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Parents . . . start your engines

Parents . . . start your engines

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Elko Speedway, drivers race against each other in a Driving for Excellence fundraiser for Holy Cross School in Webster.

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Sayonara, summer

Sayonara, summer

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

As summer will soon come to an end, The Catholic Spirit wanted to highlight just a few of the ways priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis celebrated the season with the local faithful.

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DeLaSalle alum has a price on her head

DeLaSalle alum has a price on her head

| Josie Bungert for The Catholic Spirit | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maddie Hodapp has always wanted to help people. Fresh out of college, she is doing just that — in both a recent fundraiser she hosted and her upcoming post-graduate plans.

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From ‘Homer to Home’

From ‘Homer to Home’

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deacon Mick Humbert of Guardian Angels in Oakdale is offering his bicycle and endurance for the 3,900 miles between Homer, Alaska, and his home in Oakdale to help guests at Hope for the Journey Home, the parish’s temporary shelter for homeless families.

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Archbishop: We are all called to holiness

Archbishop: We are all called to holiness

Archbishop John Nienstedt concelebrated the canonization Mass April 27 for St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII with Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and some 150 cardinals and 700 bishops from around the world. The Catholic Spirit interviewed the archbishop by phone the next day from Rome.

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‘Fly a Little Higher’

‘Fly a Little Higher’

| April 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mom writes about son Zach’s illness and death

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Lent and the path of most resistance

Lent and the path of most resistance

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | March 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Nearly every year, I feel as though I’m not doing enough to celebrate Lent. Other people seem to have profoundly meaningful Lenten experiences, while I usually arrive at Easter thinking, “I didn’t do much with those 40 days, did I?”

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What I learned in the Philippines

What I learned in the Philippines

| Archbishop Joseph Kurtz | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Catholics in the United States should know that their generosity enables essential work of the Gospel, serving those in need without any thought of repayment.”

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Boy’s heroism spurs Wisconsin players’ trip to New York for his funeral

Boy’s heroism spurs Wisconsin players’ trip to New York for his funeral

| Benjamin Wideman | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the first 20 minutes of their 12-and-a-half-hour bus ride from upstate New York back to Manitowoc, Wisc. head coach Phil Budervic and five members of the Silver Lake College of the Holy Family men’s basketball team sat silent.

It was a time for reflection, considering what they’d just been part of.

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POPE FRANCIS: Unforgettable images & inspiration

POPE FRANCIS: Unforgettable images & inspiration

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

During his nine and a half months leading the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has demonstrated his skill at communicating the Gospel message in simple and direct language.

At times, he also has demonstrated that actions speak louder than words. Below are some memorable papal quotes and photos from 2013.

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Time magazine honor for Francis  is deserved, but media still distort his views

Time magazine honor for Francis is deserved, but media still distort his views

| Father Robert Barron | December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

“…there is something that has been bothering me ever since Francis became pope, and it’s on rather massive display in the Time article — namely, a tendency to distinguish radically between this lovely Franciscan emphasis on mercy and love for the poor and the apparently far-less-than-lovely emphasis on doctrine so characteristic of the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI”.

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Woodcarver’s faith, talents go into Cozzens’ crosier

Woodcarver’s faith, talents go into Cozzens’ crosier

| December 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

When professional woodcarver Paul Sirba received a request from Bishop-elect Andrew Cozzens to make a crosier, he learned that a bishop’s influence — and word of mouth — reaches beyond a diocese.

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