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Symbols of Holy Week

Symbols of Holy Week

| Johan van Parys | March 28, 2012 | 5 Comments

Symbols of Holy Week

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Don’t miss chance to be refreshed, renewed in faith

Don’t miss chance to be refreshed, renewed in faith

| Johan van Parys | March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Holy Week liturgies are most elaborate and most meaningful of entire year

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El Salvador benefiting from clean water projects

El Salvador benefiting from clean water projects

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

For 37 years, Operation Rice Bowl has called Catholics to pray with their families and faith communities, fast in solidarity with those who hunger, learn about the worldwide challenges of poverty, and give sacrificial contributions to those in need.

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Shining a spiritual spotlight on abstinence on Lenten Fridays

Shining a spiritual spotlight on abstinence on Lenten Fridays

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lent raises the spotlight on Fridays. It is a day of abstinence from meat for all those age 14 and older.

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Operation Rice Bowl – Zambia

Operation Rice Bowl – Zambia

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Since 1975, Operation Rice Bowl, the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, has helped to improve people’s ability to access food in communities around the world and in the United States.

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Operation Rice Bowl – Vietnam

Operation Rice Bowl – Vietnam

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

For more than 35 years, Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl has offered Catholics in our country a way to connect with their brothers and sisters in need around the world through the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and acts of charity.

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Getting ready for LENT

Getting ready for LENT

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Give something up AND practice good works

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Christmas Poster Contest

Christmas Poster Contest

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked youths in grades one to 12 to create Christmas posters by completing the phrase, “I will keep the Christmas spirit alive all year by . . .” and then drawing a picture.

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Cr`eches by the hundreds

Cr`eches by the hundreds

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Richfield priest’s extensive Nativity collection offers creative way to teach Christmas message

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Readers share their greatest Christmas blessings

Readers share their greatest Christmas blessings

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit invited readers to tell us about their greatest Christmas blessing.

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Inside view of Bethlehem from university vice president

Inside view of Bethlehem from university vice president

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Christian Brother Robert Smith was born in St. Paul and attended Holy Spirit grade school and Cretin High School in St. Paul and St. Mary’s University in Winona, where he taught for many years and served with St. Mary’s Press. He served four years in Kenya before moving five years ago to Bethlehem University in the West Bank, where he is vice president for academic affairs. He responded by email to the following questions from The Catholic Spirit.

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Making room for Jesus this Christmas

Making room for Jesus this Christmas

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Our minds are overcrowded with news and information . . . our schedules are overcrowded with things
to do.

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