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Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

| Gina Dolski | September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Shelly Johnston does a reading during the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities Sept. 12 at St. Paul Seminary’s St. Mary’s chapel.

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Meet your 8 new deacons: Next ordination will be 2015

Meet your 8 new deacons: Next ordination will be 2015

| September 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Eight men will be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Print Edition – September 23, 2010

Print Edition – September 23, 2010

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Read the current issue of The Catholic Spirit online.

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2010 ‘Leading With Faith’ Winners

2010 ‘Leading With Faith’ Winners

| September 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

For the ninth consecutive year, The Catholic Spirit is honoring Leading With Faith winners — men and women whose business practices reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and the church.

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Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

| September 23, 2010

“As the chief pastor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, I am writing to let you know of an important development that, if suc­cessful, will pro­foundly im­pact families throughout Min­nesota,” Arch­bishop John Nienstedt wrote in a letter to Cath­olics in the archdiocese. “That is, the or­gan­ized effort to re­define marriage in our state.”

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Father Wilfrid Upson served poor, alcoholics

Father Wilfrid Upson served poor, alcoholics

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Oblate Father Wilfrid Upson, 80, died Sept. 5 at St. John’s Hospital in Maple­wood. Father Upson served in the archdiocese as pastor of St. Mary in downtown St. Paul from 1976 to 1985. In 1998, he became a resident at St. Casimir in St. Paul and a pastoral volunteer at the Union Gospel Mission. He was noted throughout his priesthood for working with alcoholics and the poorest of the poor. For the past two years, he was a resident at the Cerenity Center in St. Paul.

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Two local couples to receive national Catholic education award

Two local couples to receive national Catholic education award

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two couples from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will receive the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association for their support of Catholic education. The awards will be given Oct. 4 during the 20th annual Seton Awards ceremony at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 23, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 23, 2010

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

“We need to have the courage to place our deepest hopes in God alone, not in money, in a career, in worldly success or in our relationships with others, but in God. Only he can satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts.”

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Is your money safe? Five easy ways to make sure

Is your money safe? Five easy ways to make sure

| Allison Kerfeld Wells - For The Catholic Spirit | September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

“You can’t cheat an honest man,” says W.C. Fields in the 1939 film of the same title. Jeff Robinson, owner and founder of Family Financial Services, believes this phrase provides key insight into everyday financial situations.

Con artists, just like W.C. Fields’ character, are looking to take advantage of anyone they can — especially those nearing retirement, said Robinson.

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New website offers more than just a sharper look

New website offers more than just a sharper look

| September 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

If you’ve visited TheCatholicSpirit.com since Sept. 10, you’ve likely noticed it received a makeover.

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She loves to make them smile

She loves to make them smile

| Susan Klemond - For The Catholic Spirit | September 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

Of all the kids she encounters at Burnsville High School, Patti Durham has gotten to know some special ones.

During the past five years, she’s spent her study hall time at school working with severely handicapped peers, who, she said, have shown her more about what it means to be pro-life.

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What kind of Minnesota do you want?

What kind of Minnesota do you want?

| Kathy Tomlin | September 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Creating the space for civil discourse is a contribution the church could and should make as we debate the important issues before us. The church, as a sanctuary of peace, could be the place that gives us the solace and calm to listen attentively to other members of the community as we discern the kind […]

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