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Digital Edition – January 15, 2015

Digital Edition – January 15, 2015

| January 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

New Maronite Chorbishop, Blessed Sacrament closes, WINE women’s conference, Online discernment, Philomena House, MCC legislative priorities, Amazing Race

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The Way Forward

The Way Forward

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

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Blessed Sacrament parishioners bid farewell to church

Blessed Sacrament parishioners bid farewell to church

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

For five generations, the Fitzgerald family has called the Blessed Sacrament on LaCrosse Avenue in St. Paul its spiritual home. Many returned one last time to say goodbye to the parish building, which closed after a final Mass Jan. 11.

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Living ‘life’ in a throw away culture

Living ‘life’ in a throw away culture

| Shawn Peterson | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Today almost everything is tossed away with little thought and replaced by a new, better “object.” Our attitude is: If something or someone is not perfect or wanted, it has no value and can be discarded.

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An epic love story atop the family tree

An epic love story atop the family tree

| Christina Capecchi | January 15, 2015 | 1 Comment

It had an echo of Nicholas Sparks to it, but it was real life, and the story went viral: An Ohio couple married for 73 years died just 28 hours apart. But the part that wasn’t reported, the part that the Catholic reader might have sniffed out based on the names, the location or the family size, was the Catholic faith that undergirded Helen and Joe’s union.

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Minnesota Catholic Conference provides ongoing education

Minnesota Catholic Conference provides ongoing education

| Joe Towalski for The Catholic Spirit | January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

In addition to the work it does at the State Capitol, the Minnesota Catholic Conference also is involved in educational efforts to help Catholics and others gain a better understanding of important issues with public policy ramifications.

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Building bridges

Building bridges

| Joe Towalski for The Catholic Spirit | January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Catholic Conference expects Church-supported bills to draw support from both sides of the aisle

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Confirmation challenge: Building teens’ lifelong faith foundation

Confirmation challenge: Building teens’ lifelong faith foundation

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A year ago high school sophomore Brianna Woitalla attended confirmation classes at her parish, St. Michael in St. Michael, only because her parents required it.

This year she looks at it differently.

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News notes – January 15, 2015

News notes – January 15, 2015

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pray with U.S. bishops to end abortion Jan. 17-25
Event promotes healing from sexual abuse of children

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Crashed Ice coming

Crashed Ice coming

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Course construction is under way at the Cathedral of St. Paul for the upcoming Red Bull Crashed Ice event, which will take place Jan. 22-24.

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Sin isn’t a necessary evil; aim to know goodness well

Sin isn’t a necessary evil; aim to know goodness well

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Do you believe that sins are the measurement of your passes to heaven? I don’t think so. Sins are necessary to life. How would you know that good is good if you do not experience sin? It gives balance to life.

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From intern to editor: Wiering returns to The Catholic Spirit

From intern to editor: Wiering returns to The Catholic Spirit

| January 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

Maria Wiering, a former intern and reporter with The Catholic Spirit, took the reins Jan. 5 as the editor of the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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