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St. Paul’s Outreach marks 25 years of sharing faith

St. Paul’s Outreach marks 25 years of sharing faith

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

As he encourages the high school juniors in his Providence Academy, Ply­mouth, religion class to become better Catholics, Kevin Ferdinandt draws on what he learned as a college student almost 25 years ago from the ministry now known as St. Paul’s Outreach.

“It’s about how the Gospel permeates every part of my daily life, and that still stays with me,” said Ferdinandt, Provi­dence Academy’s upper school director. “How do I seek to help others come to the faith, too?”

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Catholic Conference supports asking wealthy to pay more

Catholic Conference supports asking wealthy to pay more

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | March 2, 2011 | 9 Comments

Minnesota needs to solve its current state budget crisis justly by asking those with higher incomes to pay more in taxes to prevent the poor — already hit hard by the economic downturn — from having to bear more of the burden, said Father David McCauley, interim executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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Men’s apostolate chaplain to offer inspiration

Men’s apostolate chaplain to offer inspiration

| March 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Before Father William Baer says a word at the annual Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 12 at the Cathedral of St. Paul, he will smile at what he sees — an audience of several hundred men looking for spiritual inspiration.

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Calling all Men

Calling all Men

| March 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Former Wild player among speakers slated for annual archdiocesan men’s conference

Former Minnesota Wild player Wes Walz remembers what it was like getting ready for a crucial NHL playoff game, like the famous Game 7 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in 2003 that gave the team its first-ever playoff series win.

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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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