Archive for February, 2011

Father Reiser named one of Eleven Who Care

Father Reiser named one of Eleven Who Care

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

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 (www.reiserrelief.org).

The founding pastor emeritus of Epiphany in Coon Rapids, Father Reiser was ordained in 1949 and has devoted his life to serving the needs of others in the parishes he has served and the poor in Haiti.

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2011 Minnesota Catholic Directory available in print and online

2011 Minnesota Catholic Directory available in print and online

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rays of the setting sun at Dead Lake near Perham in the Diocese of St. Cloud are captured in the cover of the 2011 Official Minnesota Catholic Directory, which is now available for purchase.

Pre-ordered copies are be­ing mailed to those who or­de­red them.

The official state Catholic directory is a resource for every­thing Cath­olic in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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Stewardship reflects our relationships

Stewardship reflects our relationships

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Father Daniel Mahan, who will speak at the Feb. 26 archdiocesan stewardship conference, talked with The Catholic Spirit news editor Pat Norby about his stewardship ministry. He is executive director of the Marian University Center for Cath­olic Stew­ard­ship in Indiana­polis, an author and well-known speaker who writes a stewardship blog at www.morethansilverorgold.com. Following is the edited version of the conversation.

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Work still needed to create whole, healthy society, free of exclusion

Work still needed to create whole, healthy society, free of exclusion

| Kathy Tomlin | February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Forty short years ago, the Office of Urban Affairs, precursor to the Catholic Charities’ Office for Social Justice, was born.

The office was a necessary res­ponse by the church to the social, economic and racial unrest of the 1960s and 1970s. But the efforts of this one office were not enough.

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Work among sick inspired future ministry as deacon

Work among sick inspired future ministry as deacon

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the most memorable ex­periences I had as a young man discerning my vocation was the time I spent at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Free Cancer Home in St. Paul, now part of the Fran­cis­can Health Community.

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Let’s not squander sacred stories given to us

Let’s not squander sacred stories given to us

| Father William Graham | February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

I went to a Catholic school where everyone went to daily Mass. As the priest read the appointed Scriptures in Latin, we did our best to follow the English translation in the “Saint Joseph Daily Missal.”

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Executives teach Risen Christ students business, character

Executives teach Risen Christ students business, character

| Susan Klemond | February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

She didn’t know it at the time, but Samayah Donaby was already learning good business practices more than four years ago when she and her two business partners each took a percentage of their lemonade stand earnings to buy more cups instead of making one person pay.

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A ‘new’ home

A ‘new’ home

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Dorothy Day Center expands to building next door

The economy and the recent below-zero temperatures have pushed the Dorothy Day Center, a homeless shelter in downtown St. Paul, over capacity.

The shelter served more than 200 homeless nightly during one week in January, according to Gerry Lauer, senior program director at the center.

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Why do Catholic schools matter?

Why do Catholic schools matter?

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Brian Ragatz, principal of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School, delivered the following message Jan. 30 at the annual Catholic Schools Week Mass at the Maplewood parish.

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