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Letters to the editor – August 12, 2010

Letters to the editor – August 12, 2010

| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

As an adoptive mother, I was pleased to read about the Day of Honor and Recognition for Birth mothers in The Catholic Spirit [July 1]. Although my daughter and I always keep a day to honor her birth mother, it is important for birth mothers to know that we are forever grateful for their sacrifices.

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Who do YOU know that Leads with Faith?

Who do YOU know that Leads with Faith?

| August 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Economic Justice for All We cannot separate what we believe from how we act in the marketplace and the broader community, for this is where we make our primary contribution to the pursuit of economic justice. – Pastoral Letter on Catholic Social Teaching and the U.S. Economy U.S. Catholic Bishops, 1986 Each year, The Catholic […]

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Archdiocese finishes gathering information, date for plan's announcement set

Archdiocese finishes gathering information, date for plan's announcement set

| July 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

The information and opinion gathering phase of the strategic planning process has been completed, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced today. This 15-month process intended to ensure the archdiocese’s continued vitality for the future amid changing demographic and economic realities. The 13-member strategic planning task force appointed by Archbishop John Nienstedt in February […]

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Longtime University of St. Thomas professor named auxiliary bishop

Longtime University of St. Thomas professor named auxiliary bishop

| CNS contributed to this story | July 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Father Arthur Kennedy, current rector of St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., and a longtime professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, was named an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, along with Father Peter J. Uglietto, rector of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass.

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Christian community must be important priority in planning process

Christian community must be important priority in planning process

| Frank Schweigert | February 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

The article in the latest Catholic Spirit, “Mass Matters” (Jan. 14), signals a major shift in Catholic pastoral theology: There is no mention of the centrality of Christian community. Christian community is not included in the seven planning principles, nor is it mentioned in the article. A theological shift of this magnitude should be announced […]

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Q & A with Superintendent of schools

Q & A with Superintendent of schools

| December 8, 2009 | 0 Comments
Superintendent of schools Marty Frauenheim has more than 30 years of teaching, principal and superintendent experience in four states. She’s in her second year at the archdiocesan Catholic Schools Office.

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Catholicism in the classroom

Catholicism in the classroom

| December 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Melissa Livermore, a math teacher at Holy Family in Victoria, integrates Catholic social teaching on a daily basis through word problems and activities. “The projects I have developed take real data from a social issue and culminate the skills used throughout the quarter,” she said.

In Livermore’s first project at Holy Family, geometry students created graphs on U.S. and world hunger. The graphs were hung around the school during a food drive. Recently, her calculus students addressed the spread of malaria around the world.

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One student’s perspective

One student’s perspective

| December 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Though the family is not Catholic, sending the children to Catholic school is a priority. Mai Te and her siblings all currently attend Catholic schools. She went to Risen Christ School in Minneapolis from first through eighth grade, as all of her siblings either have done or are doing.

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One parent’s perspective

One parent’s perspective

| December 6, 2009 | 0 Comments
Bethune Williams’ daughter, Nina Putmon, 10, is in fifth grade at Risen Christ Catholic School in Minneapolis. Williams, who is Baptist, explains why she chose to send her daughter to a Catholic school:

I chose to send her to Risen Christ because I heard good things about the school and the teachers.

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Alums chat up Catholic education

Alums chat up Catholic education

| December 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

A plastic surgeon, Frank Pilney, 74, founded a surgical program in 1981 to treat Peruvian children requiring reconstructive surgery.

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Key parish facts to know about the Parish Planning Process

Key parish facts to know about the Parish Planning Process

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

St. Richard in Richfield hosted the first of eight regional parishioner meetings for the Archdiocesan Parish Planning Process. The two-hour presentation included facts and their supporting statistics about the archdiocese and its future that frame the planning process, including: • The Catholic population in the archdiocese is growing. The total number of Catholics registered at […]

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Parishioners express desire for solidarity in meetings

Parishioners express desire for solidarity in meetings

| Maria Wiering and Julie Carroll | September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Solidarity between English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Catholics. Parishes capable of fostering community. Programs aimed at keeping young people in the church. These were just a few of the hopes expressed during a gathering at St. Richard in Richfield Sept. 12. About 400 English-speaking and Spanish-speaking Catholics from parishes around the archdiocese attended the gathering to provide […]

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