Archive for December, 2015

Embracing the prodigal son

Embracing the prodigal son

| Alyssa Bormes | December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

It seems fair to say that I was a recalcitrant teen and 20-something, but the good Lord reached into those turbulent years planting moments of grace.

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Holy roller or ‘all-in’?

Holy roller or ‘all-in’?

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Are you a holy roller or something?”

It wasn’t a question I’ve ever been asked before, nor one I was expecting as I stood with a beer in my hand chatting with extended family. We were gathered from seven states at a hotel outside Chicago to celebrate my mom’s 90th birthday.

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Labouré Society offers religious hopefuls student loan relief

Labouré Society offers religious hopefuls student loan relief

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Monica Ngeno does not consider herself an outgoing person. In her words, she’s “mostly introverted.”

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Workouts for body and soul

Workouts for body and soul

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Couple launches ministry to help Catholics exercise faith muscles

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Innovation, cooperation in St. Tim’s ‘recipe for success’

Innovation, cooperation in St. Tim’s ‘recipe for success’

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Small class sizes — 14, for example, in the combined seventh and eighth grade — are one attraction for families whose children attend St. Timothy in Maple Lake. They allow for flexibility in individualizing education to meet either the enrichment or remedial needs of each student, said the school’s principal.

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Joy to the World!

Joy to the World!

| December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas from the staff of The Catholic Spirit!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

| John P. McCarthy | December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, the most popular series in film history resurfaces after a 10-year hiatus.

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Father Ardolf was longtime Norwood Young America pastor

Father Ardolf was longtime Norwood Young America pastor

| December 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

A veteran priest and retired pastor died Dec. 19.

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Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

| Patricia Gries | December 21, 2015 | 4 Comments

Patricia Gries, a lay woman who played a leadership role in the post-counciliar Church, offers her thoughts about the impact of Vatican II in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Quick summaries of Vatican II’s 16 documents

Quick summaries of Vatican II’s 16 documents

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

What the fathers of the Second Vatican Council approved in as brief a summary as you can get.

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Tommies fall to Mount Union in Division III championship

Tommies fall to Mount Union in Division III championship

| December 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

University of Saint Thomas loses 49-35 to the Mount Union Purple Raiders in Division III championship (Stagg Bowl)

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Navy servicewoman surprises siblings with visit to their school

Navy servicewoman surprises siblings with visit to their school

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Things were running smoothly at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield Dec. 18 when students, faculty and staff were gathered for an all-school holiday sing-along.

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