Archive for March, 2011

Championship gathering

Championship gathering

| March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt congratulates University of St. Thomas men’s basketball coach Steve Fritz and team captains Alex Healy and Tyler Nicolai, both senior guards, at the chancery March 30.

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Welcoming our new MN Catholic Conference director

Welcoming our new MN Catholic Conference director

| March 31, 2011

I am pleased to announce that the Minnesota Catholic Conference, made up of the bishops from all six dioceses in the state, has hired a new executive director of the office, Jason A. Adkins.

Jason is a native of St. Paul who obtained his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2006. He also has a master of arts degree in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas.

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School Sisters of Notre Dame elect leaders for new province

School Sisters of Notre Dame elect leaders for new province

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

The School Sisters of Notre Dame, a Catholic congregation of women religious, are for­m­ing a new pro­vince in North America.

In June, the sisters of the current provinces in Mankato, Mil­wau­kee, St. Louis and Dallas will become a new province called School Sisters of Notre Dame of the Central Pacific Province.

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Tommies are NCAA champs

Tommies are NCAA champs

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Tommies are NCAA champs
» UST gets new bylaws
» Interfaith award to sister

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Conference happy to see two scholarship bills move in Legislature

Conference happy to see two scholarship bills move in Legislature

| Peter Noll | March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last week was active at the Min­nesota Legislature with the deadline for bills to be heard in finance committees.

To add to the excitement, school choice advocates saw two private school choice bills make it into omnibus bills. Not since the Carlson administration has private school choice legislation been passed by a finance committee, let alone by two finance committees.

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How does archdiocese handle reports of sexual misconduct?

How does archdiocese handle reports of sexual misconduct?

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

What happens after an allegation of clergy sexual misconduct is brought to the attention of the archdiocese?

What policies and procedures does the archdiocese follow if the allegation is deemed credible?

Can a clergy member who has committed misconduct that doesn’t involve the abuse of a minor ever be returned to ministry? If so, how is that determination made?

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Senior Services Guide

Senior Services Guide

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Senior Services Guide – Spring 2011

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Learning can be fun

Learning can be fun

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

In addition to numerous sports camps at area Catholic schools, other camps focus on service or the arts. The following Catholic high schools have information on their websites.

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Men living in former convent grow in faith, friendship

Men living in former convent grow in faith, friendship

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | March 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Last summer as Ed Working’s St. Paul condominium was becoming too small for his steady stream of houseguests, the Nativity of Our Lord parishioner considered buying a house to share with other Catholic single men.

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Sweet sounds of music

Sweet sounds of music

| March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Talia Simonett, a sixth-grader, and fifth-grader Christian Sanderson, both students at St. John’s School in Hopkins, perform the song, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” during a rehearsal for the school’s production of “The Sound of Music” March 23.

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‘Netters’ pull in Hastings, Lakeville youth

‘Netters’ pull in Hastings, Lakeville youth

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

As is the case for all members of National Evangelization Teams, the mission of “Netters” at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hastings is to bring teens closer to Christ and embrace the life of the Catholic Church.
For Dylan Heiman, a senior at Hastings High School, that mission has changed his life.

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Basilica features icon art

Basilica features icon art

| March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary’s Pope John XXIII gallery is currently featuring an exhibit of 21 paintings and icons by Father John Giuliani, an icon artist known for depicting Jesus and the saints in the faces and imagery of Native American peoples.

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