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St. Michael’s legacy to endure on St. Paul’s West Side and West St. Paul

St. Michael’s legacy to endure on St. Paul’s West Side and West St. Paul

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Michael’s final Sunday Mass Nov. 27 will mark the end of an era for a parish founded 150 years ago to serve working-class Irish immigrants.

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Archdiocese-hosted tournament tips off high school girls hoops season

Archdiocese-hosted tournament tips off high school girls hoops season

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twelve Catholic high schools will play in the first-ever girls hoops tournament hosted by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office of Development and Stewardship Nov. 25-26.

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World record holder encourages students to aid the thirsty

World record holder encourages students to aid the thirsty

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Katie Spotz, who became the youngest person to row across the Atlantic in 2010, told the Sacred Heart Catholic School students Nov. 15 that something more than a world record drove her make the voyage. She did it to raise money for people around the world who don’t have clean drinking water.

“One in eight people, they don’t have something I always take for granted, something that I’ve never gone without – clean water,” Spotz said.

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UST institute calls for renewal of civil discourse

UST institute calls for renewal of civil discourse

| November 11, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Catholic Church cannot remain silent in the wake of negativity from the recent presidential campaigns, the University of St. Thomas’ Institute for Catholicism and Citizenship stated Nov. 10.

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Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes a fruitful pilgrimage for area Catholics

Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes a fruitful pilgrimage for area Catholics

| November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

For Jesus Christ to offer humankind his mercy, it took offering his pain and suffering from his passion and death on the cross.

Pope Francis called the world to “constantly contemplate the mystery of mercy” in his papal Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which will conclude Nov. 20 on the feast of Christ the King. The Holy Father wrote, “At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives.”

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MCC’s Adkins: With the election over, Catholics need to roll up their sleeves

MCC’s Adkins: With the election over, Catholics need to roll up their sleeves

| November 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

Donald Trump’s win of the presidency and the Republicans gaining a majority in Congress stunned the U.S. in a historic Nov. 8 election.

In Minnesota, Republicans grabbed a majority from the Democrats in both the state House and Senate.

None of it alters the mission for Catholics in politics according to Minnesota Catholic Conference Director Jason Adkins. A St. Paul-based organization, the MCC works to further the common good in public policy for Minnesota and beyond.

Adkins took time Nov. 9 to visit with The Catholic Spirit about what the election results mean for Catholics.

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Vikings’ Pat Shurmur a committed Catholic

Vikings’ Pat Shurmur a committed Catholic

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pat Shurmur seeks a purpose beyond getting the Minnesota Vikings offense back on track this season.

Shurmur, the new interim offensive coordinator, integrates his practice of the Catholic faith with football. He dedicates time to Catholic Athletes for Christ, a Virginia-based organization that seeks to promote the Gospel through sports.

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Police officers, first responders honored at Blue Mass

Police officers, first responders honored at Blue Mass

| November 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

With heavy hearts, police officers and first responders attended the first Blue Mass in the Archdiocese of St. Paul since 2011.

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St. Michael in West St. Paul to cease operation

St. Michael in West St. Paul to cease operation

| November 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

With finances drained, St. Michael in West St. Paul will cease operations in late November.

St. Michael’s parochial vicar, Father Andrew Brinkman, made the announcement at Sunday Mass Oct. 30. Father Brinkman explained to the congregation that parish leadership made the decision in light of the parish’s short funds and heavy expenses.

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Archbishop Hebda says ‘tarantulas’ and credible parishes don’t mix

Archbishop Hebda says ‘tarantulas’ and credible parishes don’t mix

| October 28, 2016 | 3 Comments

Archbishop Hebda spoke of the need to become credible parishes in a time where the archdiocese still has more recovery to do following the sex scandals and general drifting away of people from the Catholic Faith.

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New boarding program welcomes world to Totino-Grace High School

New boarding program welcomes world to Totino-Grace High School

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fridley school converts retreat center to dormitory

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Cardinal-designate Tobin notes fears around immigration, refugees

Cardinal-designate Tobin notes fears around immigration, refugees

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Addressing a packed crowd at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Oct. 24, Cardinal-designate Joseph Tobin dispelled misunderstandings about immigration and welcoming refugees.

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