Archive for November, 2010

Catholic schools refuse to cower to bullies

Catholic schools refuse to cower to bullies

| November 3, 2010 | 7 Comments

The horrors of bullying came alive for Jodee Blanco in the 1970s, when she became a victim in the fifth grade. It turned nasty two years later, when a group of students became her tormentors.

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Raking in funds for education

Raking in funds for education

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

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College scholarships help birth mothers with tough decisions

College scholarships help birth mothers with tough decisions

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Over the past three years, the Adoption Option Committee Inc., a Minnesota nonprofit, has awarded scholarships totaling $12,000 to Minnesota birth mothers who chose adoption for their children.

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New addition to busy brood brings blessings and abundant joy

New addition to busy brood brings blessings and abundant joy

| Julie Pfitzinger | November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Since joining the Thibault family in July, little Stanislav (nicknamed Stas), 3, has made huge strides. He has learned to swallow from a Sippy cup, feed himself, scoot up and down stairs, and he recently started walking — and will probably soon be running — around the family’s Shoreview home.

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Send us your original and personal prayer

Send us your original and personal prayer

| November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Members of The Catholic Spirit staff and board of directors will select a variety of entries to include in The Catholic Spirit Book of Prayer, a new project we’ll be producing just in time to help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of our archdiocesan newspaper during 2011.

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Finances force St. Mary’s Home closure

Finances force St. Mary’s Home closure

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

St. Mary’s Home, a Catholic-affiliated senior housing facility in St. Paul, will close at the end of the year due to financial challenges, its parent organization, Franciscan Health Community, announced Oct. 20.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 4, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 4, 2010

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

“If you’re looking for hope and change, you’ll find a lot of both in the direction of Rome. It’s the best kind of hope because it offers forever and the best kind of change because it happens in your own life.” — Mary Matalin

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Little Sisters of the Poor honor Archbishop Harry Flynn with award

Little Sisters of the Poor honor Archbishop Harry Flynn with award

| November 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn has always been close to the Little Sisters of the Poor. When he was pastor of St. Ambrose parish in Latham, N.Y., the Little Sisters maintained a home on the property for elderly persons in need. It was the same home his aunt — at the time, the last living member […]

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Minnesotan who is Carmelite monk ordained a priest

Minnesotan who is Carmelite monk ordained a priest

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Carmelite Brother Michael Mary of the Trinity was ordained a priest on Oct. 15 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyo., by Denver Bishop James Conley.

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All Souls Day: Why should we pray for the dead?

All Souls Day: Why should we pray for the dead?

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | November 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Nov. 2 is All Souls Day, the special day in the liturgical year set aside to pray for the dead.

But why pray for the dead? There is no need to pray for those who have died and gone straight to heaven.

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