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Parish Strategic Planning Task Force begins work

Parish Strategic Planning Task Force begins work

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

A group of local Catholic leaders has begun meeting about the next phase of parish strategic planning within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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News Notes – November 6, 2014

News Notes – November 6, 2014

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Pope names Superior, Wis., Bishop Peter Christensen bishop of Boise City, Idaho, accepts resignation of Bishop Michael Driscoll
– Cathedral of St. Paul seeks wedding photos for exhibit

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In Pictures

In Pictures

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A HALLOWEEN TREAT
PAPAL POSTAGE

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Files released for 24 men accused of clergy sexual abuse

Files released for 24 men accused of clergy sexual abuse

| November 5, 2014

Documents from the priest files of 24 men given to the court by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis earlier this year were released today by Jeff Anderson and Associates. This release is in the interest of public disclosure and transparency.

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Local mother shares expertise  at first Catholic home-schooling conference in Mexico

Local mother shares expertise at first Catholic home-schooling conference in Mexico

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

A bi-lingual, home-schooling mom from Minnesota shared her knowledge and experience at the first International Catholic Home School Conference in Mexico City in mid-October.

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Campus parish unites students and longtime parishioners

Campus parish unites students and longtime parishioners

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Laura Knippling experienced culture shock when she left her family’s South Dakota ranch to attend the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis more than two years ago. She found the best treatment for that culture shock near campus at St. Lawrence Catholic Church and Newman Center.

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Priests, religious are key in helping bring souls ‘home to God’

Priests, religious are key in helping bring souls ‘home to God’

| Father Troy Przybilla for The Catholic Spirit | November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week, the Catholic Church in the United States encourages us to turn our gaze toward religious vocations as we commemorate National Vocations Awareness Week.

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Having faith when our prayers seemingly go unanswered

Having faith when our prayers seemingly go unanswered

| Alyssa Bormes | November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

When our prayers are seemingly unanswered, our hearts can break. The wound can shake our faith. However, age has given us wisdom. We know that these moments require an act of the will. “In spite of this seeming setback, I believe.” It might be challenging, but this is all a part of spiritual maturity.

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Educational options don’t always equal choices; it’s time for both

Educational options don’t always equal choices; it’s time for both

| Shawn Peterson | November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Of all the important and interesting policy areas I work on, none is more personal than education.

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Art among us, art within us: honoring the ‘divine spark’

Art among us, art within us: honoring the ‘divine spark’

| Christina Capecchi | November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Looking back, the son that was born to Leoold and Anna Maria Mozart on a Tuesday evening in late January seemed to arrive with fully formed symphonies bound up in his tiny body, waiting for ink and instrument. At age 3, the toddler nicknamed Wolfgangerl was identifying thirds on the clavier, and by 5, he was composing music.

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Our heavenly family after Vatican II

Our heavenly family after Vatican II

| Colleen Carroll Campbell | November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our Church’s focus on heaven and its citizens takes on special significance this November. Fifty years ago this month, Pope Paul VI promulgated one of the landmark documents of the Second Vatican Council, the “Dogmatic Constitution on the Church.” Known as “Lumen Gentium” (“Light of the Nations”), it famously proclaimed the “universal call to holiness” — the idea that sainthood is God’s will for each of us, not just for priests and nuns or some elite caste of professional Catholics.

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Despair errs because of one thought: Life is worth living

Despair errs because of one thought: Life is worth living

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Is assisted suicide OK? Why should people needlessly suffer?

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