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Catholic school leaders share best life advice with graduates

Catholic school leaders share best life advice with graduates

The Catholic Spirit asked leaders from each Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share their best life advice with this year’s graduating seniors.

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Overheard – July 31, 2014

Overheard – July 31, 2014

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

“In the face of this emergency, our first duty must be to protect these children. My brothers and sisters, what we are doing for these children as a church? It’s not about politics. We all know that. It’s about who we are as Catholics.”

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Overheard – July 17, 2014

Overheard – July 17, 2014

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“Such a humanitarian emergency demands as its first measure the urgent protection and properly taking in of these children.”

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Overheard – May 22, 2014

Overheard – May 22, 2014

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“Going to school means opening your mind and heart to reality in all its richness and various dimensions. If one learns how to learn — this is the secret, learning to learn — this will stay with you forever.”

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Overheard – May 8, 2014

Overheard – May 8, 2014

“Be sure to remember this: Read a passage of the Gospel every day and go to Communion every Sunday to receive Jesus. Don’t forget! When you are sad, pick up the word of God. When you’re feeling down, pick up the word of God and go to Sunday Mass to take Communion, to participate in the mystery of Jesus.”

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Overheard – January 2, 2014

Overheard – January 2, 2014

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“Let us allow our hearts to be touched, let us allow ourselves to be warmed by the tenderness of God; we need his caress.”

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Overheard – December 5, 2013

Overheard – December 5, 2013

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“A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. Once this conviction disappears, so do solid and lasting foundations for the defense of human rights, which would always be subject to the passing whims of the powers that be.”

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 16, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 16, 2012

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

“What you see . . . are people with war stories you don’t expect. Mothers showing bullet wounds under their dresses. Children drawing pictures in a clinic they should have no reason to draw.”
— Caroline Brennan, senior communications officer for Catholic Relief Services, speaking about the plight of refugees fleeing violence in Syria

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 3, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 3, 2011

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“You and our brother bishops in Wisconsin are offering a timely reminder of what the church teaches on the rights and duties of workers, including the right to form and belong to unions and other associations, and the obligation to address difficult problems with respect for the rights and needs of all.”
— Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in a Feb. 24 letter to the archbishop of Milwaukee regarding Wisconsin’s budget battle

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – January 20, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – January 20, 2011

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

“I wish I knew the answer. But as the world continues to seek an answer to that question we can, each in our own way, strive to respect others, speak with civility, try to understand one another and to find healthy ways to resolve our conflicts.”
— Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz, in a letter to parishes in which he sought to answer the question of how to prevent acts of violence like the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson that left six people dead and another 14 wounded

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 16, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 16, 2010

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

We are the privileged generation that is going to be voting and laying a strong foundation. We need to help instill pride in being a nation and help people understand that they have a God-given right to be free.”
— Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio, Sudan

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 18, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 18, 2010

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“To meet its moral obligations to the Iraqi people, it is critically important that the United States take additional steps now to help Iraq protect its citizens, especially Christians and others who are victims of organized attacks.”
— Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, in a Nov. 9 letter to U.S. President Barack Obama

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