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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April 8, 2015

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Madonnas and memory

Lovers of art and lovers of great reading will both find satisfaction in this beautiful story that bounces back and forth between the 1940s and today, with memory taking a starring role in both stages of life of a survivor of the World War II siege of Leningrad.

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April 2, 2015

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Coming Home – a Holy Thursday Reflection

It felt like being away at college and making that trip back home. Everything just seemed to fit.

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March 31, 2015

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Top Holy Week and Easter Movies

A very unofficial poll of what religious movies people watch during Holy Week and Easter.

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March 31, 2015

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A girl’s first turkey hunt

The time is approaching to take my daughter on her first wild turkey hunt.

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