January 15, 2015

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Father Robert Jude, a priest for 65 years

A priest of the Archdiocese of
St. Paul and Minneapolis for 65 years, Father Robert Jude died Dec. 20, 2014. He was 92.

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January 15, 2015

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Father Charles Froehle, seminary rector and pastor

Father Charles L. Froehle was a role model for the scores of priests ordained from the St. Paul Seminary over the 25 years he served there as professor, dean and rector.

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January 15, 2015

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Hill-Murray, archdiocese lose ‘Mr. A’

Frank Asenbrenner, the leader and icon of Hill-Murray High School for 30 years, died Dec. 30.

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January 14, 2015

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Winter: A time for preparation

Unless you like to go ice fishing or coyote hunting, winter is the off season for outdoor pursuits. But, that doesn’t mean your only option is to sit idle and dream about the big fish you’ll catch once the ice thaws, or the big tom you’ll harvest after the snow melts. Far from it. This […]

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January 14, 2015

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Saint Oscar Romero? Here’s why

Powerfully written biography of the martyred archbishop of San Salvador offers insight not only into a relatively recent era of world history but into the conversion of a man from a priest into a saint.

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January 5, 2015

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Ride with African aid workers is fiction, but it reads like reality

“Children Are Diamonds: An African Apocalypse” is a touching, memoir-like novel that puts you right along side aid workers caught in the civil war in South Sudan.

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January 5, 2015

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Beer-batter walleye: Great way to start the new year!

With my oldest son getting ready to leave and with some walleye in the freezer, I decided it was time for a fish fry.

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December 31, 2014

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A toast to friendship

Friends aren’t necessary for survival, one writer says, but they do add a lot to life! They support us, challenge us, and laugh and cry with us. Christ wants to be in our circle of friends.

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December 19, 2014

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Patience: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Patience probably isn’t on anyone’s Christmas list. We all wish we had it but we know becoming patient usually involves some pain. During this busy time of year, the virtue of patience is needed more than ever.

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December 15, 2014

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Having fun hunting and scouting

I have visited the property I bow hunt in Wisconsin twice over the last three days. I hunted there Friday morning, and did a little scouting yesterday afternoon. I did not see a deer on Friday, but I did have the chance to take a brief walk in the woods before heading in to the […]

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