Tag: Faith

What role can social media play in evangelization?

What role can social media play in evangelization?

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

These days, one is hard-pressed to find people who speak positively about social media. In fact, a quick Google search of the term “social media” brings about doom-and-gloom articles discussing how social media have brought about the ruin of our institutions, turned us into antisocial scrollers and are the root source of depression and anxiety.

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Hipster, author, convert: Millennial finds freedom in the faith

Hipster, author, convert: Millennial finds freedom in the faith

| Jonathan Liedl | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eight years ago, Tyler Blanski was a long-haired denizen of Uptown Minneapolis, a “spiritual, but not religious” Christian hipster. He painted houses in the summer, recorded music in the winter, and was making plans to go to Anglican seminary to become a self-described “slum priest.”

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Faith in Christ isn’t professed in words but in deeds, pope says

Faith in Christ isn’t professed in words but in deeds, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

True followers of Jesus profess their faith not through pre-packaged platitudes but rather through concrete actions of love for their neighbors, Pope Francis said.

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Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2018 Leading With Faith winners

Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2018 Leading With Faith winners

| July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

We will honor the winners at the Leading With Faith Award luncheon Friday, Aug. 10 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

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How can we avoid a ‘greenhouse faith’?

How can we avoid a ‘greenhouse faith’?

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. It used to be easy to believe in Jesus when I was younger, but with all the suffering in the world and in my life, I just don’t know. Why is it harder for me now than when I was younger?

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Panel on faith, faithful in politics ‘needed in polarized world’

Panel on faith, faithful in politics ‘needed in polarized world’

| Mark Zimmermann | April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The place of faith and the faithful in U.S. politics is often misunderstood and neglected” and that role is changing and challenging both political parties and religious communities, said John Carr, founder and director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, which co-sponsored the panel discussion.

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Scientists, farmers, theologians reflect on agriculture as ‘noble vocation’

Scientists, farmers, theologians reflect on agriculture as ‘noble vocation’

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The Church has a voice in these conversations because you’re dealing with human beings: their response to God, their care for creation [as] God’s gift,” said James Ennis, Catholic Rural Life executive director.

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Our faith: A resource in challenging times

Our faith: A resource in challenging times

| Kate Soucheray | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring is coming! According to our calendars, it should arrive in 12 days, and likely for many Minnesotans this year, it simply cannot be here soon enough. With the bitter cold that began before Christmas, followed by more cold weather, a 10-inch snowfall in January and another dumping in late February, the first signs of spring will be a welcome sight.

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How to hold doubt and grow faith

How to hold doubt and grow faith

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

One Sunday after Mass when I was 13 years old, I told my dad that I wasn’t sure if I believed that Jesus was really in the Eucharist.

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Foundation’s forum series to address education, millennials, women’s poverty

Foundation’s forum series to address education, millennials, women’s poverty

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

In devising the series, Miller said CCF took insights from its donors, who often ask about the community’s greatest needs and how they can respond to them with their time, talent and treasure.

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Good works are response to, not reason for God’s forgiveness, pope says

Good works are response to, not reason for God’s forgiveness, pope says

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians are holy not because of their good works but because they recognize their sins before God and receive his forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

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Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2006, Al Boll was looking forward to retirement from his software job at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, but he had no plan for how he would spend the influx of time.

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