Archive for March, 2015

To engage all ways students learn, two schools changing teaching models

To engage all ways students learn, two schools changing teaching models

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | March 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

Student strengths and individual learning are at the core of a new educational initiative two Twin Cities Catholic grade schools plan to launch this fall. Drawing on the success of a school in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., St. Alphonsus Parish School in Brooklyn Park and St. Mark’s Catholic School in St. Paul are aiming to show all students they are smart, “just smart differently,” said Kari Staples, St. Alphonsus’ principal.

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Open Window Theatre production explores faith and reason arguments

Open Window Theatre production explores faith and reason arguments

| Susan Klemond | March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Theater plans to add performance seating, lobby space

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Remembering Selma

Remembering Selma

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Local religious leaders participate in an event March 8 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Ala. led by Martin Luther King Jr.

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Affordable housing, education choice included in bishops’ discussions with lawmakers

Affordable housing, education choice included in bishops’ discussions with lawmakers

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishops from each of Minnesota’s six dioceses met with Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers March 5 to discuss legislation on a range of issues, from immigration and education to poverty relief and commercial gestational surrogacy.

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Cardinal Egan, retired archbishop of New York, dies at age 82

Cardinal Egan, retired archbishop of New York, dies at age 82

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who retired as archbishop of New York in 2009, died March 5. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was 82.

After collapsing at his residence that afternoon, he was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead at 2:20 p.m.

Funeral arrangements were pending.

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Wrestler wins state title for Rachel

Wrestler wins state title for Rachel

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

It took longer than expected, but Totino-Grace High School in Fridley finally delivered a state championship to Rachel Woell, a senior who died of cancer on Sept. 26 during an Eagles football game.

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Daily Scriptures: March 1 – March 15, 2015

Daily Scriptures: March 1 – March 15, 2015

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, March 1
Second Sunday of Lent
Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18
Romans 8:31b-34
Mark 9:2-10
Monday, March 2
Daniel 9:4b-10
Luke 6:36-38

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