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Latinos bring ‘life, vitality’ to U.S. Catholic Church

Latinos bring ‘life, vitality’ to U.S. Catholic Church

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Catholic Church is at a “critical moment” in its history, said a panelist at a recent conference on immigration and the church. With Latinos making up more than half of U.S. population growth in the past decade, how the church responds to Latino newcomers will largely determine its future success.

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Uprooted: Immigrants recount journey to the U.S.

Uprooted: Immigrants recount journey to the U.S.

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Eugene Michel, pastor at Sacred Heart in St. Paul, has told The Catholic Spirit that he believes many of the people who attend his church are undocumented immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador and other countries.

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Mothers and daughters invited to Summer Splash

Mothers and daughters invited to Summer Splash

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The School Sisters of Notre Dame invite mothers and daughters to “splash” into the beginning of summer with a little bonding time on Good Counsel Hill in Mankato.

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New ACCW president says everyone has a role

New ACCW president says everyone has a role

| Julie Pfitzinger | April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Rose Anne Hallgren was asked last November to consider being nominated for president of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, she knew she had to pray about it. But she also believed it was important to seek encouragement from her family and friends.

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Lakeville parish seeks healing after Mass incident

Lakeville parish seeks healing after Mass incident

| April 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

All Saints Church in Lakeville invited parishioners to bring a red flower with them to any one of the parish’s five Palm Sunday Masses April 16-17 as a healing response to an incident last week at Mass in which a man poured a jar of what was believed to be urine on the altar.

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Father Joseph on the renovation of St. Nicholas church

Father Joseph on the renovation of St. Nicholas church

| Father Thomas Joseph | April 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Thomas Joseph shares his reflections on the renovation of St. Nicholas church

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Lay ministers help the church accomplish its mission

Lay ministers help the church accomplish its mission

| Melissa Kaelin For The Catholic Spirit | April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

For Deborah Organ, lay ecclesial ministry is a matter of heart. While the current president of the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homi­le­tics keeps her head about her as she goes about her work, she also seeks out communities that are deeply in need.

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Lumen Christi presents monthly speaker series

Lumen Christi presents monthly speaker series

| April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Pastoral Ministry Department at Lumen Christi in St. Paul is presenting a monthly speaker series through the end of the year, except for August.

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Dads, doughnuts and the NFL

Dads, doughnuts and the NFL

| April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Former Vikings quarterback pays visit to Savage school

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Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions is not pro-choice; it’s no choice

Forcing taxpayers to pay for abortions is not pro-choice; it’s no choice

| Jason Adkins | April 12, 2011 | 2 Comments

On April 12, committees in both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature held hearings on companion bills (HF 201/SF 103) forbidding the use of tax­payer money to fund abortions. The law ends coverage for abor­tion in state-spon­sored health in­surance programs. The Minnesota Catholic Conference testified in support of this legislation.

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Educate, communicate and mobilize

Educate, communicate and mobilize

| April 12, 2011 | 4 Comments

New Minnesota Catholic Conference director says three-point focus will help church deliver its social teaching message

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Crossing in faith: Immigrant couple describes life in the shadows

Crossing in faith: Immigrant couple describes life in the shadows

| April 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Miguel, 37, and Gabriela, 40, crossed the U.S.-Mexico border unauthorized 10 years ago in search of work and a better future for themselves and their two children, now ages 16 and 10.

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