Maria Wiering

Maria is the editor of The Catholic Spirit and publications manager of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. You can email her at wieringm@archspm.org.

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Texas priest wins prestigious homebrewing award

Texas priest wins prestigious homebrewing award

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The pastor of a Fort Worth, Texas, parish won a Ninkasi Award June 17 at the annual National Homebrew Competition during Homebrew Con, held this year at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

| July 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

The toolkit outlines practices for supporting students transitioning from their biological to perceived gender, using students’ preferred names and pronouns, and restroom use and overnight sleeping arrangements.

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Judge hopes agreement inspires long-term change

Judge hopes agreement inspires long-term change

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ director and deputy director for Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards appeared in Ramsey County court July 10 to provide Judge Teresa Warner with a status report on the archdiocese’s compliance efforts to ensure safe environments for children.

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Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

| July 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

Archbishop Hebda described the convocation as “a great opportunity to bring people together from broad backgrounds, to have the opportunity to explore the present state of the Church in the United States, and to hear about what’s being done in other places to promote missionary discipleship.”

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Catholic Spirit nets 10 national awards for 2016 stories, photos

Catholic Spirit nets 10 national awards for 2016 stories, photos

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit won 10 Catholic Press Association awards June 23, including first place for a special supplement on a bishop’s transition. Catholic Spirit staff photographer Dave Hrbacek won second place for photographer of the year.

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Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

“This isn’t your issue right now, but it could be your issue, so it’s your fight to fight as well,” Melissa Jaeger said. “Just because you don’t have a medically compromised kid right now doesn’t mean that you might not in the future. We need Children’s Hospital to be thriving to help all of our children.”

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Father Henri Nouwen film to be screened June 27 at Bethel

Father Henri Nouwen film to be screened June 27 at Bethel

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The film “Journey of the Heart: The Life of Henri Nouwen” will be presented by its producer and director Karen Pascal, executive director of the St. Louis-based Henri Nouwen Society.

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Classical MPR, KARE win Gabriel Awards for ‘values-centered programming’

Classical MPR, KARE win Gabriel Awards for ‘values-centered programming’

| June 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

St. Paul-based MPR was recognized for its locally-released documentary “Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words” and single Facebook post “Bridge of Song” in the radio documentary and new media categories, respectively. Minneapolis-based KARE 11 earned an award in the news and informational television, local release, category for its series “Land of 10,000 Stories.”

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UST chapel expansion might be underground

UST chapel expansion might be underground

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

An addition to the historic Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas will be the first project the University of St. Thomas undertakes in its new master plan for its St. Paul campus.

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Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep

Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

To preserve the interiors of historic churches, people responsible for the buildings must focus first on their exteriors, said Brian Henning, owner of Henning Church and Historical Restoration in Forest Lake.

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International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music

International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the CMAA, the colloquium is “the largest and most in-depth teaching conference and retreat on sacred music in the world.”

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Court hears objections to Reorganization plans

Court hears objections to Reorganization plans

| June 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

In considering the Unsecured Creditors Committee’s objections to the archdiocesan plan, Judge Robert Kressel questioned whether UCC counsel Robert Kugler was trying to “inflame” his clients with misleading claims about the archdiocese’s plan and assets.

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