Julie Carroll

Julie is a staff writer for The Catholic Spirit and news editor for The Northern Cross. You can follow her on twitter or email her at carrollj@archspm.org.

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Archdiocesan Latino ministry initiatives taking shape

Archdiocesan Latino ministry initiatives taking shape

| March 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

A vicar for Latino ministry has been appointed, a Latino Ministry Advisory Board is in place, and progress has been made toward establishing Latino centers and a parish leadership training program.

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RCIA not just for new Catholics: A process for deepening faith

RCIA not just for new Catholics: A process for deepening faith

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Every year, hundreds of adults and children in the archdiocese begin a journey to full membership in the Catholic Church. This year 745 people are preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation during the Easter Vigil.

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Coming to America

Coming to America

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Immigrants give back to communities they now call home

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

| December 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

On Dec. 9, 1531, Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an indigenous Catholic convert, was walking to the city of Tlaltelolco in central Mexico to attend Mass. As he approached a hill called Tepeyac, a rainbow appeared amid shimmery white clouds and he heard a woman calling his name.

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Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

Priests prepare for new Mass prayers

| November 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Priests around the archdiocese have been poring over liturgical scripts and rehearsing speaking parts in anticipation of the Nov. 27 debut of the new Roman Missal, which will usher in the most significant changes to the Mass in more than 40 years.

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

| November 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

With its grinning skeletons dressed in feathered hats and gowns, jewel-eyed sugar skulls and colorful paper garlands, the Nov. 2 “Día de los Muertos,” or Day of the Dead, might appear to many Americans like a Mexican Halloween. But this centuries-old tradition interwoven with Catholicism is much more than a night of ghouls, ghosts and goodies.

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Chastity speaker Jason Evert offers tips to parents, teens

Chastity speaker Jason Evert offers tips to parents, teens

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chastity speaker Jason Evert will present talks for both parents and teenagers in the archdiocese next month. (See box for details.) For more than a decade, Evert and his wife, Crystalina, have traveled the world speaking to youth about the benefits of living a chaste life.

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Immigration part of Christian life ethic, speaker says

Immigration part of Christian life ethic, speaker says

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Immigration is the defining civil rights issue of our time, a Holy Cross priest declared during an Oct. 1 theology of immigration conference at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

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Story of a miracle: Our Lady appears to St. Juan Diego

Story of a miracle: Our Lady appears to St. Juan Diego

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

“If God does not provide a remedy from His hand, this land is about to be lost,” Mexico’s first bishop, Franciscan Friar Juan de Zumárraga, wrote in a letter to the king of Spain.

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Catholic bookstore owner sees work as ministry

Catholic bookstore owner sees work as ministry

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Now what?” Bob Balk wondered after the clothes manufacturing company where he worked for 25 years closed seven years ago.

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‘Listening, collaboration’ key to Gay Jacobson’s success

‘Listening, collaboration’ key to Gay Jacobson’s success

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

As operations director for Metro Cable Network, Gay Jacobson “has always had God in [the] plan for Channel 6,” Bonnie Shutte wrote in nominating her friend for the Leading With Faith Award.

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Volunteer at Ground Zero wanted to help people

Volunteer at Ground Zero wanted to help people

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

“It was a national disaster, and if I could do something to help people, I wanted to,”

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