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Digital Edition – August 22, 2019

Digital Edition – August 22, 2019

| August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Back to School, Survey – lack of belief in Real Presence, Local synod history, Faith and Football, Archbishop Hebda birthday and anniversaries, Local Knights of Columbus host national convention

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One small step — or leap — of faith

One small step — or leap — of faith

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was the summer of 1968. In May of the same year, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. In June of the same year, presidential candidate Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. Meanwhile, the Vietnam War raged on. Throughout our nation, it was a summer of riots, protests and great unrest.

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Appointments – August 22, 2019

Appointments – August 22, 2019

| August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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Un pequeño paso o salto de fe

Un pequeño paso o salto de fe

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Era el verano de 1968. En mayo del mismo año, el reverendo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fue asesinado. En junio del mismo año, el candidato presidencial senador Robert F. Kennedy fue asesinado. Mientras tanto, la guerra de Vietnam continuó. En toda nuestra nación, fue un verano de disturbios, protestas y grandes disturbios.

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Learning about relationships from the best of teachers

Learning about relationships from the best of teachers

| Deacon Gordon Bird | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Essential to any thriving business, team, organization or organism worth its salt is that they provide opportunities for continuous learning, development and growth. This also applies to the family.

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Can Catholics disagree on policy positions of bishops?

Can Catholics disagree on policy positions of bishops?

| Jason Adkins | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

This session, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota advocated in favor of a policy that would allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally in Minnesota. The bishops and Minnesota Catholic Conference staff have received plenty of feedback from Catholics throughout the state, in many instances expressing their disagreement with that policy proposal.

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Reverence for the Eucharist

Reverence for the Eucharist

| Father Michael Van Sloun | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine for a moment a personal audience, not with the president, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, a Nobel laureate or a highly acclaimed author — but with Jesus himself, the Son of God. What an awesome privilege. Nothing could be better. This privilege happens every time we are in the presence of the Eucharist or receive holy Communion. As we would hold a person of high stature in great esteem, all the more should we offer our utmost respect and reverence to Jesus in the Eucharist. There are ways to express that reverence:

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Lending Library brings unique STEM experiences to elementary classrooms

Lending Library brings unique STEM experiences to elementary classrooms

| Debbie Musser | August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Housed in the school of engineering at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul is a special library chock-full of robots, telescopes, virtual reality goggles and more.

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St. Agnes celebrates second year of merger with faith-based Montessori

St. Agnes celebrates second year of merger with faith-based Montessori

| Debbie Musser | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When St. Agnes School opens its doors in St. Paul on Aug. 26, it will welcome its second year of 3- to 5-year-olds attending St. Agnes Preschool.

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Program seeks to close literacy gap

Program seeks to close literacy gap

| Debbie Musser | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Holy Spirit School principal Mary Adrian enjoys viewing graphs showing the tremendous impact of a literacy program implemented to improve reading fluency at her school.

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Digital Edition – August 8, 2019

Digital Edition – August 8, 2019

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, Paula Kaempffer to coordinate archdiocese’s outreach efforts, Settlement agreement update, The state of lay ministry, Retreats and pilgrimages

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Can we have a sense of humor about God?

Can we have a sense of humor about God?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. The Catechism defines blasphemy as “directly opposed to the second commandment. It consists in uttering against God — inwardly or outwardly — words of hatred, reproach, or defiance; in speaking ill of God; in failing in respect toward him in one’s speech; in misusing God’s name.” My issue is that humor about God would seem to be blasphemy by this definition, even if it is not done out of hatred or anger toward God. This is particularly hard for me, because humor is an important part of all my close relationships, and it is very hard to have a meaningful relationship with the Lord if I have to exclude many kinds of humor from it.

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