Tag: Prayer

How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

How can I pray better instead of just rambling?

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. I know that prayer needs to be a part of my life, but I never know what to say. I find myself either daydreaming or just rambling to God. How can I pray better?

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Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

Las Vegas Catholic churches, schools respond to shooting with prayers

| Carol Zimmermann | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas began school Oct. 2 — hours after the mass shooting in that city — by praying the rosary together in the school gym.

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Congressman Scalise credits power of prayer for his shooting recovery

Congressman Scalise credits power of prayer for his shooting recovery

| Carol Zimmermann | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Three and a half months after he was shot during an early morning baseball practice, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, received thunderous applause and standing ovations from the House floor Sept. 28 where he attributed his recovery to the power of prayer.

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Pray to archangels for protection from devil, pope says

Pray to archangels for protection from devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 29, 2017 | 10 Comments

The archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael help encourage and accompany Christians on life’s journey and defend them from the devil, Pope Francis said.

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God is not a personal prayer vending machine

God is not a personal prayer vending machine

| Nell O’Leary Alt | September 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

I used to pray out my fixed, rigid request list. I considered God to be my personal prayer vending machine. Prayer in; prayer answered.

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Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2006, Al Boll was looking forward to retirement from his software job at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, but he had no plan for how he would spend the influx of time.

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With prayer, Catholics in Puerto Rico deal with Hurricane Maria’s wrath

With prayer, Catholics in Puerto Rico deal with Hurricane Maria’s wrath

| Rhina Guidos | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Authorities say it may take months for electricity to fully return to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island and its infrastructure as it made landfall Sept. 20.

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Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

Vacation time should be prayer time, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Summertime can and should be a time for extra prayer, a moment of peace that allows Christians to savor the joy of their relationship with Jesus and find new strength to reach out with love to others, Pope Francis said.

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Listening heart

Listening heart

| Deacon Jim Bauhs | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time that you had a conversation with God? Who initiated the conversation? God or you?

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Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

| Joe Towalski | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

About a month after he was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Bishop Andrew Cozzens had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis following a public audience in Rome. He wanted to thank the pope for naming him a bishop.

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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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Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a warm and clear June 3 night at 8:57 p.m., a young couple pulled up to an empty St. Vincent de Paul church in Brooklyn Park and walked through the main doors.

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