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The gifts of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are imparted on those who receive the sacrament of confirmation.

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Sister McNamee, ‘one of the giants in Catholic education,’ dies at 89

Sister McNamee, ‘one of the giants in Catholic education,’ dies at 89

| September 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sister Catherine McNamee, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and longtime Catholic educational leader, died Aug. 30 at the age of 89. She was living at her order’s residence in St. Paul.

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A disciple is a decision-maker

A disciple is a decision-maker

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q) I made the decision to go on a trip with friends during this pandemic. We were planning on being safe, of course, and I came across the words “don’t cancel the trip” randomly in a book I was reading. But now I feel uneasy and I wonder if the Holy Spirit is trying to tell me something, or if it’s just me overthinking or even the bad spirit trying to confuse me and raise doubts.

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Holy, not horror: New guide explains hidden ministry of exorcism

Holy, not horror: New guide explains hidden ministry of exorcism

| Carol Glatz | August 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

One kind of ministry, by its nature but also church mandate, shuns the limelight and remains discreet: exorcism.

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Remaining open to God’s will

Remaining open to God’s will

| Father Nels Gjengdahl | August 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have had the privilege of being a high school chaplain for eight years. It was not the assignment that I imagined having when I was ordained a priest, but I have found such great joy in serving God in this capacity.

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‘Where does it hurt?’

‘Where does it hurt?’

| Liz Kelly | August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some months ago, at a seminar on healing prayer, the priest leading the study told us a charming — and instructive — story. It went something like this:

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For some viewers, ‘Fatima’ film has sparked devotion, faith

For some viewers, ‘Fatima’ film has sparked devotion, faith

| Denis Grasska | August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The producers of the movie “Fatima,” which will be released in theaters and premium video-on-demand Aug. 28, could not have asked for a better endorsement than the standing ovation the film received earlier this year at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima in Portugal.

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Sanitizing Jesus

Sanitizing Jesus

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | August 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

I do not remember the movie (Dogma) in any great detail anymore (it was a poorly made and unfunny provocation), except for one image in it: Buddy Christ.

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Archdiocesan Synod 2022 – The Church Prepares

Archdiocesan Synod 2022 – The Church Prepares

| August 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

19 Prayer and Listening Events · 11 focus events · 8,173 participants. 35,026 comments

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What can we do when people don’t love us?

What can we do when people don’t love us?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q) I think that my mom loves me, but I don’t know. She clearly loves my sister more than she loves me; they joke around and have a much easier relationship with each other. She seems more annoyed by me, and I just wish she would love me more. It is really painful for me. What can I do?

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When adult children move back home

When adult children move back home

| Kate Soucheray | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

When young people return home for a period of time following college graduation, their Baby Boomer or Gen X parents are often surprised by the disruption this causes to their newly-established routine. Becoming an empty-nester couple is not an easy transition, because so many couples become comfortable with the relationship that is formed through parenting their children. Bouncing back into an old routine is not as simple as it might seem.

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The growing edge of liturgical living

The growing edge of liturgical living

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Have you heard of “liturgical living”? The catchphrase has gained popularity in recent years among Catholics seeking to follow the rhythms of the Church year at home.

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