Archive for January, 2011

Catholic Spirit staffer in Egypt is eyewitness to historic demonstrations

Catholic Spirit staffer in Egypt is eyewitness to historic demonstrations

| January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rather than exploring the history of Egypt, John Wolszon, production supervisor at The Catholic Spirit newspaper in St. Paul, and his wife, Mary Jo, members of St. Mary in Stillwater, have been thrust into the midst of history-making events.

The couple left Jan. 20 for the trip of a lifetime to see and experience some of the world’s greatest treasures and to visit their daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Enal Hussein, and their three grandchildren, Maleka, 9; Daliah, 5, and Tamer, 2.

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Father Bernard Reiser named one of Eleven Who Care

Father Bernard Reiser named one of Eleven Who Care

| January 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Father Bernard Reiser received the Eleven Who Care award for his priestly contribution and support of Haiti projects through Reiser Relief Inc., a nonprofit organization he founded to help the poor people in Haiti.

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Praying, marching for life

Praying, marching for life

| January 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Duane, Eric, Kathryn, Anne and Emilia Fredrickson of St. Dominic in Northfield sing during a prayer service for life at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Jan. 22, the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade that legalized abortion in America.

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Praying, marching for life

Praying, marching for life

| January 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pictures from the local March for Life 2011.

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March sendoff

March sendoff

| January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

After a send-off Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul Jan. 21, youth and chaperones from around the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis loaded buses headed for the national March for Life Jan. 24 in Washington D.C.

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Senior news briefs

Senior news briefs

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Learn how to care for seniors

Retired religious need your help

RA transfers extended to Jan. 31

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Relativism leads to ethical schizophrenia in thought process

Relativism leads to ethical schizophrenia in thought process

| Father Tad Pacholczyk | January 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

I once asked a young physician whether he had received any training in medical ethics during medical school. I wondered whether he had been taught how to handle some of the complex moral questions that can arise when practicing medicine.

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Secondhand books and recycled grace: why stewards share

Secondhand books and recycled grace: why stewards share

| Christina Capecchi | January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nothing feels like a better bargain than a one-cent book, so I always click on Amazon’s used category.

Not only does it save me money, it comes with the added benefit of footprints from a previous reader — marks flagging the sentences that struck someone somewhere, a person who can unknowingly offer me a flashlight for the story ahead.

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January 20, 2011 – Making history

January 20, 2011 – Making history

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Includes: Pay It Forward, Vocations, From Age to Age, Respect Life, Strategic Planning,

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Book: God exists, and he matters to us

Book: God exists, and he matters to us

| January 20, 2011

“We belong to God, and anyone who knows God listens to us, while anyone who does not belong to God refuses to hear us. This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit” (1 John 4:6).

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – January 20, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – January 20, 2011

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

“I wish I knew the answer. But as the world continues to seek an answer to that question we can, each in our own way, strive to respect others, speak with civility, try to understand one another and to find healthy ways to resolve our conflicts.”
— Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz, in a letter to parishes in which he sought to answer the question of how to prevent acts of violence like the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson that left six people dead and another 14 wounded

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Catholic Spirit kicks off centennial celebration

Catholic Spirit kicks off centennial celebration

| January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit began its yearlong centennial celebration Jan. 6 with a morning Mass at St. Paul Seminary, followed that evening by “The Great Catholic Get-Together of 2011” at Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis.

About 250 guests, along with the staff and board of directors of The Catholic Spirit, sampled appetizers while learning about the history and future of the newspaper through standing displays and interactive web presentations.

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