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2017 Senior Services Guide

2017 Senior Services Guide

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017 Senior Services Guide

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At NCYC, youth urged to remember they’re ‘beloved children of God, called by name’

At NCYC, youth urged to remember they’re ‘beloved children of God, called by name’

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The sound of more than 20,000 teens screaming and singing along with raucous music of Christian hip-hop band TobyMac was loud.

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Modern adoption: Birth mothers stay connected to children

Modern adoption: Birth mothers stay connected to children

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Kate Gillen walks down the aisle on her wedding day next June at St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park, the son whom she placed for adoption as a college freshman will be there with a special role.

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

| Father Michael Van Sloun | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

With a pregnancy, the birth of a child and the celebration of the sacrament of baptism, a name must be chosen for the child. A name is a person’s title or identifier for life. This is a not a decision that should be taken lightly. The selection of the name is primarily the duty of the parents, and only secondarily the duty of the sponsor or the pastor.

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Long live Christ the King

Long live Christ the King

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | November 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Mixed in with the politics of the Mexican revolution of some 10 years earlier, the decades of Church persecution were finally coming to a head.

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Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Solanus Casey’s words was known for the “concrete practice of faith, hope and charity in his everyday life,” said the cardinal in his homily during the Nov. 18 beatification Mass for the beloved Capuchin Franciscan friar who was known for his cures and wise counsel.

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Entering the storm

Entering the storm

| Vincenzo Randazzo | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A friend told me about a family stuck in a blizzard late at night in an unfamiliar, remote area. They’d seen no one else on the road in hours. Their car, though safe and mechanically sound, ran out of gas. Their cell phones were dead, and even if they had power, reception was low.

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To ‘listen’ one another

To ‘listen’ one another

| Liz Kelly | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a quote I keep in my office from Douglas Steere, the Quaker, and I read it before every meeting I have, especially with spiritual directees. He writes, “To ‘listen’ another’s soul into a condition of disclosure and discovery may be almost the greatest service that any human being ever performs for another.”

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St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

| Rachel Herbeck | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many, but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the kingdom of God and intent on relaying the truth to others, including Muslim sultans.

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