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Triumph begins

Triumph begins

| Fr. Michael Van Sloun | April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Holy Week stands at the head of our calendar, the holiest week of the entire liturgical year. It begins on Palm Sunday and continues until Easter Sunday, and it celebrates the Paschal Mystery — the Passion and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and his victorious resurrection, his triumph over sin and death and his glorification by the Father.

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The last acceptable prejudice in America rides again

The last acceptable prejudice in America rides again

| Father Robert Barron | April 13, 2011 | 1 Comment

Anti-Catholicism has long been a feature of both the high and the low culture in America.

From the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century, it was out in the open. Many editorialists, cartoonists, politicians and other shapers of popular opinion in that era were crudely explicit in their opposition to the Catholic Church.

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Lay ministers help the church accomplish its mission

Lay ministers help the church accomplish its mission

| Melissa Kaelin For The Catholic Spirit | April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

For Deborah Organ, lay ecclesial ministry is a matter of heart. While the current president of the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homi­le­tics keeps her head about her as she goes about her work, she also seeks out communities that are deeply in need.

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Lumen Christi presents monthly speaker series

Lumen Christi presents monthly speaker series

| April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Pastoral Ministry Department at Lumen Christi in St. Paul is presenting a monthly speaker series through the end of the year, except for August.

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Archbishop Dolan blogs about stranger’s anger over abuse

Archbishop Dolan blogs about stranger’s anger over abuse

| Archbishop Timothy Dolan | April 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

What to respond? Yell at him? Cuss him out? Apologize? Deck him? Express understanding? I must admit all such reactions came to mind as I staggered with shame and anger from the damage of the wound he had inflicted with those stinging words.

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Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions is not pro-choice; it’s no choice

Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions is not pro-choice; it’s no choice

| Jason Adkins | April 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

On April 12, committees in both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature held hearings on companion bills (HF 201/SF 103) forbidding the use of tax­payer money to fund abortions. The law ends coverage for abor­tion in state-spon­sored health in­surance programs. The Minnesota Catholic Conference testified in support of this legislation.

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Letters – March 31, 2011

Letters – March 31, 2011

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Electrician’s story made me cry
» Immigration story shows humanity

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Priest clarifies remarks, MCC position on tax plan

Priest clarifies remarks, MCC position on tax plan

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Feb. 18, I delivered the keynote address at the Joint Reli­gious Legislative Coalition’s Day on the Hill. I was invited to deliver that address and accepted the invitation several weeks prior to my assuming the role of interim executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Con­fer­ence until such time as a nationwide search identified a permanent director. I was speaking as a long-time member and supporter of the JRLC.

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Digital Edition – March 31, 2011

Digital Edition – March 31, 2011

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

‘Netters’ pull in Hastings, Lakeville youth. Pope calls for halt to fighting in Libya. Exploring energy ethics. Senior Housing Guide.

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School Sisters of Notre Dame elect leaders for new province

School Sisters of Notre Dame elect leaders for new province

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The School Sisters of Notre Dame, a Catholic congregation of women religious, are for­m­ing a new pro­vince in North America.

In June, the sisters of the current provinces in Mankato, Mil­wau­kee, St. Louis and Dallas will become a new province called School Sisters of Notre Dame of the Central Pacific Province.

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Tommies are NCAA champs

Tommies are NCAA champs

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Tommies are NCAA champs
» UST gets new bylaws
» Interfaith award to sister

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Conference happy to see two scholarship bills move in Legislature

Conference happy to see two scholarship bills move in Legislature

| Peter Noll | March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last week was active at the Min­nesota Legislature with the deadline for bills to be heard in finance committees.

To add to the excitement, school choice advocates saw two private school choice bills make it into omnibus bills. Not since the Carlson administration has private school choice legislation been passed by a finance committee, let alone by two finance committees.

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