July 2, 2015

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Hope amid upheaval

In times turmoil, angst and scandal it is easy to look to the outside for answers and consolation. The answers do not come from the outside, but from the inside, and not even within those who hold offices in the Church, but in the Church herself, and how she prevails against the cursory and transient epochs of her time here on earth.

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July 1, 2015

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Fit for God

Living out your faith every day doesn’t need to be hard or complicated but like my overall physical health, big changes can happen over time with little adjustments on a daily basis.

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May 30, 2015

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New priests ‘a dynamic group’

Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan is excited about the eight men ordained May 30 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minn.
“They’re a very dynamic group and filled with the light of fire for evangelization,” said the rector of St. Paul Seminary, where the were trained. “They have a great desire to reach out to people — that’s certainly timely.”

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May 15, 2015

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Turkey hunt brings unexpected challenges

Turkey hunting proved tough this season, with success limited to one bird.

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May 12, 2015

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Rosemount pastor: Ease Nepal’s suffering with CRS donation

At the Request of Archbishop John Nienstedt, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is taking a special collection to fund Catholic Relief Service’s work in Nepal May 16-17.

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May 10, 2015

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“Don’t let the bedbugs bite”

I think I know how moms – and dads – feel after they tuck in a kid at night:

Heavenly!

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May 4, 2015

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10 ways Good Pope John still is guiding

Pope John XXIII’s advice for living a better, holier life can become a meaningful morning prayer for young people, especially, for example, first communicants.

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April 24, 2015

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Friend’s first spring turkey hunt: three birds, two shots

My friend’s turkey hunt ends with two gunshots.

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April 21, 2015

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‘My Battle Against Hitler’

Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand’s memoir tells of his efforts to oppose the Nazi’s through appealing to rational and religious thinking, as well as the story of his narrow escapes from German authorities.

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April 17, 2015

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My daughter’s first turkey hunt

I have always said shooting a turkey is like hitting a knuckleball. A gobbler’s head dances around like the specialty pitch of Major League Baseball’s famous Niekro brothers. How can a youth hit such a target? That was the question weighing heavily on my mind as I prepared to take my daughter Claire on her […]

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