Archive for August, 2010

Ecuadorian Catholics display devotion to Mary

Ecuadorian Catholics display devotion to Mary

| August 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

At the end of the Aug. 15 Mass in honor of La Virgen del Cisne at Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Minneapolis, Juan Muñoz changes the “Manto,” the robe of the statue of La Virgen del Cisne, before a three-block procession around the neighborhood of the church.

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A priesthood anniversary to remember

A priesthood anniversary to remember

| August 30, 2010

It was supposed to be a quiet, uneventful gathering at a local rectory to celebrate the 65th anniversary of priesthood ordination for Msgr. James Lavin, now residing with the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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Fiesta Time ministry celebrates kids with special needs

Fiesta Time ministry celebrates kids with special needs

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ever since their son Taylor, 11, was born, Karen and Paul Sommers have done everything “tag-team.”

From grocery shopping to going to work to attending their daughter’s dance competitions, each takes a turn while the other stays home to care for Taylor, who has autism, and his younger brother, Nathaniel, 7.

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Unique urban monastery seeking new vocations

Unique urban monastery seeking new vocations

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

As the seven sisters of the Visitation Monastery of Minneapolis began the last part of Wednesday evening prayer, a tall, gangly young man in a blue shirt and jeans stuck his head in the door.

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Tri-parish faith formation: More resources, volunteers, funding

Tri-parish faith formation: More resources, volunteers, funding

| August 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

On most Wednesday nights during the school year, kids from first to 10th grade from three parishes meet at the Shakopee Catholic Education Center for faith formation classes.

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A stronger, more robust community of faith

A stronger, more robust community of faith

| August 18, 2010

I trust that everyone who reads this column has had an opportunity to take some vacation time this summer. As Catholics, our stewardship for our families and for others also extends to the care that we show to our own physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological health. As human beings, we need rest and relaxation in […]

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Celebrating 63 years at Holy Childhood

Celebrating 63 years at Holy Childhood

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Past teachers and graduates reminisce on school’s history August 8.

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Quotes from this weeks newsmakers – August 12, 2010

Quotes from this weeks newsmakers – August 12, 2010

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chicago Cardinal Francis George.
Benedictine Sisters of Virgina.
Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino of Havana.
Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl.

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New ‘farmers’ Mass’ being offered in New Prague area

New ‘farmers’ Mass’ being offered in New Prague area

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Farmers and others in the New Prague area whose schedules make it difficult for them to attend Sunday morning Masses now have a new option: an 8:15 Saturday night Mass at St. Scholastica in Heidelberg.

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Letters to the editor – August 12, 2010

Letters to the editor – August 12, 2010

| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

As an adoptive mother, I was pleased to read about the Day of Honor and Recognition for Birth mothers in The Catholic Spirit [July 1]. Although my daughter and I always keep a day to honor her birth mother, it is important for birth mothers to know that we are forever grateful for their sacrifices.

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Health care program for poor is in critical condition

Health care program for poor is in critical condition

| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last spring, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and state lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a money-saving plan to salvage General Assistance Medical Care so the state’s poorest residents could still receive health care coverage.

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A small percentage that makes a big difference

A small percentage that makes a big difference

| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

The weekend Mass collection at St. Victoria in Victoria looks typical: Parishioners deposit donation envelopes, crumpled bills and loose change in baskets that weave their way to the back of the church.

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