Archive for January, 2012

Human trafficking epidemic should concern MN Catholics

Human trafficking epidemic should concern MN Catholics

| Jessica Zittlow | January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to various reports, Minnesota is consistently in the top 10 most-active states for human trafficking. One organization that monitors juvenile sex trafficking indicated that there was a 50 percent increase in trafficking numbers in Minnesota in 2010. These are children who pass us on the street, children we come across daily. Their age is usually between 12 to 14 years old.

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Catholic Services Appeal – Outreach

Catholic Services Appeal – Outreach

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

– Venezuela mission: All about building better relationships
– Latino ministry tries to meet needs of growing community
– Native American community has many gifts to share with broader church

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Need help talking to your children about sex?

Need help talking to your children about sex?

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Two moms create program that makes the job easy to manage

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Bishops plan to use London Olympics to renew interest in Catholic faith

Bishops plan to use London Olympics to renew interest in Catholic faith

| January 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

British bishops plan to use the 2012 London Olympic Games to renew interest in the Catholic faith

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School choice supporters rally at State Capitol

School choice supporters rally at State Capitol

| Theresa Malloy | January 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Students from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis and St. Agnes School in St. Paul were among those who testified Jan. 26 to the value of a private school education and the need to make it accessible to more students.

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Minnesota court ruling allows same-sex marriage lawsuit to proceed

Minnesota court ruling allows same-sex marriage lawsuit to proceed

| January 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

A lawsuit by three same-sex couples seeking to invalidate Minnesota’s definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman was sent back to Hennepin County District Court after the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 23 that the lower court improperly dismissed the case.

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Governor listened, takes Basilica site off Viking playing field

Governor listened, takes Basilica site off Viking playing field

| Theresa Malloy | January 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

UPDATE: Gov. Mark Dayton takes the proposed Vikings stadium sites near the Basilica off the table for consideration. Father John Bauer said in a statement he was “pleased” with the decision and “very grateful for (Dayton’s) leadership on this challenging issue.”

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Tommies rally at national pro-life conference

Tommies rally at national pro-life conference

| Kathryn Elliott | January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

A dozen students from the University of St. Thomas Pro-Life Club are bringing home ideas from the Students for Life of America conference they attended in Bethesda, Md.

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Praying, marching for life in St. Paul

Praying, marching for life in St. Paul

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Mass for Life at the Cathedral of St. Paul Jan. 22 featured a standing-room-only crowd. Afterward, many attended a pro-life rally at the state Capitol.

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Father Joncas honored for theological scholarship

Father Joncas honored for theological scholarship

| January 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Minnesotan Father Mike Joncas will receive the Sophia Award Feb. 12; the honor recognizes his work that discloses “the riches of the liturgical tradition in ever new and creative ways.”

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Relationships among Christians continue to need prayer for unity

Relationships among Christians continue to need prayer for unity

| Father Erich Rutten | January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Father Erich Rutten, who serves on the Archdiocesan Commission for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, to explain to readers as we celebrate the Jan. 18-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: “What makes Christian unity relevant today?”

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Fruit of parish harvest makes national calendar

Fruit of parish harvest makes national calendar

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Colorful produce from Minnesota parish garden makes it onto Catholic Charities USA 2012 social ministry calendar.

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