Archive for December, 2010

Trojans triumph

Trojans triumph

| December 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Senior guard Tanner Helgren of Wayzata High School dribbles past junior guard Cortez Tillman (10) and senior guard Raijon Kelly of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul during the championship game of The Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament Dec. 30

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Obstructed view

Obstructed view

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Junior forward Dakari Davison of St. Agnes High School in St. Paul finds himself hemmed in by senior forward Ben Meyer of Totino-Grace High School in Fridley as he drives to the basket during first-round action in The Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament

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Christmas, Jews and Christians

Christmas, Jews and Christians

| George Weigel | December 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Tradition attributes the Christmas crèche or manger scene to St. Francis of Assisi, while the decorations that have become so much a part of the Christmas season in America — especially the tree and its trimmings — are generally regarded as having come into our culture via Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, consort of Queen Victoria.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

| December 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year from the staff of The Catholic Spirit

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Leadership transition

Leadership transition

| December 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Jesuit Father Thomas Krettek, left, conducts the missioning of Father Tim Manatt, right, as new president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis during an all-school liturgy Dec. 16 at the school. Father Manatt replaces Father David Haschka, center, current president and founder of the school. Father Krettek is the provincial of the Wisconsin Province. All three priests are Jesuits.

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Créches from around the world

Créches from around the world

| December 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The current exhibit in the Basilica of St. Mary’s Pope John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta Hall features créches from around the world. Below is a short tour of just 8 of the many crèches in the exhibit with as much information as is known about each provided by Johan van Parys, director of Liturgy and Sacred Arts at the Basilica.

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Web Edition – December 16, 2010

Web Edition – December 16, 2010

| December 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Read the most recent issue online. Includes Christmas Charity and Age to Age special sections.

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Epiphany takes precedence over Mary, Mother of God, Dismissing the holy day obligation on Saturday

Epiphany takes precedence over Mary, Mother of God, Dismissing the holy day obligation on Saturday

| December 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, marks the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, which in 2011 is not a holy day of obligation because it falls on a Saturday.

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Pro-life charity hoops with middle schools boys

Pro-life charity hoops with middle schools boys

| December 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

St. Mark School in St. Paul will host a benefit basketball tournament for seventh and eighth grade boys from Thursday, Dec. 30, through Sunday, Jan. 2, at the school’s gymnasium, 1983 Dayton Ave.

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Cardinal Burke to speak in Stillwater

Cardinal Burke to speak in Stillwater

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Raymond Burke will be the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner sponsored by the Stillwater Knights of Columbus Jan. 3 at St. Michael Church.

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Wisdom to share

Wisdom to share

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sacrifice.
Integrity.
Respect.
Friendship.
Happiness.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 16, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 16, 2010

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

We are the privileged generation that is going to be voting and laying a strong foundation. We need to help instill pride in being a nation and help people understand that they have a God-given right to be free.”
— Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio, Sudan

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