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A vocation that puts all your gifts to work is no minor call

A vocation that puts all your gifts to work is no minor call

| Christina Capecchi | November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

The question on the cover of the November issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, caught my eye: “What’s your true calling?”

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Summer job now $13 million business

Summer job now $13 million business

| Susan Klemond | November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

In 2001, Joe Keeley and his college roommates came home tired each night from their summer jobs — the roommates from digging swimming pools and Keeley from swimming in a pool with kids he was caring for.

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Raking in funds for education

Raking in funds for education

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

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College scholarships help birth mothers with tough decisions

College scholarships help birth mothers with tough decisions

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Over the past three years, the Adoption Option Committee Inc., a Minnesota nonprofit, has awarded scholarships totaling $12,000 to Minnesota birth mothers who chose adoption for their children.

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New addition to busy brood brings blessings and abundant joy

New addition to busy brood brings blessings and abundant joy

| Julie Pfitzinger | November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Since joining the Thibault family in July, little Stanislav (nicknamed Stas), 3, has made huge strides. He has learned to swallow from a Sippy cup, feed himself, scoot up and down stairs, and he recently started walking — and will probably soon be running — around the family’s Shoreview home.

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Send us your original and personal prayer

Send us your original and personal prayer

| November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Members of The Catholic Spirit staff and board of directors will select a variety of entries to include in The Catholic Spirit Book of Prayer, a new project we’ll be producing just in time to help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of our archdiocesan newspaper during 2011.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 4, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 4, 2010

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

“If you’re looking for hope and change, you’ll find a lot of both in the direction of Rome. It’s the best kind of hope because it offers forever and the best kind of change because it happens in your own life.” — Mary Matalin

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Little Sisters of the Poor honor Archbishop Harry Flynn with award

Little Sisters of the Poor honor Archbishop Harry Flynn with award

| November 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn has always been close to the Little Sisters of the Poor. When he was pastor of St. Ambrose parish in Latham, N.Y., the Little Sisters maintained a home on the property for elderly persons in need. It was the same home his aunt — at the time, the last living member […]

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Minnesotan who is Carmelite monk ordained a priest

Minnesotan who is Carmelite monk ordained a priest

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Carmelite Brother Michael Mary of the Trinity was ordained a priest on Oct. 15 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyo., by Denver Bishop James Conley.

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All Souls Day: Why should we pray for the dead?

All Souls Day: Why should we pray for the dead?

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | November 1, 2010 | 2 Comments

Nov. 2 is All Souls Day, the special day in the liturgical year set aside to pray for the dead.

But why pray for the dead? There is no need to pray for those who have died and gone straight to heaven.

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Time & Talent: 9 Catholics share how they give to their parishes

Time & Talent: 9 Catholics share how they give to their parishes

| October 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jim Eckert is a retired broadcaster. He is also a writer and works for the Minnesota Historical Society as a historic interpreter at Fort Snelling. He is married and has two grown children and five grandchildren.

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Parishioners at some churches designated for mergers file appeals

Parishioners at some churches designated for mergers file appeals

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at churches involved in 10 of the 14 mergers announced earlier this month are appealing the decision affecting them through a formal process provided by Archbishop John Nienstedt, according to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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