Archive for December, 2011

Tell us about your greatest Christmas blessing

Tell us about your greatest Christmas blessing

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is asking readers to answer the question: “What is the greatest Christmas blessing you have ever received?”

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How to welcome the faithful back into the fold

How to welcome the faithful back into the fold

| Eric Sammons | December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

As Christmas approaches, there is one thing we can be as sure of seeing as Santa Claus and incessant ads for holiday deals: full Catholic churches. As predictable as the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, Catholics of all stripes return to their parish every Christmas, many visiting for the first time since the previous Easter.

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Red Bull Crashed Ice to burst from Cathedral steps

Red Bull Crashed Ice to burst from Cathedral steps

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

With extreme sports competition coming to St. Paul Jan. 12-14, city and event’s sponsor meet with local community members to answer questions and address any concerns.

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Digital Edition – December 01, 2011

Digital Edition – December 01, 2011

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Helping retired religious. Ireland: The other Holy Land. Job market: Good news, bad news. The power of prayer.

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Recognizing God’s graces this Advent

Recognizing God’s graces this Advent

| December 1, 2011

The Blessed Virgin Mary a model for every believer

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Celebrating the patronal feast day of the U.S.

Celebrating the patronal feast day of the U.S.

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8 is a holy day of obligation

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Advent – Week 2

Advent – Week 2

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Prepare the way for the Lord!

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St. Nick: Patron of Christmas gift-giving

St. Nick: Patron of Christmas gift-giving

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dec. 6 is the feast day of St. Nicholas (c. 280 – 345 A.D.), one of the most popular saints for Advent and Christmas. St. Nicholas, or St. Nick as he is often called, is the inspiration behind Santa Claus and a big reason we exchange gifts at Christmastime.

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New health care directive available

New health care directive available

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference recently updated the Minnesota Catholic Health Care Directive on its website. The MCC offers the directive as a service to Catholics so that they can begin conversations concerning end-of-life decisions.

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Father Jerry Fenton took long road to the priesthood

Father Jerry Fenton took long road to the priesthood

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Jerry Fenton, who was ordained in 2000 at 62 years old, died Nov. 17. He was 73.

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