive 2013 Leading With Faith awards from The Catholic Spirit.

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Fortnight of prayer

Fortnight of prayer

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Father Michael Izen, right, pastor of St. Raphael in Crystal, reads a Bible passage during a Fortnight for Freedom prayer service.

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Evangelization motivated National History Day winners

Evangelization motivated National History Day winners

| Caroline Rode | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

With more than 2,000 years of existence, it’s no surprise that people continue to study the Catholic Church’s vast history.

Three girls from West St. Paul took one event in Church history and ended up creating a prize-winning performance.

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Down on the farm

Down on the farm

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fun, Faith and Farming and near-perfect weather on Rural Life Sunday

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‘Man of Steel’ and preparing for sainthood

‘Man of Steel’ and preparing for sainthood

| Jared Zimmerer | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

To be Superman we must want to be a saint first. For without the desire for greatness, the willingness to lay down your gifts, talents, and life for the mission God has given us, we cannot be saints, thus we cannot be super men and women.

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Local Catholics thanked for supporting retired religious

Local Catholics thanked for supporting retired religious

| June 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis contributed $419,717 to the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection for 2012.

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Rediscover: The roots of our faith

Rediscover: The roots of our faith

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Church’s beginnings rooted in Christ, sending of apostles
– In the beginning
– The things they carried
– Pilgrimages to Holy Land, Rome bring Scripture to life
– Personal witness is key to evangelization efforts
– Summer Share Project gives Catholics easy way to evangelize

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Rediscover: Mary

Rediscover: Mary

– Blessed Mother in Scripture: a model of faith
– Do Catholics worship Mary?
– The canticle of Mary still resounds
– In the quiet stillness of suffering, Mary resides
– Thousands of Catholics to gather for day of celebration, inspiration
– Rediscover: faith 2013 Speakers Series Returns for Fall

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We find grace for Christian conversion in meeting the Risen Lord and the Holy Spirit

We find grace for Christian conversion in meeting the Risen Lord and the Holy Spirit

| Fr. Daniel Griffith | May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

In examining the early Christian Church as described in Acts, there are certain characteristics that were integral and intrinsic to the Christian community.

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Book on church architecture much more than pretty pictures

Book on church architecture much more than pretty pictures

| Ann Carey | April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The Church Building as a Sacred Place: Beauty, Transcendence and the Eternal” by Duncan G. Stroik. Liturgy Training Publications.

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