Archive for February, 2015

Want Valentine’s Day tips? The ‘love doctor’ is in

Want Valentine’s Day tips? The ‘love doctor’ is in

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Looking for love on Valentine’s Day?

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From Readers – Feb. 12, 2015

From Readers – Feb. 12, 2015

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Crashed Ice foiled march
Open dialogue for healing

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See the local Catholic world through The Catholic Spirit lens: Follow on Instagram

See the local Catholic world through The Catholic Spirit lens: Follow on Instagram

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is now sharing photos and news on Instagram!

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A sweet treat before a season of sacrifice: Kramarczuk’s to pop out paczki

A sweet treat before a season of sacrifice: Kramarczuk’s to pop out paczki

| February 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

The 60-year-old bakery and deli on Hennepin Avenue will open at 7 a.m. Feb. 17 — an hour early that day — so folks can pick up their orders for the doughy, filled pastries that are a once-a-year item.

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St. Odilia musical showcases cast, community and, this year, a camel

St. Odilia musical showcases cast, community and, this year, a camel

| Josie Bungert for The Catholic Spirit | February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Come for the camel, stay for the show” is the catchphrase frequently tossed around among the cast of “Two From Galilee,” the musical production St. Odilia Church in Shoreview will put on Feb. 13-15.

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New books for Lenten spiritual reading

New books for Lenten spiritual reading

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here is a selection of recent releases for Lenten reading.

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Lenten tradition combats poverty at home, abroad

Lenten tradition combats poverty at home, abroad

| Deacon Mickey Friesen for The Catholic Spirit | February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

“One of our primary goals is to help Catholics live out their missionary call that comes through baptism.” – Deacon Mickey Friesen, director of the archdiocesan Center for Mission

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A look at the life

A look at the life

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Standing by a table spread with books, prayer cards and tiny Blessed Teresa of Kolkata holy medals, Sister Mary Tessilina, a Missionary of Charity, playfully draped an edge of her iconic, blue-striped sari over 22-year-old Anna Romportl’s forehead.

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Retreat keynote: Married couples should ‘preach at all times’ – using words

Retreat keynote: Married couples should ‘preach at all times’ – using words

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

David Rinaldi insists he’s not a marriage or parenting expert, but he does have years of experience working with Catholic teens and young adults as part of West St. Paul-based NET Ministries. For almost two decades, he has helped to train young adults eager to begin NET’s yearlong evangelization efforts, and he hears them describe the roots of their vibrant faith. Many point to their parents’ strong Catholic faith and the witness of love-filled marriages, he said.

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Consecrated men, women signs of ‘newness of life of Christ,’ bishop says

Consecrated men, women signs of ‘newness of life of Christ,’ bishop says

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

More than 100 religious sisters, brothers and priests renewed vows of consecrated life at the Cathedral of St. Paul Feb. 2 as part of a Mass for the World Day for Consecrated Life.

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Well-Read Mom conference fuels love of literature

Well-Read Mom conference fuels love of literature

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

What we read and how we read it matters. Because, according to Marcie Stokman, in the advent of eReaders, we’ve “out-sourced our spatial memory to Google.”

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Abuse victims share stories at Ham Lake parish during prayer service for healing

Abuse victims share stories at Ham Lake parish during prayer service for healing

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

At the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake, about 50 people gathered Jan. 29 to pray and listen to victims/survivors of child sexual abuse share their stories. The prayer service was the second the church has held for victims/survivors of sexual abuse by members of the clergy.

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