April 22, 2016

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St. Adalbert of Prague, Bishop and Martyr

St. Adalbert of Prague was born in 956 in Bohemia into the Christian upper class Slavnik family. His baptismal name is variously reported as Wojciech, Voytiekh, and Voytech. He went to Magdeburg, Germany, and was educated by its archbishop, St. Adalbert of Magdeburg, who changed his name to Adalbert when he received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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April 22, 2016

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Turkey hunt goes smoothly

I always say that turkey hunting is NEVER easy. Sure, I have had hunts where the birds did what I was hoping they would do. And, hunts that ended quickly, like less than an hour. But, so much work goes into making a hunt successful that I refuse to ever use the word easy to […]

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April 15, 2016

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Good Shepherd Sunday is the annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This custom began in 1963. It is a day set aside to pray for vocations to the priesthood and the permanent diaconate, as well as to the consecrated life, the vocation of priest, brother, or sister within a religious order that observes the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience.

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April 15, 2016

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What makes Jesus, The Good Shepherd, good?

Good vs. Bad. The Fourth Sunday of Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday. It is important to know the difference between a good and bad shepherd, and both Jesus in the Good Shepherd Discourse (Jn 10:1-21) and God through the prophet Ezekiel (Ez 34:1-10) highlight the differences.

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April 11, 2016

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Will turkey scouting pay off?

We all hear about the importance of scouting in preparing for a hunt. I learned firsthand during a trip down to two adjoining properties I will turkey hunt near Red Wing when Season A opens on Wednesday. I had planned to hunt a spot where I had called in two toms for my daughter Claire […]

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April 7, 2016

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University of MN college students to participate in Alaska mission trip

With spring break passing, many students took the week to go down south and relax without the worries of school and left their responsibilities in Minnesota. Instead of scurrying to the warmth, however, 16 students along with 3 mission leaders from Saint Paul’s Outreach (SPO) ventured off to Anchorage, Alaska to serve on a mission trip.

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April 6, 2016

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The Acts of the Apostles – Scripture for the Easter Season

The Acts of the Apostles is used at Mass during the Easter Season more than any other book of the Bible.

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April 1, 2016

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The Easter Season

Length. The Easter Season is fifty days, not forty days, like Lent, or four weeks or slightly less, like Advent. The Easter Season extends from Easter Sunday to Pentecost. It is sometimes known as the “Festival of Weeks,” seven weeks of seven days (49 days), plus one, the fiftieth day, Pentecost.

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March 28, 2016

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Did these 10 prayers really change the world?

The stories behind the pleas to the divine make for not just interesting reading but history lessons as well.

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