Archive for September, 2010

Hometown glory: ‘The Catholic Guy’ gets day named for him in Twin Cities

Hometown glory: ‘The Catholic Guy’ gets day named for him in Twin Cities

| September 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

How do you get a lobster, pub grub and a whole day named after you? If you’re Lino Rulli, you just ask. Sept. 29 was Lino Rulli Day in St. Paul and Minneapolis, officially declared so by the cities’ mayors, Chris Coleman and R.T. Rybak.

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Eight men celebrate their ordination to the diaconate

Eight men celebrate their ordination to the diaconate

| September 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Deacon ordination candidates James Bauhs, Kevin Downie, Lawrence Lawinger, Joseph Michalak, Thomas Michaud, Michael Nevin, Ron Smisek and John Vomastek listen to Archbishop John Nienstedt during the deacon ordination Mass Sept. 25 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. They are the last class to be ordained until 2015, as the program undergoes changes.

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Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché presided at the “Blue Mass,” a Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance to honor police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel, Sept. 11 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The event honors those that serve the community and those that have died in the line of duty.

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Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

| Gina Dolski | September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Shelly Johnston does a reading during the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities Sept. 12 at St. Paul Seminary’s St. Mary’s chapel.

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Meet your 8 new deacons: Next ordination will be 2015

Meet your 8 new deacons: Next ordination will be 2015

| September 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Eight men will be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Print Edition – September 23, 2010

Print Edition – September 23, 2010

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Read the current issue of The Catholic Spirit online.

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Future formation to have ‘formal link’ to seminary

Future formation to have ‘formal link’ to seminary

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Following the ordination of eight men as permanent deacons Sept. 25 for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the next group of men to be or­dained in 2015 will usher in a new era of deacon formation and ministry.

Although much of the program presented by the new Institute for Dia­co­nate Formation will be similar to the formation that has been in place since 1973, diaconate formation will now have a “formal link” to the St. Paul Seminary, said Joe Michalak, diaconate formation director.

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2010 ‘Leading With Faith’ Winners

2010 ‘Leading With Faith’ Winners

| September 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

For the ninth consecutive year, The Catholic Spirit is honoring Leading With Faith winners — men and women whose business practices reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and the church.

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Cargill’s mission to nourish world inspires executive

Cargill’s mission to nourish world inspires executive

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

One of the mementoes Emery Koenig keeps on a shelf in his office is a stone turtle that he received at a leadership retreat. “They said they had never seen an individual with such a tough outer shell, but a very soft underbelly,” he said. “That really described my leadership. . . . I keep […]

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Restaurant owners take on pro-life mission

Restaurant owners take on pro-life mission

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Even before patrons pull into the parking lot at Gorman’s Restaurant alongside a bustling stretch of Highway 5 in Lake Elmo, they get a taste of what the owners, Kathleen and Edward Gorman, stand for. Planted in front of the restaurant are about 30 political campaign signs all with one thing in common — they […]

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UnitedHealth Group support helps V.P. give back at Arc

UnitedHealth Group support helps V.P. give back at Arc

| September 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

When John Kelly read in a 2006 Wall Street Journal article that UnitedHealth Group was one of several companies accused of not appropriately accounting for executive stock options, he was concerned. “I did a lot of soul searching,” said Kelly, vice president of the company’s tax department since 2001. “My morale was going down, our […]

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St. Joseph’s administrator roots values in founding sisters’ vision

St. Joseph’s administrator roots values in founding sisters’ vision

| September 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

When Phyllis Novitskie, 59, began her nursing career at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul in 1977, she was fresh from Winona State University and was adventurously planning to move to Alaska in a year’s time to be a public health nurse. As her first year ended, however, she decided to stay. She loved the […]

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