Archive for June, 2015

The Catholic Spirit wins Catholic Press awards

The Catholic Spirit wins Catholic Press awards

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit won two first place awards and a second place award in the annual newspaper competition of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

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Texas Catholic Conference disappointed by court ruling on abortion law

Texas Catholic Conference disappointed by court ruling on abortion law

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Texas Catholic Conference expressed disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision June 29 which temporarily blocks Texas from enforcing new requirements on abortion clinics that would force many of them to close.

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Minnesota supreme court reinstates priest’s sexual misconduct charge

Minnesota supreme court reinstates priest’s sexual misconduct charge

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Supreme Court reinstated a criminal charge June 24 against Father Christopher Wenthe, convicted in Ramsey County Court in November 2011 for an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman for whom he was providing spiritual counsel while he was an associate priest of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul in 2003.

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St. Joseph parishioners gather to light candles, write notes and pray

St. Joseph parishioners gather to light candles, write notes and pray

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

A basket sat in the gathering space at St. Joseph in West St. Paul. It contained cards, many addressed to Bishop Lee Piché, who had been the pastor there from 1999 to 2005.

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Ave Maria principal to direct new education mission office

Ave Maria principal to direct new education mission office

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The principal of Ave Maria Academy in Maple Grove was appointed director for the new Office for the Mission of Catholic Education being formed in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Gratitude at heart of farewell Mass for Office of Catholic Schools

Gratitude at heart of farewell Mass for Office of Catholic Schools

| Nicole Mamura for The Catholic Spirit | June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic school leaders and faculty gathered with staff members of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis June 24 for a Mass of appreciation for the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools. The Mass was held as a closing liturgy for the office, which will cease operating June 30.

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Chancellor, 2 priests run in solidarity at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth

Chancellor, 2 priests run in solidarity at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth

| June 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s not often that a runner is suffering before the race even begins.

But, such was the case for Susan Mulheron before the start of the annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth June 20.

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Iowa court says state’s ban on ‘webcam abortions’ unconstitutional

Iowa court says state’s ban on ‘webcam abortions’ unconstitutional

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

“If they’re successful in this case, they will probably attempt to spread the practice in other states.”

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Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Through its first 20 years, scores of couples who worked at or attended the annual block party at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis have gone on to wed. Here’s the story of one of the couples that the Basilica Block Party brought together.

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Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

21st annual music event features top bands while preserving the landmark church, supporting works of charity and even spawning marriage proposals.

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Daily Scriptures: June 21 – July 5, 2015

Daily Scriptures: June 21 – July 5, 2015

| June 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, June 21
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 38:1, 8-11
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Mark 4:35-41

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Digital Edition – June 18, 2015

Digital Edition – June 18, 2015

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resigns, Laudato Si released, Ramsey County files criminal charges against the archdiocese, Rural Life Sunday, Mural at St. Thomas More, Bishops on racism, Pro Ecclesia Sancta, Mary in mosaics

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