The Catholic Spirit

rss feed

The Catholic Spirit's Latest Posts

Back to school and starting over

Back to school and starting over

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

While it’s hard to say goodbye to my family’s more relaxed summertime state of being, I love the implicit promise of the new school year. It’s a reminder that there are always fresh beginnings in life, that we don’t have to stay fixed in one place.

Continue Reading

Women feel same ache as salvation’s matriarchs

Women feel same ache as salvation’s matriarchs

| Denise Bossert | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

I had a glimpse into the matriarchs of salvation’s history that I had never had. They had no reason to believe they would ever hear their own child’s first cry — except a faint hope that remained in the deepest, most hidden part of their hearts.

Continue Reading

Students to receive individualized instruction with new learning model

Students to receive individualized instruction with new learning model

| Bridget Ryder for the Catholic Spirit | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three Catholic elementary schools are adding educational innovation to the classroom this fall.

Continue Reading

Young women, men gather for a closer look at vocations

Young women, men gather for a closer look at vocations

| Bridget Ryder | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ first retreat for young women drew 65 girls ages 12 to 17 for a day of eucharistic adoration, Mass, confession, small-group discussions and camaraderie Aug. 16 at the St. Paul Seminary.

Continue Reading

Rediscover: prayer teachers

Rediscover: prayer teachers

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Praying fully, even when we’re lost in the clouds
– Register now for the 2014 Rediscover Catholic Celebration
– Download the Rediscover: app
– Tune in to The Rediscover: Hour

Continue Reading

Back to school tips

Back to school tips

| Convent of the Visitation School | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Each fall, Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights welcomes students from pre-K through 12th grade, so its teachers understand how to help children of every age. That’s why we’ve asked four Visitation leaders for age-appropriate tips that can help you and your family get back to school smoothly and successfully.

Continue Reading

Back to school: A missionary perspective

Back to school: A missionary perspective

| Katie Burke for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just like students, campus missionaries are packing their bags in anticipation of another school year.

Continue Reading

Kickstarting local Catholic musicians

Kickstarting local Catholic musicians

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Like other artists hoping to broaden their reach, St. Paul man uses crowd-funding website for debut album

Continue Reading

What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

What did Jesus look like, and does it matter?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Q. This might be a silly question, but do we know what Jesus looked like? Does it matter?

Continue Reading

Clergy sex abuse victim finds healing in Christ

Clergy sex abuse victim finds healing in Christ

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growing up in the small southwestern North Dakota town of Elgin in the 1960s, Fred Schilling understood that adults expected children to be quiet, and that priests were often placed in an exalted position.

Continue Reading

St. Gerard Majella’s Father Edward Sabo dies; Franciscan remembered as a happy priest

St. Gerard Majella’s Father Edward Sabo dies; Franciscan remembered as a happy priest

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Edward Sabo, 72, associate pastor of St. Gerard Majella in Brooklyn Park, died Aug. 22, less than two weeks before he had planned to retire.

Continue Reading

News Notes – August 28, 2014

News Notes – August 28, 2014

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Twins host appreciation days for altar servers; deadline to register is Sept. 2
Registration open for Early Catholic Family Life program; event to be held Sept. 13

Continue Reading