Jessica Trygstad

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

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New president wants more intergenerational connections in ACCW

New president wants more intergenerational connections in ACCW

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Keller, 58, will take the helm as ACCW president at the organization’s 85th annual convention at St. Odilia in Shoreview April 21-22.

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Teacher-pilgrims from Our Lady of Grace bring home the Holy Land

Teacher-pilgrims from Our Lady of Grace bring home the Holy Land

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teacher-pilgrims from Our Lady of Grace in Edina to enhance school’s Holy Week experience

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Steve Houge retires from archdiocese after 44 years

Steve Houge retires from archdiocese after 44 years

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Steve Houge had a good gig as a twenty-something working in the print shop at St. Thomas College in St. Paul in the early 1970s. Despite having a Catholic employer, he had never heard of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Catholic marriage vs. secular culture

Catholic marriage vs. secular culture

| March 21, 2017 | 16 Comments

How Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is shaping the work of the local Church

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Purvis: Christ equips Catholics to ‘have no fear’ at Capitol

Purvis: Christ equips Catholics to ‘have no fear’ at Capitol

| March 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gloria Purvis rallied a conference room full of Catholics after they received their marching orders for the day from Minnesota’s bishops and Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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Author explores meaning of Irish heritage in new book

Author explores meaning of Irish heritage in new book

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are the “Irish” who emerge once a year to embrace St. Patrick’s Day festivities, and then there are the Irish who can trace their lineage to the Emerald Isle. James Rogers is one of the latter. Regrettably, though, he’s one generation shy of claiming Irish citizenship.

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Financial adviser: Don’t wait to put a plan in place

Financial adviser: Don’t wait to put a plan in place

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

John Tetzloff has served many people in his 20 years at St. Paul-based Catholic United Financial. As an advanced case specialist and trainer, he meets with about 100 families every year about estate planning and charitable giving. But one particular couple stands out in his mind.

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Potential security threat closes DeLaSalle

Potential security threat closes DeLaSalle

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Lasallian school, which enrolls about 750 students in grades nine through 12, said the situation is unprecedented and closed the building to ensure the safety of students and staff. The investigation is ongoing while students have a “remote learning day.”

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Lawyer puts passion to work as new interfaith advocacy leader

Lawyer puts passion to work as new interfaith advocacy leader

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a Twin Cities lawyer for 30 years, Anne Krisnik channeled her passion for social justice issues into her volunteer activities, among them, two decades of cooking once a month at the Catholic Charities Family Service Center in Maplewood. She planned upon retirement to devote more time to fight systemic poverty, which she hasn’t been able to do with a full-time job.

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Three urban Catholic schools partner for long-term success

Three urban Catholic schools partner for long-term success

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The kindergarten through eighth-grade schools — Ascension Catholic School in north Minneapolis, St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School in northeast Minneapolis and St. Peter Claver Catholic School in St. Paul — comprise Ascension Catholic Academy. With Ascension serving as the anchor school, its staff is responsible for managing daily operations of all three.

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Immigrants’ plight highlighted in local ministry, Church observance

Immigrants’ plight highlighted in local ministry, Church observance

| January 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

Since 2011, an Edina-based group of volunteers has met with detained immigrants awaiting deportation hearings at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul. Visiting with men — and, on occasion, women — in a large classroom, the volunteers are there to listen and be a friendly presence amid isolation, said volunteer Steve Kraemer.

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St. Paul parish marks Epiphany with doorway blessings

St. Paul parish marks Epiphany with doorway blessings

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cindy Pasiuk’s home on St. Paul’s east side has seen many visitors in 64 years. And upon entering, they’ve all walked under a phrase written in chalk above the doorway that changes slightly each year. In 1953 when her parents built the home, the phrase read: “19 + C + M + B + 53.”

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