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Papal preacher trusts God’s message

Papal preacher trusts God’s message

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Capuchin Franciscan Father Ran­iero Cantalamessa, prea­cher to the papal household since 1980, will be in the Twin Cities Oct. 29-Nov. 3 to speak at the Catholic Charis­matic Renewal na­tion­al conference and to various other groups. (See accompanying schedule.) He responded by e-mail to the following questions from The Catholic Spirit.

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Parishes gear up for Oct. 16-17 planning announcement

Parishes gear up for Oct. 16-17 planning announcement

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Priests and parish leaders from around the archdiocese are preparing for the Oct. 16-17 announcement of the Strategic Plan for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, “Promote and Proclaim a Communion of Faith, Hope and Love.”

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Victory — at last

Victory — at last

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

University of St. Thomas senior running back Ben Wartman celebrates after scoring a touchdown in overtime that eventually gave his team a 27-26 victory over St. John’s Oct. 2 in Collegeville.

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Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché presided at the “Blue Mass,” a Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance to honor police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel, Sept. 11 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The event honors those that serve the community and those that have died in the line of duty.

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Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

| Gina Dolski | September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Shelly Johnston does a reading during the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities Sept. 12 at St. Paul Seminary’s St. Mary’s chapel.

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Meet your 8 new deacons: Next ordination will be 2015

Meet your 8 new deacons: Next ordination will be 2015

| September 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Eight men will be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Print Edition – September 23, 2010

Print Edition – September 23, 2010

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Read the current issue of The Catholic Spirit online.

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2010 ‘Leading With Faith’ Winners

2010 ‘Leading With Faith’ Winners

| September 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

For the ninth consecutive year, The Catholic Spirit is honoring Leading With Faith winners — men and women whose business practices reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and the church.

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Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

| September 23, 2010

“As the chief pastor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, I am writing to let you know of an important development that, if suc­cessful, will pro­foundly im­pact families throughout Min­nesota,” Arch­bishop John Nienstedt wrote in a letter to Cath­olics in the archdiocese. “That is, the or­gan­ized effort to re­define marriage in our state.”

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Father Wilfrid Upson served poor, alcoholics

Father Wilfrid Upson served poor, alcoholics

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Oblate Father Wilfrid Upson, 80, died Sept. 5 at St. John’s Hospital in Maple­wood. Father Upson served in the archdiocese as pastor of St. Mary in downtown St. Paul from 1976 to 1985. In 1998, he became a resident at St. Casimir in St. Paul and a pastoral volunteer at the Union Gospel Mission. He was noted throughout his priesthood for working with alcoholics and the poorest of the poor. For the past two years, he was a resident at the Cerenity Center in St. Paul.

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Two local couples to receive national Catholic education award

Two local couples to receive national Catholic education award

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two couples from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will receive the Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association for their support of Catholic education. The awards will be given Oct. 4 during the 20th annual Seton Awards ceremony at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 23, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 23, 2010

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

“We need to have the courage to place our deepest hopes in God alone, not in money, in a career, in worldly success or in our relationships with others, but in God. Only he can satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts.”

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