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Catholic Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Rauenhorst dies

Catholic Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Rauenhorst dies

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Twin Cities philanthropist Henrietta Veronica Schmoll Rauenhorst died Oct. 13 at the age of 83. Known as “Hanky” to family and friends, she was a St. Catherine University Emerita Trustee, and she chaired two of its fundraising campaigns with her husband, Gerald (Gerry).

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Holy Cross parishioners upset by media announcement of plan

Holy Cross parishioners upset by media announcement of plan

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at the 4:30 p.m. Mass Oct. 16 at Holy Cross in northeast Minneapolis were upset after reading in the daily newspapers earlier that morning that their parish was slated to close.

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New Prague area Catholics not surprised, but many still sad about merger announcement

New Prague area Catholics not surprised, but many still sad about merger announcement

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Six parishes in the southwestern part of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are slated to merge under the strategic plan announced Oct. 16, and most parishioners are not surprised.

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Town hall-style meeting Oct. 27 to address church’s teaching on marriage

Town hall-style meeting Oct. 27 to address church’s teaching on marriage

| October 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two archdiocesan priests will address Catholics’ questions about the church’s teaching on marriage and family Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton.

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Highland LifeCare Center banquet set

Highland LifeCare Center banquet set

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Highland LifeCare Center will hold a fundraising banquet for supporters of the organization from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 at Lumen Christi in St. Paul. The event will include dinner, testimonials and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling (651) 695-0111 or online at www.highlandlifecare.org.

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Benedictines hope capital campaign spreads ‘Light of Christ’ to others

Benedictines hope capital campaign spreads ‘Light of Christ’ to others

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | October 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Streetlights at the intersection of Lar­penteur and Century avenues in Maple­wood ensure that bus riders aren’t waiting there in the dark. But a different kind of light emanates from St. Paul’s Monas­tery located near the northwest corner.

The Benedictine sisters at the monas­tery have sought to illuminate the area with Christ’s light, through their ministry work and by opening the property to those with physical and spiritual needs.

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Many changes over the years

Many changes over the years

| October 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

The spacious, modern church of Jesucristo Resucitado and attached parish center with its offices, meeting rooms, computer classroom, clinic, medical lab and dentist offices, are a far cry from what Deacon Chester Alcala saw when he first came to this part of Barrio Guaiparo in San Felix, Venezuela.

“Forty years ago this was jungle — none of this was here,” Deacon Chester said. “All there was here were turtles and snakes.”

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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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