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Tim Marx appointed new CEO of Catholic Charities

Tim Marx appointed new CEO of Catholic Charities

| January 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt appointed Tim Marx Jan. 19 as the new CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Marx, a native of Minnesota, will begin his job duties April 4.

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Website helps people discern vocation

Website helps people discern vocation

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nine years ago, Natalie Smith thought something had to be done to reverse the vocations crisis.

Smith, a convert to Catholicism who had worked in marketing, felt like there had to be a way for the church to work more collectively to find potential vocations candidates. She was convinced there should be a database of candidates and also a wide range of resources available for people considering a vocation.

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Personal invitation prevails in reaching out to women

Personal invitation prevails in reaching out to women

| Julie Pfitzinger | January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

For the vocation directors at three local religious communities, the practice of reaching out to women who are discerning the call to religious life has not changed much in recent years.

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St. Bernard’s student takes Catholic values to new school

St. Bernard’s student takes Catholic values to new school

| Maggie Lee | January 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Grace Thompson has found a way to keep St. Bernard High School’s traditions and values alive at her new school, Concordia Academy.

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Pray, march for life at MN Capitol

Pray, march for life at MN Capitol

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The annual Prayer Service for Life provides a moment of quiet reflection before the March for Life to the State Capitol on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1973 to legalize abortion.

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Three Catholic schools to close, 8 under urgent review to remain open

Three Catholic schools to close, 8 under urgent review to remain open

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Three Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis — St. Joseph in Red Wing, St. Mathias in Hampton and San Miguel Middle School in Minneapolis — will close at the end of the current school year because they lack long-term sustainability.

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Register now for Feb. 26 Stewardship Conference

Register now for Feb. 26 Stewardship Conference

| January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Helping parishes build vibrant, engaged communities is the goal of the 2011 Archdiocesan Stewardship Conference Saturday, Feb. 26.

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Couple inspired by Service for Life

Couple inspired by Service for Life

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Kristen and Matthews Grant, both converts to Catholicism and mem­bers of Holy Childhood in St. Paul, have attended almost every Prayer Service for Life at the Cath­e­dral of St. Paul since they moved here in 2003.

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The annual collection to support re­tir­ed religious – Did you miss it?

The annual collection to support re­tir­ed religious – Did you miss it?

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The annual collection to support re­tir­ed religious is taken up each December, and area Cath­o­lics have always been generous. But this year, School Sister of Notre Dame Midge Breiter, who oversees the local Retire­ment Fund for Re­ligious, is concerned that many people missed the call to help because of bad weather.

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UST’s Opus College of Business earns major accreditation

UST’s Opus College of Business earns major accreditation

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Business education at the Univer­sity of St. Thomas took a leap forward by earning accreditation from the Association to Advance Colle­giate Schools of Business in Nov­em­ber.

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First of our 7 sacraments welcomes us into the Body of Christ

First of our 7 sacraments welcomes us into the Body of Christ

| Johan Van Parys | January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The New Testament describes the baptism of several individuals and some households. Other early church documents testify to the development of rites and celebrations surrounding the process of initiation in the early church.

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Web Edition – January 7, 2011

Web Edition – January 7, 2011

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

View the current issue online. Includes 100-year anniversary special section.

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