Archive for August, 2011

Catholic movie’s show times set at AMC Arbor Lakes Theatre

Catholic movie’s show times set at AMC Arbor Lakes Theatre

| August 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Vito Bonafacci,” the story of a well-off lapsed Catholic shaken by a nightmare in which he dies, opens Friday, Aug.26, for an exclusive one-week-only run sponsored by The Catholic Spirit at AMC Arbor Lakes Theatre in Maple Grove. Showtimes each day from Aug. 26 through Sept. 1 are as follows: 9:40 a.m.   12:10 p.m. […]

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You can be there to cheer 2011 Leading With Faith Award winners

You can be there to cheer 2011 Leading With Faith Award winners

| August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Reserve a seat or reserve a table to add your applause when 12 Catholic business people receive The Catholic Spirit’s Leading With Faith Award for 2011.

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Fallen Navy SEAL honored for life and service

Fallen Navy SEAL honored for life and service

| By Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Remembered as brave, selfless, disciplined and determined, Navy SEAL Nick Spehar of Chisago City was laid to rest Friday following a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul honoring the life of the 24-year-old soldier.

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Video – Community garden at St. Therese helps local food shelf

Video – Community garden at St. Therese helps local food shelf

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Therese parish in Deephaven hosts a community garden that provides fresh produce for the local food shelf.

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Four additional parishes exceed Appeal goal

Four additional parishes exceed Appeal goal

| August 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Four more parishes have now exceeded their 2011 Catholic Services Appeal goal, bringing the total to 86 parishes that have now surpassed their CSA goals.

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Pornography – an addiction that can be overcome

Pornography – an addiction that can be overcome

| August 18, 2011

While watching the evening news on the second Sunday of July, I was intrigued to hear that one of the local Detroit evangelical churches had declared their weekly gathering to be “Porn Sunday.”

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State Fair’s Epiphany Diner to serve last meal

State Fair’s Epiphany Diner to serve last meal

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

After nearly half a century of serving its famous turkey and meatloaf dinners to hungry Minnesota State Fair-goers, Epiphany in Coon Rapids has announced that this will be Epiphany Diner’s final year at the fair.

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Deacon sees ‘overwhelming need’ in Ethiopia

Deacon sees ‘overwhelming need’ in Ethiopia

| Deacon Bill Heiman | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

It has been said that Ethiopians’ tolerance for suffering would amaze even the hardest of hearts.

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Angry with God? Turn to the Bible for complaint inspiration

Angry with God? Turn to the Bible for complaint inspiration

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

How can I pray to God when I am so disappointed in him? I am often angry at God because it feels like nothing I do ever works out. It feels hypocritical to then just go and tell God that everything is OK. Things aren’t OK in my life!

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Important life lessons learned on a sailboat

Important life lessons learned on a sailboat

| Tom Bengtson | August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Living in Minneapolis, the City of Lakes, Dad taught me the fundamentals of sailing, which have proven to be useful guides for my adult life, in the business world and at home.

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Family members come from near, far for Larpenteur reunion

Family members come from near, far for Larpenteur reunion

| By Julie Pfitzinger | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Marcia Kremer, a parishioner at Lumen Christi in St. Paul, first began assembling a chart of her mother’s family tree — descendants of a man named Louis Benoist Larpenteur — she reached a point where the monumental list of names filled an 83-foot-long spreadsheet.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 18, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 18, 2011

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

“All of us are praying for rain, but all we see are rain clouds in the distance. We never see any rain.”
— Msgr. John Anderson, vicar general for the Diocese of Las Cruces, N.M., regarding a “D4” level drought — the most intense level on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s scale — affecting most of Texas and significant portions of New Mexico and Oklahoma

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