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Surprise invitation led Father Gitter to archdiocese; now he works in Rome

Surprise invitation led Father Gitter to archdiocese; now he works in Rome

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before Father Paul Gitter came to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, an unexpected invitation to serve in the archdiocese came to him.

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Legion of Mary ministers to Stillwater inmates in aftermath of officer’s death

Legion of Mary ministers to Stillwater inmates in aftermath of officer’s death

| Susan Klemond | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On a Sunday afternoon in October, 14 inmates in the chapel of the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater listened as Jeanne McDonald, 60, read a prayer by Blessed Solanus Casey and highlighted two lines she thought they’d especially relate to: “Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger.”

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Maple Grove parish shines purple light on domestic violence

Maple Grove parish shines purple light on domestic violence

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

At night, the windows of St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove are glowing purple throughout October. It’s is the color of domestic violence awareness, and it’s among the many ways a parish group aims to highlight the issue during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Crashed Ice won’t return to St. Paul in 2019; Cathedral valued races

Crashed Ice won’t return to St. Paul in 2019; Cathedral valued races

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A seven-year run of the Cathedral of St. Paul hosting Red Bull Crashed Ice has ended.

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30 under 31: Young adult Catholics engaged in the life of the Church

30 under 31: Young adult Catholics engaged in the life of the Church

| Celia Kennedy | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

These young adults, all age 31 and under, are just a selection of the local young adults who are dedicated Catholics and motivated by their faith to do good in the world.

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Despite challenges, Venezuelan youth have powerful potential

Despite challenges, Venezuelan youth have powerful potential

| Jonathan Liedl | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Only a few years ago, Graviel de Jesús was heading down a dangerous path. Already growing up poor in San Félix, Venezuela, and with complications from his mother’s alcohol and drug use while he was in utero, the teenager’s options for earning a livelihood were further limited when his country’s economy started to collapse. God was not a part of his life at the time, and so the young de Jesús began to follow his older brother into a life of crime.

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St. Katharine Drexel teen serves Muslim Rohingya refugees during gap year

St. Katharine Drexel teen serves Muslim Rohingya refugees during gap year

| Jessica Weinberger | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a high school senior, Grace Baldus knew she needed time away from the non-stop cadence of student council meetings, orchestra practice and tennis matches to discern her educational path, so she decided to take a “gap year” before starting college. But, rather than focus on herself, she wanted her experience to center on others.

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St. John’s Gagliardi dies at 91; winningest coach had more victories off the field than on it

St. John’s Gagliardi dies at 91; winningest coach had more victories off the field than on it

| Kristi Anderson | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

What must the opposing football team have thought when they began their vigorous calisthenics before the game while the St. John’s University Johnnies were stretched out on their backs glancing up at the heavens?

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Archbishop speaks of ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ acts of charity at Catholic schools Mass

Archbishop speaks of ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ acts of charity at Catholic schools Mass

| October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speaking to more than 12,000 Catholic school students at US Bank Stadium Oct. 10, Archbishop Bernard Hebda explained that the “Minneapolis Miracle” really was the result of practice.

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Hipster, author, convert: Millennial finds freedom in the faith

Hipster, author, convert: Millennial finds freedom in the faith

| Jonathan Liedl | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eight years ago, Tyler Blanski was a long-haired denizen of Uptown Minneapolis, a “spiritual, but not religious” Christian hipster. He painted houses in the summer, recorded music in the winter, and was making plans to go to Anglican seminary to become a self-described “slum priest.”

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‘A refugee camp right here in our city’

‘A refugee camp right here in our city’

| October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Homeless, volunteers say recognizing dignity key to helping encampment residents

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Theologian: Food ‘God’s love made delicious’

Theologian: Food ‘God’s love made delicious’

| October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In order to live in the fullness of creation, humans need to participate in God’s gardening ways with the world, which is why the Book of Genesis recounts that Adam was asked to “till and keep the garden,” Wirzba said. That command occurred before the fall, and it was not an assignment to drudgery or a punishment, he said, “because it’s through gardening that we understand the world.”

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