Archive for November, 2011

Travel to the Emerald Isle next fall on a Catholic Spirit-sponsored tour

Travel to the Emerald Isle next fall on a Catholic Spirit-sponsored tour

| Martie McMahon | November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Come and “Explore the Other Holy Land” with Father Dennis Dempsey of St. Dominic in Northfield and The Catholic Spirit

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Parishes report few problems with new Mass texts

Parishes report few problems with new Mass texts

| Susan Klemond | November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

As Catholics of the archdiocese prayed in new and unfamiliar ways at Mass last weekend, parish leaders say introduction of the new translation of the Roman Missal has enhanced attentiveness and worship.

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Minnesotans make it happen ‘behind the scenes’ at NCYC

Minnesotans make it happen ‘behind the scenes’ at NCYC

| Kathryn Elliott | November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

As video director for the National Catholic Youth Conference this past weekend in Indianapolis, Brad Jacobsen was responsible for 11 cameras feeding six jumbo screens with 14.5 hours of filming during five separate events.

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Survey offers some direction for church to provide better instruction

Survey offers some direction for church to provide better instruction

| Sam Lucero | November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

According to Pope Benedict, the Year of Faith seeks to help Catholics appreciate their faith and deepen their relationship with God.

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Catholic Services Appeal surpasses its 2011 goal

Catholic Services Appeal surpasses its 2011 goal

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Just as the Catholic Services Appeal sent out its end-of-the-year mailing, Archbishop John Nienstedt announced that the Appeal had surpassed its 2011 goal of $9.3 million.

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Let’s work to assist those in great need

Let’s work to assist those in great need

| November 23, 2011

The Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul is sponsored by our local Catholic Charities and has always prided itself in offering shelter to anyone need­ing a place to sleep for the night.

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Love, marriage and the ‘tools’ of engagement

Love, marriage and the ‘tools’ of engagement

| Jessica Zittlow | November 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

The following column — part of a series about the marriage amendment — is provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which advocates on behalf of the state’s bishops for public policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 23, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 23, 2011

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

“One of the good things that God might bring out of this is some kind of alliance between the church and the educational community. We might come with a little wisdom earned the hard way to that table.”
— Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, responding to a question about the sexual abuse scandal rocking Penn State University during a Nov. 14 news conference following the first session of the USCCB fall general assembly

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Gospel mandate shouldn’t be fettered by federal mandate

Gospel mandate shouldn’t be fettered by federal mandate

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The issue of religious freedom has received a great deal of attention in recent months on a variety of fronts, including in the healthcare arena, where the U.S. bishops and other Catholic groups have been voicing opposition to a federal

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Guild of Catholic Women closes after more than 100 years serving those in need

Guild of Catholic Women closes after more than 100 years serving those in need

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Also:
Two books on local history
Baseball exhibit
Give to the Max Day

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‘Amahl’ to feature top-notch talent and artistry

‘Amahl’ to feature top-notch talent and artistry

| Kathryn Elliott | November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a one-act Christmas season opera sung in English, centers on the story of Amahl, a poor, crippled shepherd boy living with his widowed mother. One night, the boy and his mother find the Three Kings knocking at their door. It is a story of how faith, charity, unselfish love and good deeds can work miracles.

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Have you been asking God the wrong question?

Have you been asking God the wrong question?

| Deacon Brandon Moravitz | November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

A few weekends ago, I was enjoying a quiet evening at the seminary, when suddenly I received a flood of text messages from family and friends sharing with me their excitement of “bagging” a deer on opening day of the deer hunting season.

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