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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Archbishop Hebda invites pilgrims to accompany him to Italy

Archbishop Hebda invites pilgrims to accompany him to Italy

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda is returning to Italy for a pilgrimage Sept. 20-28, 2018, and he has invited Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to accompany him.

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St. Gianna’s daughter: Parents showed suffering can be embraced with joy

St. Gianna’s daughter: Parents showed suffering can be embraced with joy

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

“My mom and my dad each taught me about the way of the cross,” and that it should be embraced with joy, because it is closely connected to the resurrection, Molla said. 

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Archdiocese discloses 19 additional names of men accused of abuse

Archdiocese discloses 19 additional names of men accused of abuse

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis added 19 men Nov. 3 to a list of priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them.

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Bethany House a ‘retreat’ for women discerning consecrated life

Bethany House a ‘retreat’ for women discerning consecrated life

| November 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

“We’ve found that discernment houses can be so helpful, especially for young women, because religious life can be such a radical step even just to enter postulancy,” Sister Mary Joseph Evans said.

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Jezreel challenges archdiocesan, parish staff to reach out beyond church walls

Jezreel challenges archdiocesan, parish staff to reach out beyond church walls

| October 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

Jack Jezreel didn’t want any archdiocesan or parish staff members to be in their comfort zone Oct. 26 at Fall Formation Day.

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Speaker: Catholics should stop avoiding conflict, but learn to do it well

Speaker: Catholics should stop avoiding conflict, but learn to do it well

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Conflict can be a sign of life,” Ann Garrido said. “People only argue about what they care about, and if no one in your parish is arguing, that’s a bad sign.”

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Parents of year-old quads see four times the sacrifices, but four times the smiles

Parents of year-old quads see four times the sacrifices, but four times the smiles

| October 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

“It’s a lot more than just having four kids,” Justina said. “It’s four infants, and each kid has their typical infant demands that doesn’t match the kid next to them, and each kid is very unique.”

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Western-influenced 19th-century icons on display at Russian Museum of Art

Western-influenced 19th-century icons on display at Russian Museum of Art

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Russian Sacred Art: Connecting Heaven and Earth” opened at the museum Oct. 14. According to the museum’s description of the exhibition, 19th-century icons are the “least well known and appreciated” in Russia’s centuries-old icon tradition.

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Aim Higher’s new president to draw from business, education background

Aim Higher’s new president to draw from business, education background

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Local Catholic school scholarship-granting foundation Aim Higher has named a former business consultant and school advancement director its new president.

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New initiative aims to support clergy ‘from seminary to cemetery’

New initiative aims to support clergy ‘from seminary to cemetery’

| October 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Priests and deacons in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis can expect to find more avenues for support, thanks to an initiative underway to provide stronger comprehensive care for clergy.

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Archdiocese reconsecration marks culmination of Fatima anniversary Oct. 13

Archdiocese reconsecration marks culmination of Fatima anniversary Oct. 13

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cathedral, parishes mark the anniversary of Mary’s final apparition to the shepherd children

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Father Dummer, 76, ministered three years at Buffalo retreat house

Father Dummer, 76, ministered three years at Buffalo retreat house

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

His ministry took him from Tijuana, Mexico, to Sisseton, South Dakota. Of the places he served, his favorite was a parish in Juneau, Alaska.

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