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Speaker: Responsible parenthood begins before baby

Speaker: Responsible parenthood begins before baby

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Moral theology professor says Church’s teachings on sexuality promote meaningful, joyful life

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UST faculty recall colleague’s spirit in living with ALS

UST faculty recall colleague’s spirit in living with ALS

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former University of St. Thomas dean Bruce Kramer publicly shared part of his experience living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) through a series broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio and now a book he co-authored with MPR’s Cathy Wurzer. After living with the disease for almost four and a half years, Kramer died March 23 at age 59.

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C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Great Divorce’ at Pantages

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Great Divorce’ at Pantages

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ book “The Great Divorce” will be performed at Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis April 24-25. Show times are 8 p.m. April 24 and 4 p.m. April 25. Tickets range from $33 to $93.

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Seminarian play comically shows ‘dark side’ of parish life

Seminarian play comically shows ‘dark side’ of parish life

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Parish disagreements aren’t usually dangerous. But when an unconventional liturgist challenges the status quo, even murder is possible — at least in a play seminarians at the St. Paul Seminary are producing this month.

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Paschal candle makers shine light on ancient craft

Paschal candle makers shine light on ancient craft

| Carol Zimmermann | March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

As an 8-year-old Martin Marklin was impressed by the candle’s intricate wax design. But years later he was surprised to see that the traditional paschal candle at his parish had been replaced by one far less artistic: one adorned with a mere decal. He learned that the woman who had been making them had died and no one else in the parish knew the craft.

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A.D.: The Bible Continues

A.D.: The Bible Continues

| Christopher Heffron | March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The opportunity to watch a biblical interpretation on the big or small screen can be a mixed blessing.

It’s certainly something of a novelty, given the current television culture, to see the story of Jesus’ earthly life — or its aftermath — unfold in a mass-media format. Yet audiences are at the mercy of the directors’ vision of the New Testament — and of its leading personalities.

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Not just pretty pictures: Church art is catechetical storybook of faith

Not just pretty pictures: Church art is catechetical storybook of faith

| Carol Glatz | March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Our job is to keep the Holy Stairs a holy place,” he whispered as he pointed to what he saw as a sign of success: two tourists quietly and respectfully walking through a chapel while a dozen faithful were seated or standing in prayer.

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A good beer: Finnegans celebrates 15 years of feeding the hungry

A good beer: Finnegans celebrates 15 years of feeding the hungry

| March 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

In the purchase and subsequent consumption of what’s playfully dubbed “Irish Holy Water,” fans of Finnegans beer are feeding the hungry in Minnesota, which has included clients of Catholic Charities in the past.

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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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Modern influence, relevance shown in St. John’s Bible

Modern influence, relevance shown in St. John’s Bible

| By Susan Klemond | February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Concordia University hosts exhibition of St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition

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A sweet treat before a season of sacrifice: Kramarczuk’s to pop out paczki

A sweet treat before a season of sacrifice: Kramarczuk’s to pop out paczki

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 60-year-old bakery and deli on Hennepin Avenue will open at 7 a.m. Feb. 17 — an hour early that day — so folks can pick up their orders for the doughy, filled pastries that are a once-a-year item.

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St. Odilia musical showcases cast, community and, this year, a camel

St. Odilia musical showcases cast, community and, this year, a camel

| Josie Bungert for The Catholic Spirit | February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Come for the camel, stay for the show” is the catchphrase frequently tossed around among the cast of “Two From Galilee,” the musical production St. Odilia Church in Shoreview will put on Feb. 13-15.

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