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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Tea cup art a visual reminder of domestic violence

Tea cup art a visual reminder of domestic violence

| February 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Women with a personal experience of domestic violence or sexual assault etched their feelings into clay tea cups that a St. Catherine University student has made as part of an art installation to be on exhibit in March.

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BSM student jurors decide no death penalty for Jesus

BSM student jurors decide no death penalty for Jesus

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

High school students in suburban Minneapolis got an education in the legal system and capital punishment by participating in a mock trial of Jesus using the present-day form of justice used in Texas, where by far more convicts are executed than any other U.S. state.

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Retreat center plans 50th anniversary events

Retreat center plans 50th anniversary events

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake has planned events large and small this year to mark the 50th anniversary of its first retreat, which began on Jan. 4, 1966. Here’s a listing.

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Who goes on retreats?

Who goes on retreats?

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Regular retreat attendees describe the benefits: They’re better Catholics, a father-son duo say; co-workers say “You’re different” when she gets back from being on retreat.

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What’s it like to go on retreat?

What’s it like to go on retreat?

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Come with me to Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center in Prior Lake, where, for 50 years, people have been going to “find the missing peace.”

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Teens take on timely issue of race in unique play

Teens take on timely issue of race in unique play

| February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a production whose echoes are heard today in the Black Lives Matter movement, Cretin-Derham Hall High School students in St. Paul talk about presenting “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,” a theatrical documentary surrounding the Rodney King incident, the trial of the police officers involved and the rioting that ensued when their initial acquittal was announced.

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‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

‘Quick, lock the car doors!’

| February 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

How can racism be overcome? A black educator shares ideas that are part of the formation of young people at an inner-city Catholic elementary school and appropriate for all ages.

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Ahead of session, coalition outlining school choice legislation

Ahead of session, coalition outlining school choice legislation

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Leaders from Catholic and private schools in the Twin Cities area attended a Jan. 26 meeting at St. Pascal Baylon School in St. Paul to learn about a relatively new coalition and its efforts to win legislative approval for several school choice initiatives.

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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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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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