Tag: Faith

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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In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

In education-minded Northfield, Minnesota, the Catholic grade school competes with small class sizes and a focus on student progress throughout the year, not just at report card time.

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New initiative aims to make Catholic men ‘watchmen’

New initiative aims to make Catholic men ‘watchmen’

| Jonathan Liedl | January 15, 2016 | 27 Comments

“Our goal is incredibly aggressive,” said Matthew Christoff, who began writing the “Catholic Watchmen” column for The Catholic Spirit in November. “The vision is that every single man [in the archdiocese] who calls himself a Catholic will have received a personal appeal to join the Catholic Watchmen.”

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Maplewood parish to host eucharistic miracles exhibit

Maplewood parish to host eucharistic miracles exhibit

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Vatican-approved exhibit of 126 eucharistic miracles from around the world will be at St. Jerome Church in Maplewood from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 13-16.

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Families share how they make their homes reflect their faith

Families share how they make their homes reflect their faith

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The World Meeting of Families will be held for the first time in the U.S. in Philadelphia Sept. 22-25 with the aim of strengthening families in America and across the globe. Under the theme “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” the four-day “congress” intends to deepen the Church’s understanding of the family and its challenges, and provide tools to build up what “Lumen Gentium” — a principal document of the Second Vatican Council — calls “the domestic Church.” Throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Catholic families are making daily efforts to build their own domestic Churches through prayer, charity and intentional living. The Catholic Spirit invited local Catholics to share their efforts to make their homes Catholic homes. The following are in their own words.

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Brother-artist reflects with religious on beauty, prayer

Brother-artist reflects with religious on beauty, prayer

| Bridget Ryder | September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Creativity about the process, not the product

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Faith and fiesta merge at Dia de La Familia

Faith and fiesta merge at Dia de La Familia

| August 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Music, Mass, food and fun were all part of a special day to celebrate the culture of Latino Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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