Archive for September, 2011

St. Paul Seminary numbers hit 30-year high

St. Paul Seminary numbers hit 30-year high

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The springtime of evangelization that Pope John Paul II described is blossoming at the St. Paul Sem­­inary School of Divinity. Numbers are high as eager seminarians and lay students alike began classes last week.

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Catholic bookstore owner sees work as ministry

Catholic bookstore owner sees work as ministry

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Now what?” Bob Balk wondered after the clothes manufacturing company where he worked for 25 years closed seven years ago.

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‘Listening, collaboration’ key to Gay Jacobson’s success

‘Listening, collaboration’ key to Gay Jacobson’s success

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

As operations director for Metro Cable Network, Gay Jacobson “has always had God in [the] plan for Channel 6,” Bonnie Shutte wrote in nominating her friend for the Leading With Faith Award.

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Prayer, school’s values guide Cretin-Derham Hall president

Prayer, school’s values guide Cretin-Derham Hall president

| Susan Klemond | September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dick Engler has never thought about whether he’s leading with faith because he doesn’t consider his faith an “add-on,” something separate from who he is.

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St. Therese marketing director is strong advocate for seniors

St. Therese marketing director is strong advocate for seniors

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

John LeBlanc is right at home at Saint Therese of New Hope and Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake in Brooklyn Park. He greets everyone by name and often stops to ask about the well-being of staff, residents and tenants.

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Mark Dienhart leads by example at University of St. Thomas

Mark Dienhart leads by example at University of St. Thomas

| Julie Pfitzinger | September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mark Dienhart is humbled to be included in this year’s group of Leading With Faith winners for several reasons, not the least of which is his belief that he is surrounded by others at the University of St. Thomas who regularly model the Catholic faith for him.

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Larry LeJeune values family, employees, customers

Larry LeJeune values family, employees, customers

| September 14, 2011 | 2 Comments

Family comes first for Larry LeJeune.

The parents of five adult children, grandparents of 14 and great grandparents of two, LeJeune and his wife, Jean, recently celebrated 55 years of marriage during a trip to Istanbul and Greece with 29 family members and two fiancées.

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Financial planner all about compassion for clients

Financial planner all about compassion for clients

| Julie Pfitzinger | September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

One might assume a financial planner like Paul Leighton would be all about the numbers. But, in reality, empathy and compassion are the qualities he believes are most important when it comes to interactions with his clients through North Star Resource Group in Minneapolis.

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Human Stockpiling

Human Stockpiling

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D | September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent news report chronicled a Chinese woman named Huang Yijun. Sixty years ago, her unborn child died, but the pregnancy was never expelled from her body. Instead, her baby’s body slowly began to calcify inside her, becoming a crystallized, stone-like mass. Such stone babies (known as lithopedions) are extremely rare.

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St. Alphonsus parish: A beautiful mosaic, a seamless garment

St. Alphonsus parish: A beautiful mosaic, a seamless garment

| Father William Bueche, C.Ss.R. For The Catholic Spirit | September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

There is a phrase we use in card games: “to follow suit.” It simply means that you must play the same kind of card that the player who leads off has played. Here at St. Alphonsus parish, Brooklyn Center, that is a good way to describe how we became the multi-cultural parish that we are proud to be.

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St. Catherine English professor awarded $10,000 faculty prize

St. Catherine English professor awarded $10,000 faculty prize

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Geri Chavis, an English professor at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, was presented with the 2011 Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Faculty Excellence Award at the school’s opening festivities Sept. 7.

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Epiphany Diner serves its last supper

Epiphany Diner serves its last supper

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the close of this year’s Minnesota State Fair comes the permanent closing of the Epiphany Diner, run by Epiphany parish in Coon Rapids, MN for the past 46 years. (Video story by Dianne Towalski)

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