Archive for August, 2012

Archdiocesan Choir Camp ends on a high note

Archdiocesan Choir Camp ends on a high note

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nearly 60 children, from ages 10 to 16, came from parishes across the archdiocese for the week-long, full-day choral camp Aug. 6 to 10 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Enthusiasm runs high as youth day approaches

Enthusiasm runs high as youth day approaches

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt is taking a bold step in September. In an attempt to capture the flavor of World Youth Day, he is going to spend seven hours with local teens at Archdiocesan Youth Day Sept. 15 at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis.

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Reinvesting in our Catholic schools

Reinvesting in our Catholic schools

| August 16, 2012

It is hard to believe that summer is almost over and a new school year is just upon us. Where does the time go? Soon parents will be sending their sons and daughters out the door with backpacks filled with books, notepaper and writing tools.

It is time to settle down and let the learning begin anew!

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College students offer their service at Gather4Good event

College students offer their service at Gather4Good event

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

University of Miami junior Juliana Staab recently had a chance to reflect on all the major stages of life during a single day of service.

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‘Elegate’ challenges young people to take faith to higher level

‘Elegate’ challenges young people to take faith to higher level

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Invited to the Aug. 9 Elegate event at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union by two friends, Will Schmulske of Stillwater knew nothing about Catholic singer Matt Maher, the evening’s main attraction.

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Diaper Dash  and Baby Bottle Relay

Diaper Dash and Baby Bottle Relay

| August 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

The families of Annunciation parish in Minneapolis are sponsoring the 5K Diaper Dash and family-friendly Baby Bottle Relay Aug. 25 to benefit Tapestry Pregnancy and Family Resource Center.

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Those with disabilities have profound lessons to teach us

Those with disabilities have profound lessons to teach us

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

He says a healthy spiritual life can help a person to turn a negative experience into something positive.

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Coach observes faith is key to overcoming adversity

Coach observes faith is key to overcoming adversity

| Tom Bengston | August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you have been working for a while, you have likely faced some kind of adversity — loss of a major account, reprimand from a boss or perhaps you’ve been laid off or fired.

People typically deal with adversity in one of three ways: by quitting, by blaming someone else or by turning the situation into an opportunity.

What do you do?

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Urban Catholic schools receive technology upgrade

Urban Catholic schools receive technology upgrade

| Sara Kovach | August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 2012-2013 school year promises to be a tremendous one for Ascension School in Minneapolis and St. Francis-St. James United School in St. Paul — one that will bring new technology to the students, teachers and staff.

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Abroad, at home: Staying informed on religious freedom

Abroad, at home: Staying informed on religious freedom

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you are also in the body” (Hebrews 13:3).

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Events for young people give much ‘reason for hope’

Events for young people give much ‘reason for hope’

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

We need to support ongoing efforts to engage youth and young adults in ways that deepen their faith, give them purpose and motivate them to evangelize their peers.

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HHS mandate is offense to social justice, Catholic social teaching

HHS mandate is offense to social justice, Catholic social teaching

| Father Griffith | August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholics in the United States have never represented a monolith with regard to any given issue. In many respects this is a good thing, as Catholicism and Catholic teaching transcend any given ideology or political party. Simply put, Catholicism is the opposite of ideology and thus seeks to challenge ideological constructs that oppose authentic freedom and truth.

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