Tag: Faith

I didn’t sign up for this. Or did I?

I didn’t sign up for this. Or did I?

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stripping soaked sheets off a child’s bed for the third night in a row. Scrubbing vomit out of a car seat. Listening to a bedroom door slam with an angry “I hate you!”

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Cultivated by the Master Gardener

Cultivated by the Master Gardener

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I first moved into the cozy little house I rent, my yard — especially the backyard — was a bit of a disaster. A double-lot and long-neglected by previous tenants, what green there was was mostly weeds, and there were large, barren spots flooded with mud that bore a striking resemblance to the mud flats of Alaska’s Chugach Sound. (Just think “reeeally muddy.”)

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A reason for our hope

A reason for our hope

| Deacon Timothy Smith | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

People who know and love Jesus Christ exude a great joy. Every day, Catholics who make a witness of their faith to the people around them heal others through their work. The Acts of the Apostles demonstrate the power that comes from awakened believers who give witness through their words and deeds.

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Three Catholics who serve Minnesota share how their faith guides their work for the common good

Three Catholics who serve Minnesota share how their faith guides their work for the common good

| Jessica Weinberger | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

All eyes may be locked on the upcoming presidential election, but closer to home, public officials continue to serve the needs of the community by promoting justice and advocating for change across the state. For many, faith serves as the lens for addressing key issues, making fair decisions and withstanding the pressures of public service.

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Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to believe in the logic of the resurrection of the body and not succumb to heresies that reduce it to a mere spiritual experience, Pope Francis said.

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Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Poland’s memory and identity are the two catalysts that will lead the country forward and turn hopeless situations — such as those facing migrants — into opportunities for future generations, Pope Francis said.

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How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. There is a teacher at my Catholic school who just died. He was so young, and all of us students loved him so much. We all miss him so much. I am beginning to doubt my faith in all of this.

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A question for Lent: Why are we faithful?

A question for Lent: Why are we faithful?

| Deacon Paul Strommer | February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

We know it as the “parable of the Prodigal Son,” the story that possesses a remarkable quality: the ability to consistently produce new questions within us. What question will arise in us this Sunday?

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Prayer can’t change nature, but it can change our hearts

Prayer can’t change nature, but it can change our hearts

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 18, 2016

The word “lent” means spring. For all those who have been praying for spring, our prayers have been answered! Except, this is not exactly the spring we wanted. The ground is still frozen and covered with snow. There are no leaves on the trees, no flowers, no warmth, and the wind howls with a biting sting.

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Retreat center plans 50th anniversary events

Retreat center plans 50th anniversary events

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake has planned events large and small this year to mark the 50th anniversary of its first retreat, which began on Jan. 4, 1966. Here’s a listing.

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Who goes on retreats?

Who goes on retreats?

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Regular retreat attendees describe the benefits: They’re better Catholics, a father-son duo say; co-workers say “You’re different” when she gets back from being on retreat.

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Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

| Jessica Weinberger | January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, enrollment at Immaculate Conception School in the first-ring suburb of Columbia Heights was at a record low, and its future was unclear. Veteran educator and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parishioner Jane Bona joined a committee to help evaluate the viability of the school and walked away with a new title – principal.

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