Tag: Spiritual

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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Shining a spiritual spotlight on abstinence on Lenten Fridays

Shining a spiritual spotlight on abstinence on Lenten Fridays

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lent raises the spotlight on Fridays. It is a day of abstinence from meat for all those age 14 and older.

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New translation is a plus for Catholics

New translation is a plus for Catholics

| James Breig | May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Vista and “New Coke” have proven that not every change is for the better. Furthermore, when change comes to important elements of life, it is often resisted with the cry of “we never did it that way before.”

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Spiritual, financial benefits won by simplifying wedding

Spiritual, financial benefits won by simplifying wedding

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | May 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

After their June 4 wedding ceremony at St. John’s Abbey in College­ville, Brooke Tuohy and her fiancé, Caleb Wenzel, won’t be taking a limousine to a lavish reception at a fancy hotel. A limo rental alone would eat up a significant portion of the couple’s wedding budget.

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