February 10, 2016

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My Journey with the Stations of the Cross ~ A Walk of Mercy

  I have a confession to make. Since it is Lent, it seems like a good time to lay out the truth. Here goes: For as long as I can remember, I have never liked praying the Stations of the Cross! I mean I never “got” it. As a child, I remember waiting out the […]

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February 9, 2016

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Need a Lenten guide? ‘Rediscover Jesus’ a useful reflection

I would challenge any Catholic to read all of “Rediscover Jesus” and not find a few worthy topics for serious reflection. Whether you are a graduate student studying theology or a neophyte to the faith, you likely will deepen your relationship with Christ if you take time to think and pray over some of the concepts presented in this book.

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February 3, 2016

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Archery season ends quietly

It’s finally over. I went on my last archery hunt of the season Sunday, Jan. 31. In Wisconsin, one piece of property I hunt is located in the Hudson Metro Subunit, with an extended season that goes through Jan. 31. I hadn’t hunted there since November, so I went on Saturday morning and did some […]

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January 29, 2016

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New Parker crossbow on the way!

After lots and lots of research, I finally made a decision to purchase a crossbow. I had used a friend’s Excalibur crossbow in the fall and took a doe with it in Wisconsin, where crossbows are legal for all hunters with an archery license. I enjoyed it so much, I decided I wanted one for […]

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January 22, 2016

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Why this scientist is pro-life

Just a little Jan. 22 vignette.

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January 21, 2016

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Franciscan Blessing Alive in Colombian Mission Work

An unlikely partner resides a hemisphere away where mountains hover over a city in a bowl of ten million people, Bogota Colombia is intimately connected to Minnesota. Fifty years ago Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Lourdes from Rochester, Minnesota opened a convent in Bogota. They then started an all-girls school called Colegio Santa Francisca Romana or “PACHAS” now considered one of the top ten schools in Bogota. Thirty years ago, they added a second school, Colegio Anexo San Francisco de Asis or “CASFA,” for children with limited resources. CASFA students walk up and down the mountain to school every day. They work to learn professional skills and go to school six days a week.

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January 15, 2016

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Saying good-bye to dad

A man remembers his late father, his hero.

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January 11, 2016

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A 60-second case for Vikings hope

I would like to suggest that to actually pray for a Superbowl win is not a ridiculous prayer, and is a prayer, if answered, that could both rekindle the faith of Minnesota in God and boost our confidence in the goodness of our identity as a little culture of orderly courtesy in traffic, smiles and greetings to passersby, proud customer service, and strong lifelong friendships.

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December 22, 2015

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Kitchy crèches revisited

The beauty of the Nativity story told in statuary was something that I didn’t think could be done wrong. And then I came across this blog…

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December 21, 2015

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Mary and Joseph, Model Parents for A Model Child

The Holy Family – Jesus, Mary, and Joseph – is the model family, and they, more than any other family, offer the best spiritual example on how to be the kind of family that God wants.

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