Category Archives for "Community Contributors"

Aug 27

We all belong

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.” – Psalm 118:6 That’s right, I will not fear because wherever I go, God is with me. Before I realized that God is with me, I was confused. I felt that he was punishing me for something I did. It all started one morning. On […]

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Aug 14

ACC Lake Nights

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

What do we have to lose? That was my thought as Christy Louwagie (DRE/Youth Minister at Eden Valley/Watkins) and I hammered out the details for our combined youth lake nights. In my mind, we already both were adding things left and right to our schedule to provide fun and faith-filled opportunities for our youth, so […]

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Feb 26

Give some, receive more

By From the Heart | Community Contributors

The experience of going on a mission trip means to give some, and receive more.  I was profoundly blessed by this ‘could never possibly give more than received’ experience when I traveled with a group of people, primarily from Our Lady of Victory Church (OLV) in Fergus Falls, to live and do work coordinated through […]

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Oct 21

Rainbow of hope

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

Recently I was invited to attend a meeting of dialogue for people of different political persuasions for the purpose of understanding and finding areas of common ground. I did not respond immediately, only to receive a follow-up email saying they were still looking for participants, but they had enough people who considered themselves “blue” (liberal) […]

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Oct 13

No to violence, yes to peace

By From the Heart | Catholic Culture

What I really want, dear reader, is to encourage you to watch the film, Romero, starring Raul Julia as Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who is to be canonized this weekend in Rome! Paulist priest, Bud Kieser, the indomitable producer of the film faced equally indomitable conditions as he searched for information and a […]

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