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Calix Society brings spirituality to addiction recovery

Calix Society brings spirituality to addiction recovery

| Susan Klemond | February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Calix Society (“calix” is Latin for “chalice”) is an international organization founded in Minneapolis almost 70 years ago that began by offering spiritual support to Catholics recovering from alcoholism. Now with nearly 500 members in the United States and Europe, it is open to anyone affected by any form of addiction.

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Stranded after blizzard, Twin Cities teens celebrate Mass along Pennsylvania Turnpike

Stranded after blizzard, Twin Cities teens celebrate Mass along Pennsylvania Turnpike

| January 23, 2016 | 10 Comments

The group was on its way back from Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., when the Blizzard of 2016 stranded their three buses along the side of the road with thousands of other travelers. Instead of burying themselves in their cell phones and complaining to their friends back home, they went to work on sculpting a snow altar and walking up and down the road inviting people in 10 to 15 other buses to attend a noon Mass Jan. 23.

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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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Embracing the prodigal son

Embracing the prodigal son

| Alyssa Bormes | December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

It seems fair to say that I was a recalcitrant teen and 20-something, but the good Lord reached into those turbulent years planting moments of grace.

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On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

| Jonathan Liedl | December 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

“The purpose of this ordination is to allow you to give your life as a ransom for the Church, to allow your life to be taken by God and used as he desires,” said Bishop Andrew Cozzens, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishop, during his homily.

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Local faithful flock to apostolic administrator’s first Mass

Local faithful flock to apostolic administrator’s first Mass

| July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda found a fitting and “powerful” message in the Gospel reading July 12 as he celebrated Mass for the first time in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as its apostolic administrator.

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Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember those who served

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10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’re nervous to begin with because you don’t often speak in public and it’s an emotional time because you’ve lost a friend or loved one, yet you’ve been asked to say a few words at a funeral.

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Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Can anyone other than a priest or deacon do a Catholic blessing?
Q. I have long wondered why the priest mixes water with the wine at the offertory of the Mass. I have done some research and learned that this was the practice as early as the second century, but I don’t understand why it is done.

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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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Rediscover: The Mass

Rediscover: The Mass

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

– The greatest prayer of the Church
– The Mass brings NET Ministries staffer to tears
– The perfect prayer

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A taste of rural life

A taste of rural life

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crowd of about 200 gathers to celebrate Rural Life Sunday June 22 on the farm of Vernon and Elaine Rosckes of Watertown.

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