Archive for January, 2015

New women’s ministry to host Feb. 14 event

New women’s ministry to host Feb. 14 event

| January 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

The WINE: Women In the New Evangelization Catholic Women’s Conference will feature two speakers: Nancy Jo Sullivan, a parishioner of St. Peter in Richfield whose testimony will include spiritual lessons learned from her late daughter who had Down syndrome, and Patty Schneier, an author from the Archdiocese of St. Louis who will focus on evangelization tips for “the ordinary Catholic.”

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Catholic philanthropist remembered for integrity in business, generosity to Church

Catholic philanthropist remembered for integrity in business, generosity to Church

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Faith in God, not altruistic ideals, shaped the life of Wayzata business leader and philanthropist David Koch, Father Michael Van Sloun said at his funeral Mass Jan. 9. The retired Graco Inc. chief executive officer and board chairman died Jan. 1 at age 84.

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Cardinal counts: Nominees nudge numbers toward greater representation

Cardinal counts: Nominees nudge numbers toward greater representation

| Cindy Wooden | January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A pope’s impact on the College of Cardinals is naturally discussed after his death when his nominees and those of his predecessors enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope.

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From intern to editor: Wiering returns to The Catholic Spirit

From intern to editor: Wiering returns to The Catholic Spirit

| January 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

Maria Wiering, a former intern and reporter with The Catholic Spirit, took the reins Jan. 5 as the editor of the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Maronite Catholic pastor ordained chorbishop on feast of the Epiphany

Maronite Catholic pastor ordained chorbishop on feast of the Epiphany

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | January 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

On the eve of the Jan. 6 feast of the Epiphany — the day when Maronite Catholics believe Christ passes by their homes offering a special blessing — longtime local Maronite pastor Sharbel Maroun anticipated a particular gift: his ordination as chorbishop the following evening.

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