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Pastor sees through eyes of others

Pastor sees through eyes of others

| Father Bob White | June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Talk about great volunteers! We have the best at St. Victoria and I am one of the beneficiaries! – Father Bob White

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Seminary to host prayer for pope, vocations

Seminary to host prayer for pope, vocations

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Catholics of the archdiocese are invited to mark Pope Benedict XVI’s 60th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood with 60 hours of eucharistic adoration, with prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, an increase in vocations and priestly sanctity.

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Nothing but … Good News

Nothing but … Good News

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

At The Catholic Spirit, we love telling “Good News” stories about how people, parishes and schools live out their witness to Gospel values and inspire others to do the same.

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Schools commission collects feedback, prepares recommendations

Schools commission collects feedback, prepares recommendations

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

A group charged by Archbishop John Nienstedt to make recommendations to him to help ensure the strength and ­sustainability of Cath­olic elementary schools in the archdiocese is on schedule to deliver its report by the June 27 deadline.

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State budget solution must not harm poor, vulnerable

State budget solution must not harm poor, vulnerable

| Katie Conlin | June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following is a legislative update provided by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, which advocates on behalf of the state’s bishops for public policies and programs that support the life and dignity of every human person.

Minnesota’s legislative session ended on May 23 without a state budget for fiscal years 2012-2013 that both the Legis­lature and the governor could agree to, which means that a special session will have to be scheduled to create new finance bills.

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Father Antus, OMI, served St. Casimir

Father Antus, OMI, served St. Casimir

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Lawrence Antus, 80, a member of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, died May 24. After his ordination in 1958, he served in the archdiocese at St. Casimir in St. Paul, where a memorial Mass was celebrated June 4. He also served various Midwest parishes and at missions in Den­mark.

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Digital Edition – May 26, 2011

Digital Edition – May 26, 2011

| May 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Meet our new priests – Ordination 2011. Budget, marriage get attention at Legislature. Catholic cemeteries host Memorial Day Masses. Catholic school welcomed into archdiocesan fold.

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News Notes: May 26, 2011

News Notes: May 26, 2011

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

» North Minneapolis tornado shatters church window
» Forty-three years of service
» Teacher of the year
» Holy Angels honors couples
» New leaders
» ‘Extraordinary’ confirmation

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – May 26, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – May 26, 2011

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

“In any transition that seeks to bring new proposals to current problems in order to build a better future, care must be taken that those currently in need not be left to suffer.”
— New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, in a May 18 letter to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a Catholic who chairs the U.S. House Budget committee, reminding him that any budget must keep the needs of the poor as a priority

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St. John’s University to seek new president

St. John’s University to seek new president

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Benedictine Father Bob Koopmann announced in a May 25 letter his intention to leave St. John’s University in Collegeville after completing his three-year appointment at the end of the 2011-2012 academic year.

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Twenty more parishes exceed their Appeal goal

Twenty more parishes exceed their Appeal goal

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Twenty more parishes have gone over their 2011 Catholic Services Appeal goal for the year, bringing the total number of parishes within the archdiocese exceeding their 2011 CSA goal to 45.

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Eleven priests get parish assignments

Eleven priests get parish assignments

| May 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Seven archdiocesan priests and four religious order priests have been given new assignments.

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