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Stewardship – Gratitude glued to action

Stewardship – Gratitude glued to action

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the understanding of stewardship as “gratitude glued to action,” we want to share with you a few stories of faithful Catholics from across our archdiocese who are inspiring examples of living stewardship as a way of life every day in their service to God, church, and their brothers and sisters.

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Was Jesus’ ministry religious? Not according to federal agency

Was Jesus’ ministry religious? Not according to federal agency

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many church-sponsored services wouldn’t qualify for exemption under the HHS mandate that health insurance plans cover artificial birth control

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Writing the final ‘Amen’

Writing the final ‘Amen’

| Nikki Rajala For The Catholic Spirit | September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s done. The work of creating pages for the Saint John’s Bible is now complete.

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St. Paul Seminary numbers hit 30-year high

St. Paul Seminary numbers hit 30-year high

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

The springtime of evangelization that Pope John Paul II described is blossoming at the St. Paul Sem­­inary School of Divinity. Numbers are high as eager seminarians and lay students alike began classes last week.

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Human Stockpiling

Human Stockpiling

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D | September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent news report chronicled a Chinese woman named Huang Yijun. Sixty years ago, her unborn child died, but the pregnancy was never expelled from her body. Instead, her baby’s body slowly began to calcify inside her, becoming a crystallized, stone-like mass. Such stone babies (known as lithopedions) are extremely rare.

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Epiphany Diner serves its last supper

Epiphany Diner serves its last supper

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

With the close of this year’s Minnesota State Fair comes the permanent closing of the Epiphany Diner, run by Epiphany parish in Coon Rapids, MN for the past 46 years. (Video story by Dianne Towalski)

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Remembering 9-11

Remembering 9-11

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments


• 9/11 hero inspires many good education programs
• Volunteer at Ground Zero wanted to help people
• N.Y. trip brought two priests close to terrorist attacks
• Readers reflect on 9/11
• 9/11 memorial events

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Letter from Kenya: ‘We slept like that’

Letter from Kenya: ‘We slept like that’

| Peter Kimeu | September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

I can’t count the number of days when “I slept like that,” or describe the feeling of going to sleep hungry knowing I’d wake up and there would still be no food for breakfast.

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Annual lunch to honor those who work to support life issues set for Oct. 6

Annual lunch to honor those who work to support life issues set for Oct. 6

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

The fourth annual Champions for Life awards will be presented by Archbishop John Nienstedt Oct. 6, during a lunch at St. Peter Catholic Church in Mendota.

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Big welcome for new educators

Big welcome for new educators

| August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Catholic Schools Office holds orientation for new teachers, principals and presidents

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Gold stars, blue ribbons and Facebook likes

Gold stars, blue ribbons and Facebook likes

| Christina Capecchi | August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don’t fall into the trap of scorekeeping when it comes to love

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Fallen Navy SEAL honored for life and service

Fallen Navy SEAL honored for life and service

| By Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Remembered as brave, selfless, disciplined and determined, Navy SEAL Nick Spehar of Chisago City was laid to rest Friday following a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul honoring the life of the 24-year-old soldier.

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