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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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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In wake of Castile verdict, Archbishop Hebda calls for unity

In wake of Castile verdict, Archbishop Hebda calls for unity

| June 18, 2017 | 6 Comments

“I ask all Catholics and all who will worship with us this weekend,” Archbishop Hebda said, “to pray in particular for a mending of divisions along lines of race, religion and national origin, that all too often find expression in violence, hatred, prejudice and mistrust.”

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Swiss Guard exhibit at Basilica captures behind-the-scenes view of Vatican’s soldiers

Swiss Guard exhibit at Basilica captures behind-the-scenes view of Vatican’s soldiers

| June 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

The exhibit includes uniforms and other objects “in order to show more about the tradition and commitment, their faith, their vocation — because for them it’s a real vocation in life,” its curator said.

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School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The final omnibus bills demonstrated concessions from both major parties, but they were “geared to reach certain electoral constituencies or serving special interests,” Adkins said, pointing the finger at both sides of the aisle.

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