Archive for August, 2012

Educators connect, learn from each other at statewide conference

Educators connect, learn from each other at statewide conference

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Webinars, podcasts and video conferences are among ways for educators to keep up on what’s happening in the field of education without leaving their schools.

Continue Reading

Bishop offers 10 points for transmitting faith today

Bishop offers 10 points for transmitting faith today

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Culture, family and parish life interact together in complex ways that affect the quality and depth of faith formation for children and adults, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas, told Catholic educators during his keynote address Aug. 21 at the Minnesota Catholic Education Association conference in Rochester.

Continue Reading

Catholic Charities helps immigrant youth legalize status

Catholic Charities helps immigrant youth legalize status

| August 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

Samir Barrera has always had a passion for music. He plays piano and practices every day in a studio he put together in his home.

Barrera, 28, is an undocumented immigrant from Honduras living in St. Paul, and he was beginning to think he would never be able to go to college and realize his dream of becoming a professional music producer — until recently.

Continue Reading

Sprinter leaves disability in the dust

Sprinter leaves disability in the dust

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Don’t let Krista Pylkki’s beaming smile fool you.

Beneath her wide grin and hearty laughter lies a fierce competitive spirit.

Continue Reading

Court reinstates original title of marriage amendment

Court reinstates original title of marriage amendment

| August 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

On Monday, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie “erred and exceeded his authority” in retitling ballot questions when he disagreed with how the Legislature had written them.

Continue Reading

Three more parishes exceed Appeal goal

Three more parishes exceed Appeal goal

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Three more parishes have now exceeded their 2012 Catholic Services Appeal goal, bringing the total number of parishes over goal to 120.

Continue Reading

Talking about the marriage amendment with family, friends

Talking about the marriage amendment with family, friends

| Barb Ernster for The Catholic Spirit | August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amendment supporter offers best approaches to take in current debate

Continue Reading

The homeless in Washington County can soon find rest

The homeless in Washington County can soon find rest

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

“I have a brother who’s been homeless for some time,” said Farrell, 68. “When [wife] Mary and I moved back here to the Twin Cities [in 1992] — we were on the West Coast for 17 years — we found my brother and got him some housing.”

Continue Reading

Digital Edition – August 16, 2012

Digital Edition – August 16, 2012

| August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Leading with Faith winners, Back to School, Year of Faith pilgrimage

Continue Reading

Church can teach us about the art of ‘wise hospitality’

Church can teach us about the art of ‘wise hospitality’

| Deacon Andrew Jaspers | August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

This Sunday’s first reading about Wisdom from the Book of Proverbs (9:1-6) opens our ears and minds to the meaning of Sunday’s Gospel.

Continue Reading

11 more parishes exceed Appeal goal

11 more parishes exceed Appeal goal

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Services Appeal has now reached more than $9.2 million in gifts and pledges toward the 2012 CSA goal of $9.3 million. An additional 11 parishes have gone over their CSA goal, bringing the total number of parishes over goal to 117.

Continue Reading