Archive for September, 2012

Every Christian called to be an evangelist

Every Christian called to be an evangelist

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt’s new pastoral letter stresses need for Catholics to grow in faith, share it with others

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A letter to inaugurate the Year of Faith

A letter to inaugurate the Year of Faith

| September 27, 2012

It is a great pleasure for me to present in this issue of The Catholic Spirit my second pastoral letter, dedicated to the New Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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Civil War soldier’s grave rededicated

Civil War soldier’s grave rededicated

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

A commemoration and rededication ceremony was held Sept. 22 at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul at the grave of Pvt. Edmund Sampare, a Catholic who was a member of the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters and was killed Sept. 17, 1862, during the Civil War in the Battle of Antietam in Maryland.

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Pastoral Letter: “I believed therefore I spoke”

Pastoral Letter: “I believed therefore I spoke”

| September 27, 2012

Pastoral Letter on the New Evangelization in the Archdiocess of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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Working to reach our true potential as Catholics

Working to reach our true potential as Catholics

| Deacon Jake Greiner | September 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about the future. We look at our gifts and abilities, reflect on our experiences and try to think what is truly possible. In other words, we look at the present in order to understand what the future may hold — what our true potential may be.

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Epiphany School students mourn loss of ‘Miss B’

Epiphany School students mourn loss of ‘Miss B’

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

At a school pep fest last Friday, the associate principal at Epiphany School in Coon Rapids, known as “Miss?B,” wore her usual outfit — pink wig, pink feathered boa and large, pink sunglasses.

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What does it take to cultivate a spirituality of stewardship?

What does it take to cultivate a spirituality of stewardship?

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

To get at the spiritual root of something is to go back to its original reality — in this case, to discover the essence of stewardship. Catholic spirituality has real meaning in our lives and the lives of others because we connect to the source of that meaning, Jesus Christ and his church.

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Gift of personal Bible inspires students

Gift of personal Bible inspires students

| Christina Capecchi | September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Freshmen at Visitation School in Mendota Heights received a special gift from the religion department on the second day of the school year: their own Bibles.

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‘Person of mercy’

‘Person of mercy’

| September 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

Woman finds healing from abortion, offers hope to those facing unplanned pregnancies

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When not behind plate, umpire makes serving others a priority

When not behind plate, umpire makes serving others a priority

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Major League Baseball umpire Mark Wegner, a Catholic, is in Baltimore to work at an Orioles game, one way he likes to spend his spare time is by helping people in need.

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Documentary tells story of post-Katrina sisters

Documentary tells story of post-Katrina sisters

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

‘We Shall Not Be Moved: Catholic Sisters of New Orleans’ a film documenting the sisters rising from the ruins of Hurricane Katrina to continue their ministries will air at 5 a.m. Sept. 30 on KSTP-TV Channel 5.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 27, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 27, 2012

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Lord knows there are plenty of Good Fridays in our lives . . . but they will not prevail. Easter will. As we Irish claim, ‘Life is all about loving, living, and laughing, not about hating, dying, and moaning.’”

— Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, talking Sept. 14 at Fordham University in New York with television comedian Stephen Colbert about faith, humor and spirituality

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