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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State Fair’s Epiphany Diner to serve last meal

State Fair’s Epiphany Diner to serve last meal

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

After nearly half a century of serving its famous turkey and meatloaf dinners to hungry Minnesota State Fair-goers, Epiphany in Coon Rapids has announced that this will be Epiphany Diner’s final year at the fair.

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To hell and back

To hell and back

| August 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Priest describes life as an Army combat chaplain

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Parish Services Team member takes national education position

Parish Services Team member takes national education position

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lori Dahlhoff, a member of the archdiocesan Parish Services Team, has accepted a position as executive director for the Department of Religious Education at the National Catholic Educational Association. Dahlhoff, who has served as director of catechesis, parish faith formation, RCIA and adult formation for the archdiocese for 10 years, will leave the archdiocese in […]

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In Kenya, Bishop Piché ordains deacon, confirms

In Kenya, Bishop Piché ordains deacon, confirms

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

It was a dream come true for Bishop Lee Piché.

As a boy, he imagined visiting the exotic places captured on National Geographic’s glossy pages.

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Cathedral fundraising effort cuts debt in half

Cathedral fundraising effort cuts debt in half

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

A $12.5 million debt left over from the Cathedral of St. Paul’s exterior restorations a decade ago has been cut in half, according to archdiocesan officials.

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Minnesota students, teachers to visit schools in Kenya

Minnesota students, teachers to visit schools in Kenya

| June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché, two St. Thomas Academy students and representatives from several Catholic schools and parishes are preparing to visit the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya, June 27 to July 12.

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Professor proposes ‘green Thomism’ to reconnect Catholics to creation

Professor proposes ‘green Thomism’ to reconnect Catholics to creation

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

When St. Paul Seminary professor Chris Thompson recently went searching for the top agriculture programs at U.S. Catholic universities, what he found — or, rather, what he didn’t find — shocked him: There aren’t any.

He made the discovery after receiving an invitation to present a paper on developments in American agriculture over the past 50 years at a conference in Rome last month.

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Spend a day on the farm June 26

Spend a day on the farm June 26

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Leon and Nancy Gergen’s pastor, Father Stan Mader, asked them to host this year’s Rural Life Sunday celebration at their Hastings farm, they jumped at the chance.

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Former Navy officer zeroes in on priesthood

Former Navy officer zeroes in on priesthood

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Deacon Cole Kracke’s life story could have been ripped from the pages of a spy thriller.

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Parish trustees called on to assist pastors

Parish trustees called on to assist pastors

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Did you know that your parish is a corporation, legally speaking, and that it has a board of directors?

Hundreds of parish trustees from throughout the archdiocese recently attended gatherings to learn about their role as parish board members. The archdiocese held the gatherings as many parishes begin proceedings to merge or cluster according to the archdiocese’s Strategic Plan, released last October.

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Oblates to commemorate founder’s death with Mass, open house

Oblates to commemorate founder’s death with Mass, open house

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, an international order of missionary priests and brothers with members serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of its founder with a Mass and open house at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo Sunday, May 22.

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Latinos bring ‘life, vitality’ to U.S. Catholic Church

Latinos bring ‘life, vitality’ to U.S. Catholic Church

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Catholic Church is at a “critical moment” in its history, said a panelist at a recent conference on immigration and the church. With Latinos making up more than half of U.S. population growth in the past decade, how the church responds to Latino newcomers will largely determine its future success.

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