Archive for April, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

| John Mulderig | April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The seemingly ever-expanding media universe centered on Marvel Comics spawns yet another property with the arrival of the so-so sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

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Participating in political process ‘a moral obligation,’ Carr says at UST

Participating in political process ‘a moral obligation,’ Carr says at UST

| April 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis sees the world from a unique perspective, and when the Holy Father addresses the U.S. Congress this fall, Americans can expect to hear challenges to the way they think and act, predicted a leading Catholic social justice advocate.

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Speaker explains risks, impact of elder financial exploitation

Speaker explains risks, impact of elder financial exploitation

| Jennifer Janikula | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

U.S. seniors lose more than $2.9 billion every year to greedy financial predators, said Iris Freeman, co-founder and president of the Minnesota Elder Justice Center, who presented at Holy Name of Jesus in Wayzata April 21.

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Hope award winner

Hope award winner

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeff Cavins received the Christ Brings Hope award from Relevant Radio during the annual Christ Brings Hope Banquet April 23 in Bloomington.

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Daily Scriptures: April 26 – May 10, 2015

Daily Scriptures: April 26 – May 10, 2015

| April 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, April 26
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:8-12
1 John 3:1-2
John 10:11-18

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Dunrovin at 50

Dunrovin at 50

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dunrovin Retreat Center celebrates 50 years ministry

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Who are the Christian Brothers?

Who are the Christian Brothers?

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Founded in France by St. John Baptist de La Salle, the De La Salle Christian Brothers established their first permanent U.S. school in Baltimore in 1845. With the goal of “teaching minds and touching hearts,” the religious community is composed only of religious brothers; its founder was its only ordained member.

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Dunrovin once a game preserve

Dunrovin once a game preserve

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the mid-20th century, Catholic high school students were typically required to attend a retreat before graduation, and those attending schools run by Christian Brothers were no exception. The religious community ran several all-male Twin Cities schools, most of which have since merged or closed: Archbishop Brady High School in West St. Paul, Benilde High School in St. Louis Park, Cretin High School in St. Paul, DeLaSalle in Minneapolis, Hill High School in Maplewood and Archbishop Grace High School in Fridley.

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Dunrovin director advances mission of leading youth

Dunrovin director advances mission of leading youth

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

On his morning walks with God through 25 acres of woods at Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center where he lives and works, Jerome Meeds finds ideas that have made a difference at the Stillwater-area center.

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Retreat center in renaissance of serving youth

Retreat center in renaissance of serving youth

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a warm spring afternoon, Nancy Russ sat on a bench, gazing out over the small, tree-lined lake on the grounds of the Dunrovin Christian Brothers Retreat Center near Marine on St. Croix. The only sounds were honking geese and branches rustled by a gentle breeze. A parishioner of St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, Russ, 72, said she has been coming to Dunrovin for 18 years and always feels a sense of peace there.

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The difference between growing up and growing old

The difference between growing up and growing old

| Erick Rommel | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

There was a person with a young child who declared that she couldn’t find her keys. The 4-year-old, precocious as only a child can be, said, “I’ll find them for you for $5.”

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A push for funding: care centers doing more with less

A push for funding: care centers doing more with less

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic nursing homes cite staff shortages, aging baby boomers as imminent challenges

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