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Drinking with the saints, reclaiming Catholic merriment

Drinking with the saints, reclaiming Catholic merriment

| Christina Capecchi | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The mention of booze generates a look of horror among many of the non-drinkers living and working alongside Michael P. Foley in Waco, Texas, where the Catholic dad teaches at a dry Baptist college. There’s a “skittishness,” he says.

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Speaker: Religious freedom starts from within

Speaker: Religious freedom starts from within

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

By cultivating freedom in their own hearts first through prayer and the Eucharist, Catholics will be best equipped to live their faith and promote religious freedom in a society that is increasingly hostile to Christianity, said Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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‘His hobby is people’

‘His hobby is people’

| Christina Capecchi | July 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Hebda, a shepherd living among the flock

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In Mendota, archdiocese’s oldest parish turns 175

In Mendota, archdiocese’s oldest parish turns 175

| Maria Becker for The Catholic Spirit | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

What began in 1840 as a group of 185 Catholics with a log cabin and a strong desire to take part in the sacraments is now known as the oldest Catholic parish in Minnesota.

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The Catholic Spirit wins Catholic Press awards

The Catholic Spirit wins Catholic Press awards

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit won two first place awards and a second place award in the annual newspaper competition of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

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Minnesota supreme court reinstates priest’s sexual misconduct charge

Minnesota supreme court reinstates priest’s sexual misconduct charge

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Supreme Court reinstated a criminal charge June 24 against Father Christopher Wenthe, convicted in Ramsey County Court in November 2011 for an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman for whom he was providing spiritual counsel while he was an associate priest of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul in 2003.

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Ave Maria principal to direct new education mission office

Ave Maria principal to direct new education mission office

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The principal of Ave Maria Academy in Maple Grove was appointed director for the new Office for the Mission of Catholic Education being formed in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Gratitude at heart of farewell Mass for Office of Catholic Schools

Gratitude at heart of farewell Mass for Office of Catholic Schools

| Nicole Mamura for The Catholic Spirit | June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic school leaders and faculty gathered with staff members of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis June 24 for a Mass of appreciation for the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools. The Mass was held as a closing liturgy for the office, which will cease operating June 30.

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Daily Scriptures: June 21 – July 5, 2015

Daily Scriptures: June 21 – July 5, 2015

| June 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, June 21
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 38:1, 8-11
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Mark 4:35-41

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Digital Edition – June 18, 2015

Digital Edition – June 18, 2015

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resigns, Laudato Si released, Ramsey County files criminal charges against the archdiocese, Rural Life Sunday, Mural at St. Thomas More, Bishops on racism, Pro Ecclesia Sancta, Mary in mosaics

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Saints in the Old Testament; retirement for priests

Saints in the Old Testament; retirement for priests

| Father Kenneth Doyle | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Figures from the Old Testament are never referred to as saints. Were there no saints in those days?

Q. With all due respect to my Catholic faith, there is one thing that I question. Many, many devout Catholics have contributed over the years to special collections for the benefit of retired priests. After all these collections and all the beautiful retirement homes for priests that now exist, shouldn’t we be doing more instead for the poor? The very ones who have contributed to build these homes cannot afford the comfort and the luxury that priests now enjoy.

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When life’s storms rage, seek Jesus and Mary

When life’s storms rage, seek Jesus and Mary

| Deacon Michael Daly | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Sea of Galilee is below sea level, within a bowl of hills, and very subject to unpredictable storms. After a hard day’s preaching, Jesus, who governs the universe, is stretched out, asleep in a boat during a violent storm. The apostles’ maritime skills were not enough to endure the waves, so as a last resort, they turn to Jesus to calm the sea.

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