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Priest offers parents practical ways to teach virtues

Priest offers parents practical ways to teach virtues

| By Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | November 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

In teaching their children about faith and virtue, it helps when parents offer a few examples, according to Father Francis J. “Rocky” Hoffman, executive director of Relevant Radio.

“When Mom and Dad love each other, kids know that they love each other,” he said. “When Mom and Dad love their kids, kids know that they love them. When Mom and Dad love their faith, then the kids love their faith. It’s that simple.”

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Deep conversations about motivating experiences strike a more civil chord

Deep conversations about motivating experiences strike a more civil chord

| Kathy Tomlin | November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

The first night of the Twin’s baseball playoff found 80 souls gathered at St. John the Baptist Church in New Brighton to explore the issue of civility in civic discourse.

People came from some 20-plus parishes that night, and many ­others would have attended had we not held the event on Wednesday’s “parish education night.”

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Reverse mortgage might enhance your quality of life

Reverse mortgage might enhance your quality of life

| Julie Pfitzinger - For The Catholic Spirit | November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

The saying “home is where the heart is” applies to people of all ages, but perhaps especially to seniors, many of whom have lived in their homes for decades.

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What if you could help us win $1000 just by giving 10 bucks?

What if you could help us win $1000 just by giving 10 bucks?

| November 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

On November 16, Give to the Max Day, you can!

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Father David McCauley named interim director of Minnesota Catholic Conference

Father David McCauley named interim director of Minnesota Catholic Conference

| November 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, announced the appointment of Father David McCauley, as interim director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, effective Nov. 9, 2010.

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Facing Terminal Illnesses Realistically

Facing Terminal Illnesses Realistically

| November 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

In modern times, dying is more and more often portrayed as a cold, clinical reality to be kept at arm’s length, relegated to the closed doors of a hospital, almost hermetically sealed from the rest of our lives. When it comes to the event itself, we diligently work to avoid confronting it, addressing it, or acknowledging it.

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EWTN program spotlights church response to Christian persecution in Pakistan

EWTN program spotlights church response to Christian persecution in Pakistan

| By Michelle Laque Johnson? | November 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

“We know that Iraqi Christians are having serious problems, but until four or five years ago, only EWTN and I were speaking about Iraqi Christians.” ?

So says courageous Italian filmmaker Elisabetta Valgiusti, who traveled to Iraq at great personal risk to film two series on Christian persecution in Iraq for EWTN. Now, in her brand new film, “Pakistan’s Christians,” Valgiusti turns her attention to the small and embattled Christian community in Pakistan.

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Wayzata parish to celebrate gift of The Saint John’s Bible

Wayzata parish to celebrate gift of The Saint John’s Bible

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

St. Bartholomew in Wayzata will welcome the gift of The Saint John’s Bible, Heritage Edition with an ecumenical service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 630 E. Wayzata Blvd.

As the first parish in the country to receive a Heritage Edition, St. Bar­tho­lomew will celebrate and share it with the larger community during “Illu­mi­na­ted by God’s Word: An Ecu­men­i­cal Service Celebrating The Saint John’s Bible.”

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Christians cite reasons to thank God for Fridays

Christians cite reasons to thank God for Fridays

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | November 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

TGIF: Work release! Most folks like Fridays. Workers eagerly look forward to them. The cheery thought of Friday gives people a lift, so much so that there is a well-known slogan, “Thank God it’s Friday.” A restaurant chain even named itself TGI Fridays. Friday represents the end of the work week and the beginning of the weekend, both reasons to celebrate.

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Web Edition – November 4, 2010

Web Edition – November 4, 2010

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Web Edition of the November 4, 2010 issue of The Catholic Spirit

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You’ve read our pages, now come to our party

You’ve read our pages, now come to our party

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s The Great Catholic Get-Together of 2010 – and you’re invited!

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of your Catholic newspaper, get a peek at what’s on the horizon for The Catholic Spirit, and give yourself a fresh start in a new year and a new day in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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More parishes exceed Appeal goal

More parishes exceed Appeal goal

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Eleven more parishes in the Arch­diocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have now exceeded their 2010 Catholic Services Appeal goal. A total of 91 parishes have now reached their Appeal goal.

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