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Why I have chosen to be ‘spiritual-plus’

Why I have chosen to be ‘spiritual-plus’

| Father Paul Jarvis - For The Catholic Spirit | September 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

“I don’t need organized religion.”

I hear that now and again. Or, “I’m not religious. I’m spiritual.”

Sometimes the individual will add that he or she doesn’t see the need of going to church: “I can be spiritual all on my own.”

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Venezuela fundraiser to celebrate 4 decades of ministry

Venezuela fundraiser to celebrate 4 decades of ministry

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Come join the celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Venezuelan mission.

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Time to count and celebrate 40-year harvest of Venezuelan Mission

Time to count and celebrate 40-year harvest of Venezuelan Mission

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Harvest time is around the corner. For farmers and gardeners, this is an exciting and satisfying time to enjoy the fruits of that labor. Jesus often compared the kingdom to a field in need of laborers for a great harvest. The church continues and shares Jesus’ mission by taking its place in the mission field […]

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We are bound to Good Shepherd through pain and healing

We are bound to Good Shepherd through pain and healing

| Christina Capecchi | September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

I had relegated shepherds to the unicorn file, somewhere near the hunch-backed blacksmith and the whistling milkman. They were the stuff of Mother Goose lore.

So, it was surprising to discover actual shepherds when I visited the Holy Land.

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A new look for TheCatholicSpirit.com

A new look for TheCatholicSpirit.com

| September 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Notice anything different? You probably do – and hopefully you like the changes we’ve made to www.TheCatholicSpirit.com.

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Anonymous donor offers $25 million matching gift to University of St. Thomas

Anonymous donor offers $25 million matching gift to University of St. Thomas

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

An anonymous donor has offered $25 million to the University of St. Thomas as a matching grant, the largest such gift in the university’s history.

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Common Hope to get St. John’s Dignitas Humana Award

Common Hope to get St. John’s Dignitas Humana Award

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Common Hope, a St. Paul-based non-profit organization that provides education, health care and housing to children and families in need in Guatemala, will receive the Dignitas Humana Award Sept. 13 from St. John’s University in Collegeville. Common Hope — founded by the Huebsch family — began working with families in Guatemala in 1986, helping them […]

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Quotes from this weeks newsmakers – September 9, 2010

Quotes from this weeks newsmakers – September 9, 2010

| September 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

“The spirit of God was working in me and the parish staff members that day. God used us to be the light in the darkness.” — Father Tom Iwanowski, former pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa church near the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J., recounting how the parish provided comfort and care nine years […]

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FOCUS provides a blueprint to a stronger faith for university students

FOCUS provides a blueprint to a stronger faith for university students

| Gina Dolski | September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Conferences sponsored by the Fel­low­ship of Cath­olic University Stu­dents provide young adults with an opportunity to explore the Catholic Church and walk away with a stron­ger involvement in their faith. Young adults will have an opportunity to attend a FOCUS conference Jan. 7-9 in St. Paul. The organization presents conferences nationwide and provides faith programs […]

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Doctors of the church are special class of saints

Doctors of the church are special class of saints

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

The feasts of the four original doctors of the church are celebrated during the second half of the year: St. Augustine on Aug. 28, St. Gregory the Great on Sept. 3, St. Jerome on Sept. 30, and St. Ambrose on Dec. 7. Why the title “doctor”? A doctor is a top-ranking expert in a chosen […]

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‘Strategic planning’  and ‘downsizing’ are different

‘Strategic planning’ and ‘downsizing’ are different

| September 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

The archdiocese’s plan is a strategic plan, not a downsizing plan like some other U.S. dioceses have implemented. The difference is important, said Jim Lundholm-Eades, strategic planning task force member and arch­di­oc­e­san Parish Serv­ices Team’s di­rector. “The number of Cath­olics in the arch­diocese is growing,” said Rita Beatty, planning process communications manager. “The challenge that […]

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Print Edition – September 9, 2010

Print Edition – September 9, 2010

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Read the current issue online.

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