Joe Towalski

Joe is the editor of The Catholic Spirit and publications manager of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. You can follow him on twitter or email him at towalskij@archspm.org.

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Our words say something about ourselves as well as others

Our words say something about ourselves as well as others

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Words have a lot of power. We can use words to offer hope, mend wounds and respectfully challenge others to reassess their views and opinions. Or we can use words — as we too often do — as weapons to hurt and demean others.

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Mosque controversy: A case of ‘No Muslims need apply’?

Mosque controversy: A case of ‘No Muslims need apply’?

| September 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

The debate over whether or not to allow the construction of a mosque and Islamic cultural center near ground zero in New York has ignited heated discussion in recent weeks among a steady stream of politicians, talk show hosts and demonstrators both for and against the proposal.

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Health care program for poor is in critical condition

Health care program for poor is in critical condition

| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Last spring, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and state lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a money-saving plan to salvage General Assistance Medical Care so the state’s poorest residents could still receive health care coverage.

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A baseball lesson we all should remember

A baseball lesson we all should remember

| June 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

My fifth-grade son recently found himself in a spot every kid who loves baseball dreams about: He came up to bat in the last inning of a city league game with two outs, runners on second and third, and his team trailing by a single run.

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Our input is essential as planning process proceeds

Our input is essential as planning process proceeds

| March 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt’s announcement last week of the formation of a Strategic Task Force for Parish and School Planning is an important step in helping the archdiocese take stock of its resources and respond to the new pastoral realities we face in light of changing demographics and ongoing financial challenges. The task force is expected […]

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