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July 12, 2017
Let married men become priests, says pastor of America's largest Catholic church
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — He started his Charlotte career in 1974 as the first priest ordained in the brand new Catholic diocese here. He ends it this...
July 12, 2017 - 1:20pm
July 8, 2017
Faith Conversations: Nun celebrates 60 years as Carmelite
WAHPETON, N.D. — The diamond jubilee for Sister Margaret Mary reflects that "diamonds" are truly rare. The occasion highlighting the Carmelite's...
July 8, 2017 - 10:31am
July 6, 2017
Clergy View: True change comes from the inside out
I'm on vacation, and I don't do cartoons like Billy in the comic section Family Circus of the Dispatch. However, I'll share a brief true story that happened to a pastor friend years ago. His son was being very disruptive in his behavior. The boy was running in and out of the house...
July 6, 2017 - 8:40pm
Church News for July 7
Bazaar and bake sale planned PEQUOT LAKES—There will be a bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday (Bean Hole Day) at Our Savior's...
July 6, 2017 - 8:40pm
July 3, 2017
In a small Minn. town that went for Trump, a Muslim doctor tries to understand his neighbors
DAWSON, Minn. - The doctor was getting ready. Must look respectable, he told himself. Must be calm. He changed into a dark suit, blue shirt and...
July 3, 2017 - 8:57am
July 1, 2017
Reader Opinion: Religious right vs. left
In his recent Dispatch opinion, "The religious left's Second Coming," Cal Thomas asserts that, "Every sermon dedicated to politics is time taken from a pastor's main calling, which is to preach a message that will fit people for Heaven." Many would disagree. Karl Barth, one of the...
July 1, 2017 - 7:30am
June 30, 2017
Clergy View: Are you free?
The Fourth of July is a celebration of freedom for our country. We enjoy the benefits of freedoms that are ours because of the extraordinary...
June 30, 2017 - 11:30am
Bethel Lutheran Church activities Pastor Don Ludemann will lead the 9 a.m. worship service at Bethel Lutheran Church, South Long Lake, with the sacrament of Holy Communion being served. Coffee fellowship will follow at 10 a.m. There will be no Monday night Bible study due to the Fourth...
June 30, 2017 - 10:30am
June 24, 2017
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
When Peter Mehl checked his blood pressure shortly after arriving in the Ukraine on May 11, something seemed off. "He had me take mine, because...
June 24, 2017 - 9:47am
June 23, 2017
Clergy View: Love, Live, Laugh
We all want to "really" live, to have a full and meaningful life. Yet if we were honest, most would have to say that that desire seems out of reach. We think that if we "just won the lottery" or "had the right mate" or "that home on the lake" then... ahh, life as it was meant to be....
June 23, 2017 - 12:30pm
Game night set at First Lutheran First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, is having game night 6 p.m. June 30, which will be open...
June 23, 2017 - 11:30am
June 18, 2017
'Today is today and I love you': From Madagascar to Duluth, couple’s love endures for seven decades
Arndt Braaten was never one to make impulsive decisions. When he was confirmed into the Lutheran church, for example, the 13-year-old saw it...
June 18, 2017 - 6:00am
June 16, 2017
Let's Go Fishing Trip planned First Lutheran Church, 424 S. Eighth St., Brainerd, will be having its first Let's Go Fishing Trip on June 29 for adult members. Call the church office to be put on the list. In addition, individuals and families may potentially schedule a trip by calling...
June 16, 2017 - 2:26pm
June 9, 2017
Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina planned LITTLE FALLS—The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls will have Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading) from 6-7 p.m. Thursday in the Gathering Space at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls.
June 9, 2017 - 2:30pm
June 2, 2017
MALMO—The Ostrom Family Band will present a concert 7 p.m. Saturday at the Malmo Evangelical Free Church. The Ostrom Family Band performs...
June 2, 2017 - 2:00pm