Archive for July, 2014

Woman’s inspiration plays out on stage at local festival

Woman’s inspiration plays out on stage at local festival

| Josie Bungert for The Catholic Spirit | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

After an eye-opening conversion to Catholicism last spring, theater historian K.D. Howells is putting her newfound faith into practice in a musical she wrote and directed.

“It Only Takes One” combines her commitment to prayer and theater, and will be featured at the Minnesota Fringe Festival Aug. 1-9.

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The compassionate Jesus in the holy Eucharist

The compassionate Jesus in the holy Eucharist

| Deacon Bruno Nwachukwu | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every week, my Communion visits have been filled with amazing experiences. The people I visit are always ready to receive Christ with a smile or with tears of joy. These experiences draw our attention to this Sunday’s readings.

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2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Register for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration, and find out more ways to Rediscover: the Catholic faith.

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Finding the middle ground in the marriage debate

Finding the middle ground in the marriage debate

| Chris Stefanick | July 31, 2014 | 5 Comments

In the words of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, “There are not 100 people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”

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For Maple Grove couple, love proves to be a grave matter

For Maple Grove couple, love proves to be a grave matter

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was here, among rows of tombstones at the St. Vincent de Paul parish cemetery in Brooklyn Park, where Dave and Kathy LaPlante had their first conversation in early July 2005. Both were there to visit the graves of their spouses.

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Looking back on ‘mystery priest’ at car crash

Looking back on ‘mystery priest’ at car crash

| Christina Capecchi | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Katie Lentz had plucked the perfect dress for her Sunday surprise, and the yellow J. Crew frock was dangling in the back of her 1989 Mercedes, bouncing along the highway as the sun streamed in and oldies played on the radio.

The 19-year-old blonde from Quincy, Ill., had just completed her summer internship in Jefferson City, Mo., and she had hatched a plan to surprise her friends there by making a final visit. She set off around 8 a.m. on that Sunday, Aug. 4, and began the two-hour drive so she could go to church one more time with the gang she had worshiped with every week that summer.

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Appointments – July 31, 2014

Appointments – July 31, 2014

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Q. My dad died, but I think he was agnostic. He never clearly claimed Jesus. He tolerated faith in my mom and in us, but he never gave any indication that it reached him. Is he in heaven?

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Catholic tour groups thrive despite economy

Catholic tour groups thrive despite economy

| Zoey Di Mauro | July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Although the shifting economy sometimes forces people to forgo usual vacations, Catholic tour companies do not seem to feel the impact.

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Latino formation institutes celebrate graduation

Latino formation institutes celebrate graduation

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens celebrated the graduation Mass July 26 at the Cathedral of St. Paul for those completing the three Latino ministry formation institutes offered in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Judge says part of lawsuit should proceed

Judge says part of lawsuit should proceed

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Ramsey County judge has allowed a clergy sexual abuse case to move to a jury trial on negligence claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Marital problems? Blame Adam and Eve, not your spouse

Marital problems? Blame Adam and Eve, not your spouse

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Psychologist offers insights from late pope’s Theology of the Body

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