Pat Norby

Pat is the news editor of The Catholic Spirit. You can email her at norbyp@archspm.org.

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Jewish woman considering conversion feels at home in church

Jewish woman considering conversion feels at home in church

| March 14, 2012 | 1 Comment

Danielle Schwartzman was among more than 350 people who took part in the Rite of Election at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Feb. 26. She has been participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults with a group at the Basilica, led by Paula Kaempffer.

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Internet ‘immigrant’ calls Catholics to evangelize natives

Internet ‘immigrant’ calls Catholics to evangelize natives

| March 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

“Cyberspace is like going into another country,” the bishop said. “People have described the young generation that uses social media as the natives . . . the rest of us are like the immigrants.”

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Fight hunger by supporting the MN FoodShare March campaign

Fight hunger by supporting the MN FoodShare March campaign

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, is eager to promote the annual March food and funds campaign by Minnesota FoodShare.

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Grant to help students ‘Use Their Voice’ to stop harassment

Grant to help students ‘Use Their Voice’ to stop harassment

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. Mary’s College senior heeds words of her St. Paul pastor about Christian compassion

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Father Weber inspired generosity

Father Weber inspired generosity

| February 13, 2012 | 2 Comments

Like the stars in the sky, the number of lives touched by Benedictine Father Arnold Weber, 86, are far more than could be counted. He died Feb. 9 at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville.

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Deacon says hope comes from applying gifts we’ve been given to share

Deacon says hope comes from applying gifts we’ve been given to share

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Deacon Thom Winninger recently offered a preliminary look at his upcoming presentation at the “Fire of Hope: A Girlfriends Getaway for God” event for women Jan. 20 and 21.

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Two parishes to become one, three times over on Jan. 1

Two parishes to become one, three times over on Jan. 1

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

After a year of tears and celebrations, planning and action, six parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will legally and canonically become three parishes on Sunday, Jan. 1.

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How would you spend $1,000?

How would you spend $1,000?

| December 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

St. Agnes students learn more about charitable giving thanks to one couple’s generosity

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Red Bull Crashed Ice to burst from Cathedral steps

Red Bull Crashed Ice to burst from Cathedral steps

| December 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

With extreme sports competition coming to St. Paul Jan. 12-14, city and event’s sponsor meet with local community members to answer questions and address any concerns.

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Job market: Good news, bad news

Job market: Good news, bad news

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the efforts of job coaches like Colin Chisholm, Janet Grove watched her stack of manila folders with the names of successfully employed individuals grow to seven inches this year.

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Youth and adults together will learn new language, gain better understanding of Liturgy

Youth and adults together will learn new language, gain better understanding of Liturgy

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don’t be too concerned if you and your children stumble over the words of the Mass beginning Nov. 26-27, the first weekend of Advent. Your presider may stumble a little, too.

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Catholic health care faces local and global challenges

Catholic health care faces local and global challenges

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Catholic health care is facing many of the same challenges confronting the Catholic Church as a whole, John Allen Jr. told members of the Catholic Health Association during the group’s annual meeting Nov. 3 at St. Patrick in Edina.

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