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Appointments – October 10, 2019

Appointments – October 10, 2019

| October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

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With God’s grace, we stay afloat on the sea of life

With God’s grace, we stay afloat on the sea of life

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some say that life is like a roller coaster.

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Con la gracia de Dios, nos mantenemos a flote en el mar de la vida

Con la gracia de Dios, nos mantenemos a flote en el mar de la vida

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Algunos dicen que la vida es como una montaña rusa.

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Baptized and Sent — we are marked for Mission

Baptized and Sent — we are marked for Mission

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, things happen in life that leave a permanent mark. Some people retain a mark from their birth. Others carry a permanent mark from an accident or injury. Some marks are visible to the eye while others remain invisible, but they mark our souls for life. There are people who can leave a permanent mark on us because of the way they care for us or inspire us. We also talk about wanting to leave a permanent mark on the world. Some permanent marks can scar us while others become signs of new life.

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Archbishop Harry J. Flynn — 1933 – 2019

Archbishop Harry J. Flynn — 1933 – 2019

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Come Lord Jesus

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Indigenous bring needed diversity of expression to synod, speakers say

Indigenous bring needed diversity of expression to synod, speakers say

| Carol Glatz | October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

People in Western countries need to see the different cultural expressions of faith that exist in other parts of the world, said some participants at the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon.

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Developing a clear, well-articulated value system

Developing a clear, well-articulated value system

| Kate Soucheray | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

August’s article addressed the need to have a well-formed value system to help us develop a sense of right and wrong, so we may become people guided by our conscience, which, in turn, will contribute to the development of good character. The Catechism of the Catholic Church cited St. Augustine, “Return to your conscience, question it … Turn inward, brethren, and in everything you do, see God as your witness” (1779). In addition, the Catechism contends, “In all he says and does, man is obliged to follow faithfully what he knows is just and right” (1778).

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Reaching across walls

Reaching across walls

| Father Michael Byron | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Before I entered the seminary I worked in a small community bank.

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How can curiosity be a bad thing?

How can curiosity be a bad thing?

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I have heard that curiosity can be considered a vice. That doesn’t make any sense to me. The advances of science, technology, and social reforms wouldn’t have happened if people had suppressed their natural desire to venture into the unknown and ask questions that challenged the status quo. It seems more like an intimidation tactic on the part of institutions.

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Soon-to-be-saint Cardinal Newman already a patron of many archdiocesan Catholics

Soon-to-be-saint Cardinal Newman already a patron of many archdiocesan Catholics

| October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Friend. Guide. Inspiration.

These are some of the ways Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis describe Cardinal John Henry Newman, the 19th century English Catholic convert, priest and theologian.

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Relational ministry seen as key to passing on faith to Generation Z

Relational ministry seen as key to passing on faith to Generation Z

| Jonathan Liedl | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Gizzy Miko began her work in youth ministry at St. Joseph of the Lakes three years ago, she faced a challenging situation. A number of her students at the Lino Lakes parish were struggling with questions of sexuality and identity, and had developed a negative view of the Catholic Church because of what they thought it taught.

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Archbishop Flynn reflects at end of life

Archbishop Flynn reflects at end of life

| Christina Capecchi | September 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn was perched in his living room when he spotted visitors in November 2018. At 85, he had lost weight and stamina, but his sense of humor was intact.

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