I’m trying to be careful not to show favoritism when linking here to articles by our client newspapers, but every week The Catholic Spirit in St. Paul, Minn., publishes such a treasure trove of interesting pieces that it’s hard to resist. For example:
- With Veterans Day coming up this weekend, there’s a story of an 89-year-old local man who survived the horrific Bataan Death March during World War II and how his faith in God brought him through the ordeal.
- The two archbishops of St. Paul and Minneapolis — one is a coadjutor — each write weekly columns for the paper. This week Archbishop John C. Nienstedt explores the moral aspects of reproductive technologies — he says he knows the suffering firsthand because his sister and brother-in-law had to face infertility — while Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, in a reprint of a previous column, offers parenting advice direct from St. Paul (the saint, not the city).
- There’s also an enlightening look at how we should deal with the consumer boycotts that we are asked to participate in, often for very just and moral causes. The guest column by Kyle Eller is actually a reprint from the article he wrote for The Northern Cross in the Diocese of Duluth, Minn, where he is editor.