Archive for November, 2012

Borromeo Weekend of prayer draws hundreds

Borromeo Weekend of prayer draws hundreds

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

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– Joncas to be artist-in-residence at St. Thomas
– Knights establish Father Vakoc assembly

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 8, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 8, 2012

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Preachers should be aware, in an appropriate way, of what their people are watching on television, what kind of music they are listening to, which websites they find appealing, and which films they find compelling. References to the most popular cultural expressions — which at times can be surprisingly replete with religious motifs — can be an effective way to engage the interest of those on the edge of faith.”

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Preparations for new regional school moving ahead in Hopkins, Minnetonka

Preparations for new regional school moving ahead in Hopkins, Minnetonka

| November 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Preparations for a new regional Catholic school are under way in the western metro area, where the first open house for the yet-to-be-named school was set for Nov. 8 and a principal search has begun.

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Ascension School mourns loss of ‘shining star’

Ascension School mourns loss of ‘shining star’

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ascension School principal Dorwatha Woods took a few moments Nov. 2, the Feast of All Souls, to read from the religion class journal of one of her students, eighth-grader Peter Wilson.

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The Sober Truth

The Sober Truth

| November 6, 2012 | 2 Comments

Alcoholic opens home in St. Paul to help others like him

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Former St. Peter Claver School principal remembered for strong faith, leadership

Former St. Peter Claver School principal remembered for strong faith, leadership

| November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. Peter Claver School in St. Paul is a thriving place for its K-8 students. Much of the credit goes to Teresa Mardenborough, who became principal in 2002 and remained in that post until her retirement in 2009.

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St. Paul: The evangelizer extraordinaire

St. Paul: The evangelizer extraordinaire

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. Paul is the evangelizer extraordinaire! Jesus began the proclamation of the Gospel, and Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, took the Gospel worldwide.

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Catholic college satellite campuses cater to non-traditional students

Catholic college satellite campuses cater to non-traditional students

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Over the last 40 years, the demand for non-traditional higher education has increased dramatically. Many people don’t want to or can’t quit their day jobs in order to attend college or pursue advanced degrees.

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Now what? Real work of governance begins after elections

Now what? Real work of governance begins after elections

| Kathy Tomlin | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whoever is in the driver’s seat needs to be able to work with the other people on the bus

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Autumn faith marked by patience, paradoxes

Autumn faith marked by patience, paradoxes

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is during these times of transition that faith becomes more about holding life rather than trying to fix it or deny it

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Resisting modern society’s aggressive secularism

Resisting modern society’s aggressive secularism

| Father Robert Barron | November 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

It was with barely concealed delight that Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg conveyed the findings of the recent Pew Forum survey that the “nones,” those who claim no particular religious affiliation, are sharply on the rise in America.

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Teen blends faith, music in perfect harmony on debut

Teen blends faith, music in perfect harmony on debut

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jack Cassidy just can’t keep from singing. At 2 years old, he was wooing audiences with his vocal talent. Now at 14, he has released his debut CD, “Be Still my Soul,” which will be launched Nov. 11 with a live concert at his parish, St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park.

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