Bob Zyskowski

Bob is a writer and Client Products Manager for the Office of Communications of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. You can follow him on twitter or email him at zyskowskir@archspm.org.

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Everybody should spend 10 days with a group of priests

Everybody should spend 10 days with a group of priests

| November 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

I spent 10 days this fall traveling, touring, riding in the back of pick-up trucks, dining, praying, shooting the breeze and solving the problems of the world with a handful of our priests. If every Catholic got the chance to do the same they would all have a renewed love for their faith and a renewed faith in the priesthood.

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Many changes over the years

Many changes over the years

| October 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

The spacious, modern church of Jesucristo Resucitado and attached parish center with its offices, meeting rooms, computer classroom, clinic, medical lab and dentist offices, are a far cry from what Deacon Chester Alcala saw when he first came to this part of Barrio Guaiparo in San Felix, Venezuela.

“Forty years ago this was jungle — none of this was here,” Deacon Chester said. “All there was here were turtles and snakes.”

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Venezuelans, priests celebrate 40-year gift exchange

Venezuelans, priests celebrate 40-year gift exchange

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

When priests from Minnesota came to the barrios of San Felix, Venezuela, it made all the difference in the world to Isabel de Troisi.

“I got a new life when the American priests arrived and started evangelizing,” she said between hugs of the Minnesota clergy outside Jesucristo Resucitado Church.

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Whether technology or parish life, change is never easy

Whether technology or parish life, change is never easy

| September 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

Kay was “old school” before you ever heard the phrase. In the 40 years and four cities that I’ve worked at newspapers — both dailies and Catholic papers — Kay was the absolute best proofreader I ever saw.

She knew how to spell every word in the English language, she double-checked the spelling of every name, and she added columns of numbers both up and down to make sure reporters’ math added up.

But Kay loved her typewriter.

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