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Why I am Catholic — Nadége Kokoe Kreitzman

Like most Catholics, I was baptized into the Church as a little child. I therefore consider myself to be one of the very fortunate people on this earth to have been given this precious gift early on in life. The question that seems more fitting for me, then, is: “Why do I remain Catholic”?

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Can the state force a religious university to violate its religious beliefs? 

In an emergency petition filed earlier this week, Yeshiva University—an Orthodox Jewish University—is asking the United States Supreme Court to block a New York court order mandating that Yeshiva recognize an LGBT “Pride Alliance” student […]

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UST program offers a spiritual guided journey for retirement  

The Next Chapter consists of readings and assessments coupled with sharing and time to reflect. The cohort met monthly on Saturday mornings at the Iversen Center for Faith on the St. Thomas campus and attended a weekend retreat; a second session with a new cohort begins this month. 

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Building a Culture of Hope and Beauty

People often ask: What can we do, given all the problems that exist in the Church and the world? Most…

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Building a Culture of Hope and Beauty

People often ask: What can we do, given all the problems that exist in the Church and the world? Most…

The post Building a Culture of Hope and Beauty appeared first on The Catholic Thing.

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Panelists at UST explore the state of proclaiming the faith at Catholic universities

In 1885, Archbishop John Ireland founded what would become the University of St. Thomas, an archdiocesan university in St. Paul. Twenty years later, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, then led by Archbishop Ireland’s sister, Mother Seraphine Ireland, established what today is St. Catherine University, just a mile south of St. Thomas.

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UST professor creates organization to infiltrate war-torn country with much needed supplies

Paul Gavrilyuk gets about four hours of sleep a night.

It’s a wonder he gets any sleep at all. The Ukraine native and theology professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul is working around the clock to help his native country, which he left in 1993 but has family and friends still living there.

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Silent or not, St. Thomas retreats help college students journey with God

University of St. Thomas junior Ricky Pipala’s smartphone is a source of both comfort and stress — so putting it and other distractions aside during his recent silent retreat with fellow students made it easier to listen for Christ’s voice.

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