Archive for October, 2010

Time & Talent: 9 Catholics share how they give to their parishes

Time & Talent: 9 Catholics share how they give to their parishes

| October 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jim Eckert is a retired broadcaster. He is also a writer and works for the Minnesota Historical Society as a historic interpreter at Fort Snelling. He is married and has two grown children and five grandchildren.

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Parishioners at some churches designated for mergers file appeals

Parishioners at some churches designated for mergers file appeals

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at churches involved in 10 of the 14 mergers announced earlier this month are appealing the decision affecting them through a formal process provided by Archbishop John Nienstedt, according to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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DFL responds to questions about ‘Ignore the Poor’ campaign postcard

DFL responds to questions about ‘Ignore the Poor’ campaign postcard

| October 27, 2010 | 9 Comments

A postcard that the Minnesota DFL State Central Committee sent to voters in the Bloomington area has created a stir among bloggers and Catholic media. The postcards depict what looks like a priest wearing a button that says, “Ignore the Poor.”

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St. Stephen, Anoka, promotes saints in Halloween Capital of the World

St. Stephen, Anoka, promotes saints in Halloween Capital of the World

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | October 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Halloween is the night before All Saints Day. All Saints is such a major feast that the celebration begins with a vigil on the night before the actual day. The original name was All Hallows Eve and later shortened to Halloween. Hallow means “holy” or “sacred,” and “e’en” is a rough translation of eve or even, British equivalents to evening.

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Defending the dignity of those with dementia

Defending the dignity of those with dementia

| Father Tad Pacholczyk | October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

I once heard a remarkable story from a woman named Cecilia sitting next to me on a long flight. She told me how her mother had suffered from dementia for many years, eventually reaching the point that she could no longer recognize any of her children when they would visit at the nursing home.

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St. Mary’s Home to close Dec. 31

St. Mary’s Home to close Dec. 31

| October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Franciscan Health Community announced Oct. 20 that it is closing St. Mary’s Home in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul by Dec. 31, according to a press release from FHC. It also will eliminate its Adult Day Services and Southwest Area Meals programs on Nov. 30.

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Ode to a country church

Ode to a country church

| Sharon Wilson | October 20, 2010 | 6 Comments

For the weekend of Oct. 16 and 17, I was asked to be an archdiocesan representative at one of the merging parishes identified by the strategic planning. Not as an expert, but as a representative, it would be my job to listen, relay information and refer people to where they would be able to find out more.

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Print Edition – October 18, 2010

Print Edition – October 18, 2010

| October 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

Online version of the October 18, 2010 issue. Includes the archdiocesan strategic plan special section.

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Catholic Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Rauenhorst dies

Catholic Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Rauenhorst dies

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Veronica Schmoll Rauenhorst died Oct. 13 at the age of 83. Known as “Hanky” to family and friends, she was a St. Catherine University Emerita Trustee, and she chaired two of its fundraising campaigns with her husband, Gerald (Gerry).

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Holy Cross parishioners upset by media announcement of plan

Holy Cross parishioners upset by media announcement of plan

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at the 4:30 p.m. Mass Oct. 16 at Holy Cross in northeast Minneapolis were upset after reading in the daily newspapers earlier that morning that their parish was slated to close.

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New Prague area Catholics not surprised, but many still sad about merger announcement

New Prague area Catholics not surprised, but many still sad about merger announcement

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Six parishes in the southwestern part of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are slated to merge under the strategic plan announced Oct. 16, and most parishioners are not surprised.

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Two deacons named to parishes

Two deacons named to parishes

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Deacons Thomas Quayle and Richard Moore have been given new assignments, effective Oct. 4.

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