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Wisconsin bishop denounces activist’s call to destroy statues of Jesus

Wisconsin bishop denounces activist’s call to destroy statues of Jesus

| July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Donald Hying of Madison June 24 denounced comments by a Black Lives Matter activist who said statues of Jesus Christ that depict him “with European features” need to come down “because they support white supremacy.”

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Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilee anniversaries

Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilee anniversaries

| July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is honored to highlight religious women and men who are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year and who are serving, have served or were born in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The following information was provided by the religious communities.

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Why “What are the bishops doing about it?” is the wrong question

Why “What are the bishops doing about it?” is the wrong question

| Bishop Robert Barron | July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recently, the bishops of California made a statement regarding the attacks on the statues of St. Junipero Serra in San Francisco, Ventura, and Los Angeles. While acknowledging that there are legitimate concerns about racism both historical and contemporary, we insisted that the characterization of Serra as the moral equivalent of Hitler and the missions he founded as tantamount to death camps is simply unconscionable.

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Heart of Jesus, Holy Temple of God

Heart of Jesus, Holy Temple of God

| Bishop Robert Barron | July 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

I’ve been reading, recently, a good deal of the work of Dietrich von Hildebrand—perhaps not a household name, but in fact one of the greatest Catholic philosophers of the last century. An inspiration to both John Paul II and Benedict XVI, von Hildebrand was designated by the Nazis themselves as their number one enemy in the 1930s—pretty high praise, that.

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Community builder Father Gillespie celebrates 50 years as a Dominican priest

Community builder Father Gillespie celebrates 50 years as a Dominican priest

| Debbie Musser | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Planting hope

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Religious sister commemorates her 60th jubilee and roles as a teacher, scientist and mentor

Religious sister commemorates her 60th jubilee and roles as a teacher, scientist and mentor

| Debbie Musser | July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

A true servant of God

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Digital Edition – June 25, 2020

Digital Edition – June 25, 2020

| June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

African American Catholic school family reflects on racism, Stay at home, search within, Catholic Charities leadership change, DACA protections continue, CCF fund aims to help families affected by riots, Police reform, Jubilees, From Age to Age

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Congratulations, jubilarians!

Congratulations, jubilarians!

| June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is honored to celebrate the priests who are marking 10, 25, 50, 60 and 70 years of priestly ministry this year.

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Priestly jubilees: Celebrating lives in service to the Church

Priestly jubilees: Celebrating lives in service to the Church

| June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

This year, 16 archdiocesan priests are celebrating 10, 25 or 50 years of ministry. The Catholic Spirit asked three of them to share their stories: Father Gregory Skryper at 50 years, Father Michael Van Sloun at 25 years and Father Erik Lundgren at 10 years.

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The biblical basis for confirmation

The biblical basis for confirmation

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Confirmation is a sacrament instituted by Christ and established in sacred Scripture.

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God’s breath of life

God’s breath of life

| Father Joseph Bambenek | June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic, the tragic killing of George Floyd and the strong reactions to that injustice have given me reasons to reflect upon my mortality the past few months. In doing so, I have been struck that a common thread of the typical death by coronavirus and George Floyd’s death is that the breath of earthly life was extinguished.

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From readers – June 25, 2020

From readers – June 25, 2020

| June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

A shepherd defends his sheep
Why so fast?

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