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An opportunity for Christian growth!

An opportunity for Christian growth!

| Tom Redman | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

One aspect of my new life that I miss due to the pandemic is being able to attend daily Mass at St. Victoria Catholic Church. It served as a wonderful opportunity to start my day out in prayer and happiness with friends including Father Bob and his dog Arlo.

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Helping to carry the cross

Helping to carry the cross

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Eighth Station: Jesus is helped by Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross.

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Seeing God in the face of a child

Seeing God in the face of a child

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Lord of hosts, restore us; let your face shine on us, that we may be saved” (Ps 80:20).

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Effective high tech? Personal connections

Effective high tech? Personal connections

| Julie Craven | November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the second half of my corporate career, I had responsibilities for communications. It was all about key messages, platforms and measurement. I served as spokesperson, worked with media and targeted audiences. My husband, Doug, and I retired, relocated to downtown Minneapolis, and began attending Our Lady of Lourdes a few years ago. When we joined our downtown parish, I volunteered to serve as a eucharistic minister. Father Dan Griffith, after asking me a few questions about my experience, commented, “Oh, I have something else in mind for you.” Providence. I am now the director of communications and strategic initiatives at the parish.

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A view of the Amazon Synod

A view of the Amazon Synod

| Father Michael Johnson | November 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

To say that the Amazon Synod has caused a stir in the Church is an understatement. Twitter, the Catholic and secular media, and people in the parishes are talking about it. As I was teaching my canon law students about the Synod of Bishops, many questions and concerns were raised by them regarding what they had heard and read about the special session of the Synod of Bishops that was taking place concurrently with my class.

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Faith-filled quiet in busy places

Faith-filled quiet in busy places

| Susanna Parent | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you happen to be in the city known for Fenway Park, the Freedom Trail and a marathon that draws people from around the world, you might consider visiting a lesser-known but even more inspiring site.

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A worrier or a wildflower?

A worrier or a wildflower?

| Angela Jendro | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

I love wildflowers. They sing to me the praises of God’s free creativity. I revel in their effortless beauty, delicate movements, and the sheer variety of color, size and shapes. They lift my heart on summer walks and have a calming effect on my over-taxed mind frenzied with the to-do lists, scheduling feats and worries for my loved ones, of a working wife and mom.

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Mercy me: Trust in his

Mercy me: Trust in his

| Kathleen Eischens | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine you are part of a college tennis team. You are scheduled to play doubles in a meet with your main rival. Unfortunately, the week before the meet, you skip one of the five scheduled tennis team practices and totally blow your plan to eat healthily. Match day arrives. Your partner is in top form and plays really well.

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Walking with ‘a Good Friday people’

Walking with ‘a Good Friday people’

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

“We are a Good Friday people!” That was the way Archbishop Samir Nassar described the faith of Christians living in Damascus, Syria, when he visited the archdiocese last November for the first time, as part of our deepening partnership relationship.

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Let’s not miss ‘the opportunity of a generation’

Let’s not miss ‘the opportunity of a generation’

| Christopher Nelson | March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Feb. 19, the Minnesota Catholic Conference gathered hundreds of Catholics at our state’s Capitol to advocate for policies that uphold the values of our shared faith. The energy of the attendees was palpable as they prepared to discuss a wide variety of important topics with their state representatives.

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An army of solidarity in El Paso

An army of solidarity in El Paso

| Lynda McDonnell | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jan.16 was my last day in El Paso. With a noon flight, I didn’t sign up for a shift at Casa Nazareth, the refuge for immigrant families where I’d volunteered the previous eight days. I stayed away from the kitchen, where I had spent a lot of time helping prepare meals for an ever-changing population of guests.

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What if there were no Catholic schools?

What if there were no Catholic schools?

| Jean Houghton | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine our community without Catholic schools.

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