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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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Lazarus and who?

Lazarus and who?

| Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the unsettling parable of Lazarus and the rich man in Luke 16:19-31, Jesus speaks of the fate of a rich man who enjoyed everything that money could buy yet insulated himself from the needs of the poor.

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Transformed by Christ

Transformed by Christ

| Father Michael Joncas | September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

This Sunday’s Scriptures are not easy to hear for those of us who live observing God’s commandments and the precepts of the Church. Our behavior leads us to think of ourselves as “insiders,” those who belong to the community of Jesus’ followers with all the privileges that entails. And yet the selection from Luke’s Gospel that we hear today warns us that we may discover ourselves “outsiders” when the Reign of God that Jesus proclaimed is brought to completion.

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Striving for heaven

Striving for heaven

| Father Tom Margevicius | August 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

I read somewhere (maybe Dale Ahlquist can find it) that GK Chesterton wrote, “Modern man has stopped longing for heaven and now takes it for granted that he will get there.”

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Embracing God’s gift of faith

Embracing God’s gift of faith

| Father Tom Walker | August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sister Della Boucher and members of her community of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet were holding vigil during her final hours here on earth. One close friend asked this very faith-filled servant of God if she had any fear approaching death. Sister Della replied:
No, but I’m very curious to know what Jesus looks like.

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Pleading to a patron: An ancient view of prayer

Pleading to a patron: An ancient view of prayer

| Father Michael Joncas | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

If we understand prayer as communication with a divine power that has charge over life and its details, it becomes clear why many contemporary U.S. citizens, even some Catholic Christians, have difficulty with prayer.

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Love of God, love of neighbor

Love of God, love of neighbor

| Father Nels Gjengdahl | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you could meet God face-to-face and were given the opportunity to ask him just one question, what would you ask him? Think very carefully.

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Origins of the feast of Corpus Christi

Origins of the feast of Corpus Christi

| Father Tom Margevicius | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Juliana of Cornillon was born in Liège (modern-day Belgium) around 1192 and was left an orphan at age 5 when her parents died. She was raised in a house of religious Norbertines and quickly distinguished herself. She had an extraordinary memory, being able to recite the entire Psalter by heart, and she was a gifted musician.

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Christians loving one another proves Christianity

Christians loving one another proves Christianity

| Father Byron Hagan | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are familiar with the summary of the Commandments that Jesus gives when under the interrogation: “What is the greatest commandment?” He says that “the whole law and the prophets” are summed up in the commandment to love God with our whole heart, soul and mind, and then to follow upon this love with loving our neighbors as ourselves — a tall order indeed. In fact, it’s impossible without divine grace.

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Counting the ways we experience Christ’s love

Counting the ways we experience Christ’s love

| Father Mike Tix | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the month of May now here, the thoughts of many turn to Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes and the annual fishing opener. Ask someone, and I’m sure that person will have a fishing story to share. I vividly recall times fishing as a kid. We all have our stories.

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Finding the right words for the Resurrection

Finding the right words for the Resurrection

| Father Michael Joncas | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever had an experience so profound and so out-of-the-norm that you were tongue-tied in trying to convey to others the impact of that experience?

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God in the darkness

God in the darkness

| Father Michael Johnson | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

“God called out to him from the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ He answered, ‘Here I am.’ God said, ‘Come no nearer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.’”

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