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Prayers for the sick

Prayers for the sick

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché prays a blessing over Florence Stifter of St. Joseph in West St. Paul following a Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul Feb. 11 in honor of World Day of the Sick. Bishop Piché celebrated the Mass and then blessed the sick, caregivers and health care workers with Lourdes water afterward.

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Ministry Day set for March 31

Ministry Day set for March 31

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Seeing Easter” is the theme of this year’s annual Ministry Day, sponsored by the Coalition of Min­is­try Associations and the Arch­dio­cese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Barbara Sutton, adjunct theology professor at St. John’s University in Collegeville, will lead participants through a prayer practice known as “visio divina,” using images from The Saint John’s Bible.

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Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

Workshop to help prepare for use of new Roman Missal

| February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Learn more about the upcoming changes in the prayers of the Mass published in the third edition of the new Roman Missal, during a “Mys­ti­cal Body, Mystical Voice” workshop.

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Celebrating St. Maron

Celebrating St. Maron

| February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt and Msgr. Sharbel Maroun, pastor of St. Maron in Minneapolis, exchange greetings after a Divine Liturgy at the church Feb. 13 celebrating the feast day of St. Maron and the 1,600th anniversary of the saint’s death.

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Couple helps build community at CommonBond apartments

Couple helps build community at CommonBond apartments

| Susan Klemond | February 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every morning, Elizabeth Lang­lois, 77, prays for her neighbors as they come and go outside the second-floor Maplewood apartment she shares with her husband, retired deacon Tom Langlois, 80.

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State Catholic conference opposes voter ID bills

State Catholic conference opposes voter ID bills

| February 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

It was standing room only for a House committee hearing on a proposal to require photo identification for voters.

For nearly two hours Thursday, supporters and opponents of two photo ID bills testified before the Government Operations and Elections Committee.

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Cathedral of St. Paul names new music director

Cathedral of St. Paul names new music director

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Cathedral of St. Paul recently announced that Robert Ridgell will be the new music director, beginning July 1.

Ridgell currently serves as organist of Trinity Wall Street in New York City. Previously, he served at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City and the Cathedral Church of the Savior in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Music and Westminster Choir College in Princeton and currently a candidate for a doctorate at Rutgers University.

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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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