Tag: Spiritual

Illinois doctor: Newman miracle depositions were ‘spiritual experiences’

Illinois doctor: Newman miracle depositions were ‘spiritual experiences’

| Joyce Duriga | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Vatican announced Feb. 15 that Pope Francis had signed a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed John Henry Newman, clearing the way for his canonization, there was rejoicing in Chicago.

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Training for victory

Training for victory

| Ben Tlougan | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Training and preparation: We all know these are needed for difficult tasks. The hardest part of running a marathon isn’t the actual marathon — it’s the hours, days, weeks and months of running that are required to prepare for it. If you try running a marathon without preparation, you will end up like the first guy who did it, and keel over dead.

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Five spirit-fueling destinations within an easy drive

Five spirit-fueling destinations within an easy drive

| April 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics looking for an excursion that doesn’t require an overnight stay — or plane ticket — might consider the following pilgrimage sites, all within a few hours’ drive from the Twin Cities.

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Body and soul: Personal trainer promotes exercise as way to honor God

Body and soul: Personal trainer promotes exercise as way to honor God

| Denis Grasska | April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The catechesis that personal trainer Jordan Friske provides during every workout session is no mere afterthought.

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Replenishing our flame

Replenishing our flame

| Jacqui Skemp | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the liturgical year comes to a close, the Church draws our attention to the ends and beginnings.

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Tending to each other and our common home

Tending to each other and our common home

| Christina Capecchi | March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at the field’s edge.

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Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says

Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Faced with the judge’s indifference, the widow resorted to her only weapon — to keep incessantly pestering him, presenting him with her appeal for justice,” the pope said.

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New art series spotlights spiritual in local artists’ work

New art series spotlights spiritual in local artists’ work

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Works that tackle spiritual themes are part of a year-long art series opening Sept. 4 at the Benedictine Center at St. Paul’s Monastery in the St. Paul suburb of Maplewood.

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Personalized funeral trend can miss key spiritual aspects

Personalized funeral trend can miss key spiritual aspects

| Pete Sheehan | October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The trend in funerals today toward more personalized, less traditional ceremonies is taking these services where no funerals have gone before.

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Papal ministry confirms our faith, keeps us on right path

Papal ministry confirms our faith, keeps us on right path

| August 1, 2013

In this column, Cardinal George shares his insights about spirituality, religion and the role of the successor of St. Peter

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Not liberal, not conservative: simply Catholic

Not liberal, not conservative: simply Catholic

| March 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

Meeting with journalists a few days after his election, Pope Francis talked about how difficult it is for the media to cover the Church as a spiritual institution. Many reporters, it seems, fail to understand that a conclave is more about prayer than politicking, more about responding to the promptings of the Holy Spirit than what the latest polls may show.

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Despite ban, Russian artists didn’t lose their spirituality

Despite ban, Russian artists didn’t lose their spirituality

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

A blood red river flows from the doors of the “Church of Saint Trifon,” an otherwise black and white work from 1979 by artist Tatiana Levitskaia.

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