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Dear Congress: Dare to DREAM (Act)

Dear Congress: Dare to DREAM (Act)

| Mar Muñoz-Visoso | November 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

I didn’t used to be fan of sending messages to Congress. I thought too often it was the work of powerful interests manipulating average Americans to their convenience. Or when there was a cause I considered worth speaking up for, I thought massive post card campaigns or even personal, individualized letters were a waste of time. “What were the chances my letter was going to be read among the hundreds of thousands each congressman or woman receives each year? I’ll speak up at the time of elections,” I thought, and perhaps march in a rally or two if I felt the need to make extra noise about some issue.

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St. Thomas Academy fetes four with Fleming Award

St. Thomas Academy fetes four with Fleming Award

| November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Academy presented Fleming Alumni Veteran Awards to four alumni to recognize their honorable service in the U.S. military and dedication to the academy. The awards were presented during a Veteran’s Day assembly Nov. 11 at the Mendota Heights school, which included an address by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Nash, the adjutant general for Minnesota and head of the Minne­sota National Guard.

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Deep conversations about motivating experiences strike a more civil chord

Deep conversations about motivating experiences strike a more civil chord

| Kathy Tomlin | November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

The first night of the Twin’s baseball playoff found 80 souls gathered at St. John the Baptist Church in New Brighton to explore the issue of civility in civic discourse.

People came from some 20-plus parishes that night, and many ­others would have attended had we not held the event on Wednesday’s “parish education night.”

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Just months shy of 90th birthday, hunter bags first deer

Just months shy of 90th birthday, hunter bags first deer

| November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

One of my finest moments in the great outdoors actually took place indoors.

I had no plans to spend time outside Oct. 7, other than heading to my office. However, during a brief time of prayer before leaving, my thoughts drifted to a scene unfolding in the woods about 100 miles away, near Little Falls.

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Minnesotan who is Carmelite monk ordained a priest

Minnesotan who is Carmelite monk ordained a priest

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Carmelite Brother Michael Mary of the Trinity was ordained a priest on Oct. 15 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne, Wyo., by Denver Bishop James Conley.

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Award to honor couple for educational philanthropy

Award to honor couple for educational philanthropy

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Community Founda­tion will present its 2010 Legacy of Faith Award to Jerry and Delores Slawik during a banquet Oct. 27. The annual award is given to an individual or family in recognition of their leadership and philanthropy in support of the spiritual, educational and social needs of the Catholic community.

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Youth trip planned to national March for Life

Youth trip planned to national March for Life

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

The archdiocesan Office for Marriage, Family and Life is organizing a trip to Washington, D.C., for high school students to participate in the annual March for Life. The trip, which runs from Jan. 21 to 25, will include the march, a day at the Students for Life Conference and a day visiting historical sites.

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Our search for solitude is likely to lead us into a restless peace

Our search for solitude is likely to lead us into a restless peace

| Father Ron Rolheiser | October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

During the last years of his life, Thomas Merton lived in a hermitage in an attempt to find more solitude in his life. But solitude is a very illusive thing, and he found that it was continually escaping him.

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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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Common Hope to get St. John’s Dignitas Humana Award

Common Hope to get St. John’s Dignitas Humana Award

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Common Hope, a St. Paul-based non-profit organization that provides education, health care and housing to children and families in need in Guatemala, will receive the Dignitas Humana Award Sept. 13 from St. John’s University in Collegeville. Common Hope — founded by the Huebsch family — began working with families in Guatemala in 1986, helping them […]

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