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What’s cooking? Parish dinner parties

What’s cooking? Parish dinner parties

| Julie Pfitzinger | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at the Church of St. Joseph in West St. Paul who attend monthly “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” events often find themselves sitting around a dinner table with people they may have seen many times before, but have never met.

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The Genesis problem

The Genesis problem

| Father Robert Barron | February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

How can anyone believe that God made the visible universe in six days, that all the species were created at the same time, that light existed before the sun and moon, etc., etc? How can believers possibly square the naïve cosmology of Genesis with the textured and sophisticated theories of Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Stephen Hawking?

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A March, and More

A March, and More

| Maria Wiering Pedersen For The Catholic Spirit | February 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

274 Catholics from archdiocese attend largest March for Life ever

It took a 26-hour bus ride, a student conference and a national march of more than 400,000 people for Nicholas Vance, 14, to realize the pro-life movement is more alive than he previously thought — much more alive.

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Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Archbishop John Nienstedt says Catholic Schools Week highlights all the good accomplished through Catholic education.
» Family Circles program connects St. Joseph School students with Rosemount community.
» Business executives meet and teach Risen Christ middle-school students about best practices.

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Local Catholic Physicians Guild seeks to be moral guide

Local Catholic Physicians Guild seeks to be moral guide

| February 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Dr. Peter Daly of Lumen Christi in St. Paul wasn’t looking for another professional organization to join. So, what did he do?

He became the president of one.

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Let’s not squander sacred stories given to us

Let’s not squander sacred stories given to us

| Father William Graham | February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

I went to a Catholic school where everyone went to daily Mass. As the priest read the appointed Scriptures in Latin, we did our best to follow the English translation in the “Saint Joseph Daily Missal.”

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Why do Catholic schools matter?

Why do Catholic schools matter?

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Brian Ragatz, principal of Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary School, delivered the following message Jan. 30 at the annual Catholic Schools Week Mass at the Maplewood parish.

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Praying, marching for life

Praying, marching for life

| January 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Duane, Eric, Kathryn, Anne and Emilia Fredrickson of St. Dominic in Northfield sing during a prayer service for life at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Jan. 22, the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade that legalized abortion in America.

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Project Moses promotes 10 Commandments

Project Moses promotes 10 Commandments

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Can you recite the Ten Commandments? All of them?

Like many Catholics, you prob­ably learned the Ten Command­ments in grade school or Sunday school, and a few might have slipped your mind since then. (It’s OK, we won’t tell your Sunday school teacher!)

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Filipinos gather to celebrate feast of Santo Niño

Filipinos gather to celebrate feast of Santo Niño

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ligaya Carlos, president of the Cultural Society of Filipino-Americans of the Twin Cities, dances with the Sinulog Dancers during a Mass to celebrate the feast of Santo Niño at Guardian Angels in Oakdale Jan. 16.

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Making history

Making history

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

For first time, archdiocese to send group of youth to D.C. for March for Life

When 14-year-old Aly May of St. Jude of the Lake in Mahtomedi goes to Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life, she will present a powerful witness for life.

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Three Catholic schools to close, 8 under urgent review to remain open

Three Catholic schools to close, 8 under urgent review to remain open

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Three Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis — St. Joseph in Red Wing, St. Mathias in Hampton and San Miguel Middle School in Minneapolis — will close at the end of the current school year because they lack long-term sustainability.

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