Archive for August, 2014

Task force recommendations coming to fruition

Task force recommendations coming to fruition

| August 28, 2014

I was pleased to announce the appointment of Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge Timothy O’Malley to the new position of Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment for the Archdiocese.

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Culminan las recomendaciones del Comité

Culminan las recomendaciones del Comité

| August 28, 2014

Con satisfacción anuncio la designación del Subjefe Administrativo Juez de Leyes Timothy O’Malley al nuevo puesto de Director de los Estándares Ministeriales y Ambiente Seguro para la Arquidiócesis.

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Back to school tips

Back to school tips

| Convent of the Visitation School | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each fall, Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights welcomes students from pre-K through 12th grade, so its teachers understand how to help children of every age. That’s why we’ve asked four Visitation leaders for age-appropriate tips that can help you and your family get back to school smoothly and successfully.

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When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

When sports clash with Sunday Mass: What’s a parent to do?

| August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ann Bergmann senses that sports are becoming a “false idol” in American society.

In the next breath she admits that she, her husband, Brian, and their twins are a part of that culture.

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Back to school: A missionary perspective

Back to school: A missionary perspective

| Katie Burke for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just like students, campus missionaries are packing their bags in anticipation of another school year.

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Scholarships from Catholic United Financial help hundreds each year

Scholarships from Catholic United Financial help hundreds each year

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Back in 1955, the Catholic Aid Association began offering scholarship money to help the children of members go to college.

Some $2.8 million later, the scholarship program of the 84,000-member nonprofit fraternal benefit company is still in the works, evolving just as Catholic Aid has evolved into Catholic United Financial.

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Shout out to Mary

Shout out to Mary

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annual rosary walk to the Cathedral of St. Paul

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Let us remember what Labor Day is about

Let us remember what Labor Day is about

| Pete Sheehan | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once, as a kid, I asked my dad: “Why do they call it ‘Labor Day’ when everyone is off work?”

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Kickstarting local Catholic musicians

Kickstarting local Catholic musicians

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Like other artists hoping to broaden their reach, St. Paul man uses crowd-funding website for debut album

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What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Q. This might be a silly question, but do we know what Jesus looked like? Does it matter?

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Musical genius doesn’t let autism, blindness hold him back

Musical genius doesn’t let autism, blindness hold him back

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

How does a teenage boy learn to comb his hair by playing the violin?

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Clergy sex abuse victim finds healing in Christ

Clergy sex abuse victim finds healing in Christ

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growing up in the small southwestern North Dakota town of Elgin in the 1960s, Fred Schilling understood that adults expected children to be quiet, and that priests were often placed in an exalted position.

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