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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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2011 Minnesota Catholic Directory available in print and online

2011 Minnesota Catholic Directory available in print and online

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rays of the setting sun at Dead Lake near Perham in the Diocese of St. Cloud are captured in the cover of the 2011 Official Minnesota Catholic Directory, which is now available for purchase.

Pre-ordered copies are be­ing mailed to those who or­de­red them.

The official state Catholic directory is a resource for every­thing Cath­olic in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

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Stewardship reflects our relationships

Stewardship reflects our relationships

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Daniel Mahan, who will speak at the Feb. 26 archdiocesan stewardship conference, talked with The Catholic Spirit news editor Pat Norby about his stewardship ministry. He is executive director of the Marian University Center for Cath­olic Stew­ard­ship in Indiana­polis, an author and well-known speaker who writes a stewardship blog at www.morethansilverorgold.com. Following is the edited version of the conversation.

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A ‘new’ home

A ‘new’ home

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dorothy Day Center expands to building next door

The economy and the recent below-zero temperatures have pushed the Dorothy Day Center, a homeless shelter in downtown St. Paul, over capacity.

The shelter served more than 200 homeless nightly during one week in January, according to Gerry Lauer, senior program director at the center.

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Catholic Spirit staffer in Egypt is eyewitness to historic demonstrations

Catholic Spirit staffer in Egypt is eyewitness to historic demonstrations

| January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Rather than exploring the history of Egypt, John Wolszon, production supervisor at The Catholic Spirit newspaper in St. Paul, and his wife, Mary Jo, members of St. Mary in Stillwater, have been thrust into the midst of history-making events.

The couple left Jan. 20 for the trip of a lifetime to see and experience some of the world’s greatest treasures and to visit their daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Enal Hussein, and their three grandchildren, Maleka, 9; Daliah, 5, and Tamer, 2.

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Father Bernard Reiser named one of Eleven Who Care

Father Bernard Reiser named one of Eleven Who Care

| January 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Father Bernard Reiser received the Eleven Who Care award for his priestly contribution and support of Haiti projects through Reiser Relief Inc., a nonprofit organization he founded to help the poor people in Haiti.

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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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Name change reflects Catholic organization’s roots, mission

Name change reflects Catholic organization’s roots, mission

| January 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

What’s in a name? Plenty, say people at Catholic United Financial in Roseville.

That’s why the fraternal life insurance company, which started in 1878, recently chose to change the name it held for more than 80 years: Catholic Aid Association.

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Deacon Thomas Coleman died Jan. 2

Deacon Thomas Coleman died Jan. 2

| January 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Deacon Thomas Coleman, who served Sacred Heart parish in Rob­bins­dale before he retired, died, Jan. 2, after a lengthy illness.

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New Missal presents spiritual growth opportunities

New Missal presents spiritual growth opportunities

| By Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | January 19, 2011 | 3 Comments

Introducing Catholics in the archdiocese to the new words they will speak and sing at Mass presents pastors and parish staff with challenges and opportunities, said Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship.

Parish leaders can use this opportunity to focus on the importance of the liturgy, as well as the history and rationale behind the new translation of the Roman Mis­sal, which goes into effect in No­vem­­ber, he said.

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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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Tim Marx appointed new CEO of Catholic Charities

Tim Marx appointed new CEO of Catholic Charities

| January 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt appointed Tim Marx Jan. 19 as the new CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Marx, a native of Minnesota, will begin his job duties April 4.

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