July 15, 2014

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Nun finds grape vineyard shares both wisdom and wine

Simply great advice for being a happy, fruitful, fulfilled person.

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July 15, 2014

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Some walleye for the frying pan

Two fishing trips yield some nice walleye for the frying pan.

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July 14, 2014

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Busloads Of Turned-Back Immigrants, An Image Of Shame

Sometimes a picture says it all. Consider the 1963 picture of fire hoses and snarling police dogs in Birmingham, Alabama, used against African-American students protesting racial segregation. Surely not our civil servants at their best.

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July 10, 2014

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The Papal Cup?

As people all over the internet are claiming to have predicted, the final of this year’s World Cup will be contested by the home countries of our two living popes.

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July 5, 2014

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Turn, Turn, Turn…

I have lately realized that God is moving me into another season. A dear friend and spiritual sister has moved with her family to New York and my pastor who brought me to my faith and guided me through much of my spiritual life has been transferred. Like my children leaving the nest, it feels like the end of an era.

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June 25, 2014

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Spiritual lessons learned from a wet basement

Water will keep coming into my basement as it has during this rainy spring/summer until I stop it at the source with a pump or other means. The same goes for sin that keeps coming back into my heart.

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June 17, 2014

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Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity July 18 – 26, 2014

Join the Marriage, Family and Life Office in praying a novena for chastity and purity in the world.

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June 8, 2014

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Father, son and values tested in superb WWI novel

The moral life takes center stage in P.S. Duffy’s “The Cartographer of No Man’s Land,” a World War I novel that centers around a family and village in Nova Scotia and the impact of the first “war to end all wars.”

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June 6, 2014

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Time to go fishing!

Now that the spring turkey hunting season is over, it’s time to think about fishing. I will have my first chance of the year to get in a boat this coming Monday. I have been invited to Lake Oahe in South Dakota for the annual Bishop’s Charity Fishing Tournament. It’s a fundraiser for seminarians in […]

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June 6, 2014

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With quiet promptings the Holy Spirit transforms us

While we sometimes hope the Holy Spirit will send a spiritual fire or earthquake to transform us instantly and give us a clear vision for our lives, He often quietly calls us out of our comfort zone and gives us small opportunities to grow in holiness.

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