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Family members come from near, far for Larpenteur reunion

Family members come from near, far for Larpenteur reunion

| By Julie Pfitzinger | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Marcia Kremer, a parishioner at Lumen Christi in St. Paul, first began assembling a chart of her mother’s family tree — descendants of a man named Louis Benoist Larpenteur — she reached a point where the monumental list of names filled an 83-foot-long spreadsheet.

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Local Catholic leaders attend lay ministry symposium

Local Catholic leaders attend lay ministry symposium

| By Pat Norby | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt sent Eric Pederson and Jennifer Smeby to the 2011 Collegeville National Lay Ecclesial Ministry Symposium to gather information and ideas on promoting excellence in ministry.

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‘I had not seen that smile in three years!’

‘I had not seen that smile in three years!’

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt recalls impact of past World Youth Days, expresses hopes for Madrid

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Twins, Tigers & Twin Cities Catholics — Join the fun

Twins, Tigers & Twin Cities Catholics — Join the fun

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Already have tickets for the game? Join us for the picnic & bus ride only. Get your tickets today for the Friday, August 26 Basilica Night at Target Field.

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Cretin-Derham Hall golfer above par at school

Cretin-Derham Hall golfer above par at school

| Julie Pfitzinger | August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

At the age of 15, Celia Kuenster has already developed the kind of game that golfers more than three times her age have been striving to achieve on the course for years.

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Archdiocese says Holy Cross to retain Polish heritage

Archdiocese says Holy Cross to retain Polish heritage

| August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

While some 50 people protested the merger of northeast Minneapolis parishes Aug. 6 at the Cathedral of St. Paul and the archdiocesan chancery across St. Paul’s Summit Avenue, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis responded by attempting to straighten out the facts and alleviate parishioners’ fears.

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God takes Cathedral parishioner on wild ride to recovery from brain injury

God takes Cathedral parishioner on wild ride to recovery from brain injury

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

A month later, as she lay in an induced coma after a near-fatal traumatic brain injury suffered in a sledding accident, that hope — in the form of hundreds of words of prayer and encouragement — poured into her CaringBridge.org website from around the world and didn’t stop until after her final surgery just before Easter.

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Savage youth count blessings in midst of bus tragedy

Savage youth count blessings in midst of bus tragedy

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

What could have been a terrible tragedy involving a bus full of youth from St. John the Baptist in Savage instead had the marks of divine intervention thanks to a quick-thinking youth leader who’d never driven a bus before and an amazing set of circumstances.

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12 Catholic business leaders to receive annual award

12 Catholic business leaders to receive annual award

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A marketer, a high school principal and a cable television executive are among the dozen Catholics chosen to receive the 2011 Leading With Faith Awards from The Catholic Spirit.

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Father Moorman, 89, served Holy Family

Father Moorman, 89, served Holy Family

| August 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

He was born Aug. 27, 1921, and ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis June 8, 1946.

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Father Gannon, 96, was ordained at 60

Father Gannon, 96, was ordained at 60

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

He studied for the priesthood after raising six children with his wife, Arlene, who died in 1970. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on June 29, 1975.

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Charity care still priority, despite cuts to hospitals

Charity care still priority, despite cuts to hospitals

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A bruised but brave Thao Nguyen, 14, met with The Catholic Spirit less than 24 hours after Dr. Joseph Skow performed plastic surgery on her face at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul.

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