Archive for January, 2016

In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

In college town, St. Dominic touts faith and formation

| January 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

In education-minded Northfield, Minnesota, the Catholic grade school competes with small class sizes and a focus on student progress throughout the year, not just at report card time.

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New initiative aims to make Catholic men ‘watchmen’

New initiative aims to make Catholic men ‘watchmen’

| Jonathan Liedl | January 15, 2016 | 27 Comments

“Our goal is incredibly aggressive,” said Matthew Christoff, who began writing the “Catholic Watchmen” column for The Catholic Spirit in November. “The vision is that every single man [in the archdiocese] who calls himself a Catholic will have received a personal appeal to join the Catholic Watchmen.”

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St. Kate’s to launch theological institute for high school girls

St. Kate’s to launch theological institute for high school girls

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new project slated to begin in July at St. Catherine University in St. Paul seeks to bring together high school sophomore and junior girls from diverse backgrounds for theological education and spiritual formation to help them become leaders in their communities.

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Dominicans today: Q & A with Sister Jeri Cashman

Dominicans today: Q & A with Sister Jeri Cashman

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters prepare to observe the 150th anniversary of their ministry and presence in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, The Catholic Spirit asked Sister Jeri Cashman questions about her vocation and about the future of communities of women religious such as the one to which she’s devoted herself for the past 50 years.

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Joyful Dominicans attracted more sisters — and still do

Joyful Dominicans attracted more sisters — and still do

| January 15, 2016 | 2 Comments

Sinsinawa Dominicans’ joy is a common denominator among both seasoned and newer members of the congregation, which is observing the 150th anniversary of ministry in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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150 years of reasons to celebrate

150 years of reasons to celebrate

| January 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

The courage and sacrifice of the first Sinsinawa Dominicans to serve in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis began a remarkable legacy of ministry that continues to this day.

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Navy admiral talks about leadership at St. Thomas Academy

Navy admiral talks about leadership at St. Thomas Academy

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It was a completely different experience for me. I’ve never met someone that high up in the military,” said senior Ben Philbin. “His entire premise was centered around one of the most important parts of leadership — caring for who you are a leader for.

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Life at 105: Letters to inmates and lots of chocolates

Life at 105: Letters to inmates and lots of chocolates

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Mark Mahoney should have been expecting a birthday party Jan. 11. After all, she turned 105 that day.

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Serving the Aged Lovingly Today ministry helps young women grow in faith

Serving the Aged Lovingly Today ministry helps young women grow in faith

| Katie Scott | January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you flipped on the television around this time last year, you may have caught a glimpse of Stacey Jackson alongside religious sisters in an episode of “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns,” a Lifetime network reality series following five women as they discerned the religious life.

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Totino-Grace to graduate first seniors with engineering know-how

Totino-Grace to graduate first seniors with engineering know-how

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We developed this for probably two years prior to starting this program,” said Dan Vandermyde, who co-directs the engineering program with teacher Matt Thibodeau. “What we realized is that most people don’t have a true understanding of what engineering is, what engineers do and how big and broad that [field] is, how many different and varied career opportunities are available within that engineering umbrella.

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Cathedral, Basilica to host 24 hours of confessions March 4-5

Cathedral, Basilica to host 24 hours of confessions March 4-5

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

In response to Pope Francis’ call for each diocese in the world to host confessions for 24 hours beginning March 4, the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis are making the sacrament of reconciliation available around-the-clock from noon March 4 to noon March 5.

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Archbishop Nienstedt assisting at Michigan parish

Archbishop Nienstedt assisting at Michigan parish

| January 13, 2016 | 11 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt is assisting in a parish in Battle Creek, Michigan, the parish announced in its Jan. 10 bulletin. The archbishop emeritus of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Nienstedt will be helping with various ministries at St. Philip Catholic Church for about six months, according to its pastor, Father John Fleckenstein, who wrote in the bulletin that he needs assistance at the parish for health reasons and to allow him to complete projects in his role as episcopal vicar for education for the Archdiocese of Kalamazoo.

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