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Gary Sinise describes faith journey, commitment to serving nation’s veterans

Gary Sinise describes faith journey, commitment to serving nation’s veterans

| Tom Tracy | August 7, 2014 | 6 Comments

Some 2,000 Knights of Columbus, their families and church leaders were delighted by a surprise encounter with actor Gary Sinise during the fraternal organization’s Aug. 5-7 convention in Orlando.

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Woman’s inspiration plays out on stage at local festival

Woman’s inspiration plays out on stage at local festival

| Josie Bungert for The Catholic Spirit | July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

After an eye-opening conversion to Catholicism last spring, theater historian K.D. Howells is putting her newfound faith into practice in a musical she wrote and directed.

“It Only Takes One” combines her commitment to prayer and theater, and will be featured at the Minnesota Fringe Festival Aug. 1-9.

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Pro soccer player brings his faith to the field

Pro soccer player brings his faith to the field

| July 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Christian Ramirez brings the Apostle Paul to the soccer field.

During games, the Minnesota United FC forward wears a prayer bracelet bearing words from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians, along with his parents’ last names.

“I have Philippians written on my wrists,” he said. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

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New book serves as manual for praise and thanksgiving

New book serves as manual for praise and thanksgiving

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

When faced with a problem, it’s natural to want to find the easiest, fastest solution. But even in today’s quick culture, instead of turning to Google, people should turn to the Bible.

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Update: Episode of local seminarians competing on national Bible game show airs May 22

Update: Episode of local seminarians competing on national Bible game show airs May 22

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Three men from the St. Paul Seminary will showcase their knowledge of Scripture during the upcoming season of “The American Bible Challenge” on Game Show Network.

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God provides in Open Window’s ‘Lilies of the Field’

God provides in Open Window’s ‘Lilies of the Field’

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Open Window Theatre will close out its third season with “Lilies of the Field,” the story of a traveling handyman in the mid-1950s who becomes the answer to the prayers of a group of nuns who want to build a chapel in the desert.

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In new book, local scientist seeks to demonstrate integration of faith and science

In new book, local scientist seeks to demonstrate integration of faith and science

| Susan Klemond | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The great pace of scientific discovery in recent decades gives us more reason to find wonder and inspiration in God’s creation than in past centuries. Yet, we risk disconnecting from faith and life if we focus only on technological advances without also embracing our humanity, according to Chris Edge, author of the new book, “Cosmology and the Cross.”

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Seminarians show acting talent in ‘Murder and Mariolatry’

Seminarians show acting talent in ‘Murder and Mariolatry’

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a Catholic and an atheist duel over religion in a new play produced by seminarians at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity later this month, there may be murder and Mariolatry (excessive veneration of the Virgin Mary) on a University of St. Thomas stage. There also will be humor, according to the cast.

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Book can help parishioners become disciples of Christ

Book can help parishioners become disciples of Christ

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

Author of ‘Forming Intentional Disciples’ to speak at Cathedral of St. Paul April 5

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Young nun wows judges on Italy’s ‘The Voice’

Young nun wows judges on Italy’s ‘The Voice’

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sr. Cristina Scuccia is a 25 year old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family who has appeared on “The Voice of Italy,” a reality show akin to “American Idol” or “Britain’s Got Talent.”

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Curatio conference integrates faith and health care

Curatio conference integrates faith and health care

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dianne Johnson, a registered nurse in Minneapolis, almost quit her job 10 years ago. After 30 years in health care, she was frustrated, burnt out and felt empty, like she had nothing more to give.

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Musical travels storied path from Italy to Bloomington

Musical travels storied path from Italy to Bloomington

| Jennifer Janikula | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Francesco, the Musical” is based on the life of St. Francis of Assisi and shares lessons about gratitude, humility and finding joy, even in struggle.

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