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There’s wisdom in not knowing all the answers

There’s wisdom in not knowing all the answers

| Father Michael Schmitz | March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I find myself facing situations where I just don’t know what to do. I feel like I am out of my depth, but I have responsibilities, and people still look to me to have an answer. What am I supposed to do?

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Appointments: March 12, 2015

Appointments: March 12, 2015

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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Catholics encouraged to attend Chrism Mass to support priests

Catholics encouraged to attend Chrism Mass to support priests

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass 7 p.m. March 26 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. During the liturgy, an assembly of priests, young and old, will gather with the archbishop to renew their promises on the threshold of the Easter Triduum.

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Wehmeyer dismissed from clerical state

Wehmeyer dismissed from clerical state

| March 11, 2015

Just after the two-year anniversary of the criminal conviction of Curtis Wehmeyer, former pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish in St. Paul, Wehmeyer received word in prison that Pope Francis had dismissed him from the clerical state.

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Radio’s ‘Reverend Know-It-All’ to keynote Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 21

Radio’s ‘Reverend Know-It-All’ to keynote Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 21

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Men, get ready for Reverend Know-It-All.

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Day on the Hill participants discuss social justice issues with legislators

Day on the Hill participants discuss social justice issues with legislators

| Susan Klemond | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

People of faith can support dignity of all persons in political arena

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Through photos, Hill-Murray connects to memory care patients

Through photos, Hill-Murray connects to memory care patients

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

“He used to be a dishwasher!”

The surprised voice of Mady Rogers, a freshman at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, carried across the banquet room where she was flipping through black-and-white photos with her partner, a senior citizen whose life was unfolding via his snapshots: his job as a dishwasher, his father riding in a new Chevrolet, soldiers sipping whisky at a ceasefire.

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Catholic Sisters Week: Sisters share their favorite saint, part of the calling and ‘nun movie’

Catholic Sisters Week: Sisters share their favorite saint, part of the calling and ‘nun movie’

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

To celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14, The Catholic Spirit reached out to sisters in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Below they share a glimpse of their calling — from the most rewarding part of religious life to their favorite “nun movie.”

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To engage all ways students learn, two schools changing teaching models

To engage all ways students learn, two schools changing teaching models

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | March 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

Student strengths and individual learning are at the core of a new educational initiative two Twin Cities Catholic grade schools plan to launch this fall. Drawing on the success of a school in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., St. Alphonsus Parish School in Brooklyn Park and St. Mark’s Catholic School in St. Paul are aiming to show all students they are smart, “just smart differently,” said Kari Staples, St. Alphonsus’ principal.

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Open Window Theatre production explores faith and reason arguments

Open Window Theatre production explores faith and reason arguments

| Susan Klemond | March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Theater plans to add performance seating, lobby space

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Daily Scriptures: March 1 – March 15, 2015

Daily Scriptures: March 1 – March 15, 2015

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, March 1
Second Sunday of Lent
Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18
Romans 8:31b-34
Mark 9:2-10
Monday, March 2
Daniel 9:4b-10
Luke 6:36-38

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Digital Edition – February 26, 2015

Digital Edition – February 26, 2015

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Brother Paul O’Donnell dies, Immigration, Cathedral Centennial, Cancer battle inspires, World Meeting of Families, Human trafficking, St. John’s Bible, Rose Ensemble

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