Tag: Dignity

UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

UST prof at World Meeting: Politics gets ‘dignity’ wrong

| September 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

The problem, Collett said, is that “dignity” as used by some governing documents — including the constitutions of Italy, Germany and Japan — is divorced from the source of dignity, God, and presented as something that can be granted, rather than something that is inherent to the human person, as the Church believes.

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UST law professor, local pastor among World Meeting presenters

UST law professor, local pastor among World Meeting presenters

| September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two local Catholic leaders are scheduled to present at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, held Sept. 22-27.

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Sharing the truth with others requires love, compassion

Sharing the truth with others requires love, compassion

| Father James Liekhus | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a debate taking place in our society over the very nature of the human person. This debate manifests itself in many ways, most recently in the definition of marriage and in our sexual identity as male and female. As Catholics, it is important that we understand the truth that the Church teaches about our human nature so that we can share this truth with others, doing so always with love and compassion.

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Undocumented? Illegal? Don’t overlook dignity

Undocumented? Illegal? Don’t overlook dignity

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

When it comes to immigration, word choice is among the debated issues.

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Rediscover: healthy communications

Rediscover: healthy communications

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Campaigning for Facebook ‘likes’
– Advice to parents: ‘Be not afraid’ of media
– What makes a successful parent?
– Human dignity, real connections essential to communication

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Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

Bishops’ Labor Day statement notes growing inequality

| Jason Adkins | August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s necessary for the Church’s pastors to remind again both Catholics and society of what it means to put the person and the family at the center of economic life

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The best way to respect customers’ dignity is to provide great service

The best way to respect customers’ dignity is to provide great service

| Tom Bengtson | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most effective ways to live your faith at work is to provide great customer service. The way you show someone you care about them is to give them the attention they deserve as a living, breathing image of God. Too often, customers get treated as mere “consumers,” and the experience is less than satisfying.

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Writing as a pastor, not a politician

Writing as a pastor, not a politician

In early June, I wrote a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton, Sen. Amy Koch and House Speaker Kurt Zellers about the present crisis over the state budget. Some commentators interpreted my message as favoring one party’s approach over another’s. That was not correct.

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The church will not remain silent in public square

The church will not remain silent in public square

| Jason Adkins | June 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

We hear it in various forms. Some complain that the church should not be speaking out on divisive issues, but in­stead should spend its time and resources feeding the poor and spreading God’s love.

Others say the church as a religious organization should have no role in the formation of civil laws. Still others complain that the church should not be weighing in on so many issues where there seems to be legitimate room for disagreement.

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Budgeting with the common good in mind

Budgeting with the common good in mind

Obviously, both sides of the aisle face very difficult choices about how to balance needs and resources as well as how to allocate burdens and sacrifices.

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Students understand mission through acts of compassion

Students understand mission through acts of compassion

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Each year the Center for Mission sponsors a writing contest for students across the archdiocese. This year students considered how they can follow the example of Jesus’ mission today.

We received more than 600 entries of pictures, poems, prayers and essays highlighting how, like Jesus, they can reach out to those who feel like outsiders, the sad, sick, poor and vulnerable.

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