Archive for July, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – July 21, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – July 21, 2011

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

“People were crying — for joy and probably also in sorrow for those who didn’t live to see this day happen.”
— Steve Hilbert, Africa policy adviser to the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and Peace, on the July 9 ceremony marking the new Republic of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan held in the capital city of Juba

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What’s the big deal about natural family planning?

What’s the big deal about natural family planning?

| Father Thomas Dufner | July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Priests have a thousand concerns in the parish — gathering God’s people together, forming them in the truth, loving them and staying with them in their sorrows.

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NFP – Enhancing an appetite for intimacy

NFP – Enhancing an appetite for intimacy

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

To mark Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, July 24-30, The Catholic Spirit is featuring testimony about NFP from two couples and a pastor.

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Seven more parishes reach Catholic Services Appeal goal

Seven more parishes reach Catholic Services Appeal goal

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

An additional seven parishes have now exceeded their 2011 Catholic Services Appeal goal. The addition of the seven parishes now brings a total of 82 parishes over their 2011 CSA goal.

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Tell us about your memories of 9/11

Tell us about your memories of 9/11

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit will publish a special section on Sept. 1 marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and we are seeking input from readers.

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Lundholm-Eades accepts national church management position

Lundholm-Eades accepts national church management position

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

After working in the archdiocese for 17 years, Jim Lundholm-Eades will leave his current position as parish services and planning director to take a similar position with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, based in Wash­ington, D.C., be­ginning next month.

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Parish Services Team member takes national education position

Parish Services Team member takes national education position

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lori Dahlhoff, a member of the archdiocesan Parish Services Team, has accepted a position as executive director for the Department of Religious Education at the National Catholic Educational Association. Dahlhoff, who has served as director of catechesis, parish faith formation, RCIA and adult formation for the archdiocese for 10 years, will leave the archdiocese in […]

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In Kenya, Bishop Piché ordains deacon, confirms

In Kenya, Bishop Piché ordains deacon, confirms

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

It was a dream come true for Bishop Lee Piché.

As a boy, he imagined visiting the exotic places captured on National Geographic’s glossy pages.

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Catholic churches, institutions take precautions in heat, humidity

Catholic churches, institutions take precautions in heat, humidity

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked parishes if the excessive heat was impacting their parishioners or neighbors and what they are doing to help.

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Girls of Summer blaze trail of service and fun

Girls of Summer blaze trail of service and fun

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Julia Prins and seven of her 10-year-old friends gathered recently on the deck of her Prior Lake home on a postcard-perfect summer day.

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Sweating for a cause

Sweating for a cause

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Heat halts parish Habitat project for first time in 8 years

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