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She loves to make them smile

She loves to make them smile

| Susan Klemond - For The Catholic Spirit | September 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

Of all the kids she encounters at Burnsville High School, Patti Durham has gotten to know some special ones.

During the past five years, she’s spent her study hall time at school working with severely handicapped peers, who, she said, have shown her more about what it means to be pro-life.

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Catholic Charities names co-CEO

Catholic Charities names co-CEO

| September 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

The board of directors of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has named Robert K. Spinner as co-CEO to share responsibility and authority with CEO Paul Martodam.

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A new look for TheCatholicSpirit.com

A new look for TheCatholicSpirit.com

| September 10, 2010 | 1 Comment

Notice anything different? You probably do – and hopefully you like the changes we’ve made to www.TheCatholicSpirit.com.

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Anonymous donor offers $25 million matching gift to University of St. Thomas

Anonymous donor offers $25 million matching gift to University of St. Thomas

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

An anonymous donor has offered $25 million to the University of St. Thomas as a matching grant, the largest such gift in the university’s history.

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New digs

New digs

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

University of St. Thomas senior John Busch looked like a kid in a candy store recently when he entered a huge weight room on the St. Paul campus that is part of the new $52 million Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex. The complex opened Sept. 1 for use by students, staff and athletes. It also […]

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St. Catherine University professor wins faculty excellence award

St. Catherine University professor wins faculty excellence award

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sister Amata Miller, IHM, a St. Catherine University economics professor and director of its Myser Initiative on Catholic Identity, was honored with the 2010 Bonnie Jean Kelly and Joan Kelly Faculty Excellence Award at the school’s opening convocation Sept. 8. Presented annually since 2006, the award carries a $10,000 cash prize and recognizes accomplishments in […]

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Fair trade coffee like ‘cup of solidarity,’ says CRS ambassador

Fair trade coffee like ‘cup of solidarity,’ says CRS ambassador

| Julie Pfitzinger - For The Catholic Spirit | September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bob Walz appreciates a good cup of coffee when he tastes one, but a rich, full-bodied taste is only part of what Walz is looking for when he pours his first cup every morning.  In his role as a Catholic Re­lief Services Fair Trade Am­bas­­sa­dor, Walz is a fervent supporter of certified fair trade coffee. […]

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Universities welcome record first-year enrollments

Universities welcome record first-year enrollments

| Susan Klemond - For The Catholic Spirit | September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

At first, Elizabeth Murphy wanted to go away to college, but she didn’t think the five miles from her St. Paul home to the University of St. Thomas constituted “going away.” Murphy’s parents, however, encouraged her to consider closer schools, and in the end, St. Thomas’ location played a key role in her decision to […]

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St. Paul Seminary is home to 33 new seminarians

St. Paul Seminary is home to 33 new seminarians

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity this fall welcomes its largest enrollment in almost three decades. Thirty-three new seminarians are joining the seminary, bringing the total number of men studying for the priesthood to 92. The residence hall there is at full capacity, ac­cording to the seminary. The seminarians come from 14 dioceses in […]

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Msgr. John Sankovitz was longtime teacher

Msgr. John Sankovitz was longtime teacher

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Msgr. John Sankovitz, 87, died Aug. 29. He was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Wisconsin and ordained a priest for the archdiocese on May 31, 1947. Msgr. Sankovitz was the only diocesan priest to teach at the St. Paul Semi­nary, University of St. Tho­mas and Nazareth Hall, where he was rector. He also served as […]

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Ten teams train to challenge youth to embrace their faith

Ten teams train to challenge youth to embrace their faith

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cate Bunnell and Maggie Vettel are among 110 members of National Evan­gelization Teams Min­is­tries who are completing training as retreat leaders.

Team members will be serving Catholic par­ishes throughout the country this year — in­cluding two in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Min­neapolis.

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Growing by leaps and baptisms

Growing by leaps and baptisms

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Six hundred Latinos are christened yearly at Incarnation church in Minneapolis.

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