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A ticket to hell: Dante’s ‘Inferno’ inspires Fringe show

A ticket to hell: Dante’s ‘Inferno’ inspires Fringe show

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

A famous medieval poem is getting a contemporary twist at this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis’ annual smorgasbord of theater, performance art and storytelling. “Tales from Café Inferno” re-imagines the first — and best known — third of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem the “Divine Comedy.” In Fringe’s version, Hell isn’t a series of nine descending circles of suffering; it’s a coffee shop.

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Life filled with pain becomes book filled with hope

Life filled with pain becomes book filled with hope

| July 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

A priest Caryn Sullivan met in 2010 changed her life. She met him not long after her husband of 20 years, Ted, died in December 2009.

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New director says university’s Catholic Studies aims high in pursuit of faith and reason

New director says university’s Catholic Studies aims high in pursuit of faith and reason

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul tapped a man well versed in cultivating Catholic identity to direct its Center for Catholic Studies.

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Monks record sacred music that is ‘part of air we breathe,’ says one

Monks record sacred music that is ‘part of air we breathe,’ says one

| Abbey Jaroma | June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Once again the hills are filled with the sound of music, only this time the music soars from Benedictine monks rather than the Von Trapp Family.

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Maiden mother, meek and mild

Maiden mother, meek and mild

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Raphael’s ‘Madonna of the Pinks’ an MIA birthday surprise

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C.S. Lewis’ ‘Narnia’ comes to life in local ballet

C.S. Lewis’ ‘Narnia’ comes to life in local ballet

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

A local ballet company is bringing C.S. Lewis’ beloved children’s story “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” to life in an original production.

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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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