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Bishop Piché extends greetings from archdiocese

Bishop Piché extends greetings from archdiocese

| October 11, 2010 | 1 Comment

Following are the remarks made by Bishop Lee Piché at the Mass in Venezuela, celebrating the 40-year relationship between the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana.

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Champions for Life to receive awards at upcoming banquet

Champions for Life to receive awards at upcoming banquet

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will present the Champions for Life awards during a lunch that begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the University Club in St. Paul. Father Andrew Cozzens of the St. Paul Seminary School of Div­in­ity will give a keynote address.

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Papal preacher trusts God’s message

Papal preacher trusts God’s message

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Capuchin Franciscan Father Ran­iero Cantalamessa, prea­cher to the papal household since 1980, will be in the Twin Cities Oct. 29-Nov. 3 to speak at the Catholic Charis­matic Renewal na­tion­al conference and to various other groups. (See accompanying schedule.) He responded by e-mail to the following questions from The Catholic Spirit.

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Play offers inside view of U.S. abortion legalization

Play offers inside view of U.S. abortion legalization

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bob Hindel of St. Andrew in St. Paul grew up surrounded by family members who supported abortion.

“Everyone was pro-choice except me,” he said.

Hindel’s passionate pro-life stance continues today, and he recently has found a stage to express his views — literally.

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Victory — at last

Victory — at last

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

University of St. Thomas senior running back Ben Wartman celebrates after scoring a touchdown in overtime that eventually gave his team a 27-26 victory over St. John’s Oct. 2 in Collegeville.

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Hometown glory: ‘The Catholic Guy’ gets day named for him in Twin Cities

Hometown glory: ‘The Catholic Guy’ gets day named for him in Twin Cities

| September 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

How do you get a lobster, pub grub and a whole day named after you? If you’re Lino Rulli, you just ask. Sept. 29 was Lino Rulli Day in St. Paul and Minneapolis, officially declared so by the cities’ mayors, Chris Coleman and R.T. Rybak.

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Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché presided at the “Blue Mass,” a Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance to honor police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel, Sept. 11 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The event honors those that serve the community and those that have died in the line of duty.

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Poverty rises: Can Catholic Charities keep up?

Poverty rises: Can Catholic Charities keep up?

| September 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Every day, Danquita Harris, 11, en­­courages her dad, Mark Harris, to pray: Pray for a job and a place of their own to live. Mark is struggling to find work that fits into Danquita’s school sched­ule, which runs from about 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ramsey County requires children to be with their parents at […]

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Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

| September 23, 2010

“As the chief pastor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, I am writing to let you know of an important development that, if suc­cessful, will pro­foundly im­pact families throughout Min­nesota,” Arch­bishop John Nienstedt wrote in a letter to Cath­olics in the archdiocese. “That is, the or­gan­ized effort to re­define marriage in our state.”

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New website offers more than just a sharper look

New website offers more than just a sharper look

| September 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

If you’ve visited TheCatholicSpirit.com since Sept. 10, you’ve likely noticed it received a makeover.

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She loves to make them smile

She loves to make them smile

| Susan Klemond - For The Catholic Spirit | September 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

Of all the kids she encounters at Burnsville High School, Patti Durham has gotten to know some special ones.

During the past five years, she’s spent her study hall time at school working with severely handicapped peers, who, she said, have shown her more about what it means to be pro-life.

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Catholic Charities names co-CEO

Catholic Charities names co-CEO

| September 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

The board of directors of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has named Robert K. Spinner as co-CEO to share responsibility and authority with CEO Paul Martodam.

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