Jessica Trygstad

Jessica is the assistant editor of The Catholic Spirit. You can e-mail her at trygstadj@archspm.org.

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What should parents say to kids about clergy sexual abuse?

What should parents say to kids about clergy sexual abuse?

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anyone responsible for children knows the delicate balance of nurturer, protector and teacher. But when it comes to what children might hear in the news — recently, the topic of clergy sexual abuse of minors — some parents wonder how to keep them informed while protecting their innocence and not frightening them unnecessarily.

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Woodcarver’s faith, talents go into Cozzens’ crosier

Woodcarver’s faith, talents go into Cozzens’ crosier

| December 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

When professional woodcarver Paul Sirba received a request from Bishop-elect Andrew Cozzens to make a crosier, he learned that a bishop’s influence — and word of mouth — reaches beyond a diocese.

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NET aims to fire up faith in more teens across the country

NET aims to fire up faith in more teens across the country

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

After 30 years, 26,000 retreats and helping more than 1.6 million Catholic teens embrace their faith, NET Ministries is adding teams and opening two regional offices as part of its Igniting Faith initiative.

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