Monthly Archives: April 2012

Practicing Christianity

I was speaking with a professional colleague today at a conference we both attended on self-injurious behavior and it relationship with eating disorders. We whispered to each other as the lecturer was speaking how we as therapists are always trying … Continue reading

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Congratulations Newly Ordained Deacons!

The diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota ordained its first class of deacons yesterday. Eleven men promised respect and obedience to their bishop, John LeVoir and to his successors, and after laying on of hands by the bishop and the consecratory … Continue reading

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Church of the Week

Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Catholic Church Kaunakakai, Hawaii

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A Test By Fire – This November

Here is an excellent video regarding the issues that face us this November, and how we must be well-informed as we approach the ballot box. (It is released by Catholics Called to Witness. Web address is www.cc2w.org)

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Our Bishops on Religious Liberty – A Fortnight of Prayer

Here is a letter from our bishops regarding the threat to our religious liberty of the current federal administration’s policies. I applaud our bishops in their efforts to inform and motivate us to protect our rights as believers to express … Continue reading

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Minnesota Marriage Minute #15 – Equal in Dignity, Yet Different

Here is the latest Minnesota Marriage Minute video. Yes, men and women are equal in dignity, yet different in their sexual and parental roles. Take a look, and remember, vote “yes” this November on the Marriage Amendment!

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The Social Doctrine of the Church – Peace

Peace is a basic attribute of God. It is also a gift from God to humanity and an imperative human project that conforms to God’s will. In the Bible, peace is not only the absence of war; rather, it is … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“As in Heaven Thy will is punctually performed, so may it be done on earth by all creatures, particularly in me.” – St. Elizabeth of Hungary, SFO

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Anti-Catholic Bigotry in Minnesota

You may be aware that the University of Minnesota – Duluth will be hosting a play entitled, The Deputy written by Rolf Hochhuth. This play, which I have not read or seen personally, reputedly castigates Pope Pius XII and portrays … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“I wish I had two lives: one with which I could always pray, the other, with which to perform all the duties God imposes on me.” — Mary of the Passion, FMM

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Quote for the Day

“One of the things that absolutely flabbergasts me is the mystery of the Trinity. I cannot spend much time on it without being blown away by it — but I love ‘holding it’” —-┬áJose Hobday, OSF

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Alleluia! The Lord is Risen! The Tomb is Verily Empty!

Happy Easter, everyone! The alleluias are being sung. Children are searching for their Easter baskets. The fasting is over and now is the time to rejoice and be glad for the Lord Jesus is truly risen! Thanks be to God. … Continue reading

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As We Await the Lord’s Resurrection – St. Damien of Molokai

At about 8:10 PM the acclamation, “The Light of Christ!” will be heard in the local parish, and the alleluias will follow the singing of the Exultet. But for now, the Great Silence continues…… As we wait, here is some … Continue reading

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As We Wait During the Great Silence

Here is something beautiful for your reflection during the great silence of Good Friday eve and Holy Saturday.

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Church of the Week

St. Philomena Catholic Church Kalaupapa, Molokai, Hawaii

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