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Local women take simple vows as Nashville Dominicans

Local women take simple vows as Nashville Dominicans

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two local women, Sister Sofia Thomas Coulter and Sister Felicity Heither, were among 11 religious sisters who took simple, or first, vows with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville July 28. 

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GHR Foundation cuts ties with Archbishop McCarrick

GHR Foundation cuts ties with Archbishop McCarrick

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Paul-based GHR Foundation has cut ties with Archbishop Theodore McCarrick in the wake of his removal from ministry due to credible accusations of sexual abuse and misconduct earlier this summer.

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Catholic couple truck food and faith around the metro

Catholic couple truck food and faith around the metro

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

On a warm, cloudy evening at Lowell Park in Stillwater Aug. 14, the smell of frying batter hung heavy in the air as Kelly Leahy stood over a vat of oil inside his food trailer.

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From farm to freeway, Rosemount parish celebrates 150 years

From farm to freeway, Rosemount parish celebrates 150 years

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dick Brand, 86, believes his farm family is one of the last of its kind at St. Joseph in Rosemount, a sprawling suburban parish that began as a mission in a farming community 150 years ago.

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Blessed Is She retreat speakers: Go wild

Blessed Is She retreat speakers: Go wild

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speakers encouraged attendees to pray and reflect on where God is asking them to be “wild” — to throw off constraints in order to better love God and follow his will. 

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Little Sisters rely on divine providence to serve elderly poor

Little Sisters rely on divine providence to serve elderly poor

| Susan Klemond | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sisters came to the archdiocese with little money but a desire to imitate St. Jeanne Jugan who began the ministry in Saint-Servan, France, by offering her own bed to a blind, paralyzed widow.

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Archdiocese: Goal is to pay abuse settlement to survivors by year-end

Archdiocese: Goal is to pay abuse settlement to survivors by year-end

| August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

An attorney representing the archdiocese said that the archdiocese intends for survivors to receive remuneration as soon as possible, and that survivors have asked for payment distribution by the end of 2018.

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A priest, SPO missionary and their parents reflect on vocation and effective evangelization

A priest, SPO missionary and their parents reflect on vocation and effective evangelization

| Anne Fredrickson | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Evangelization” is a word that still makes some Catholics shrink back in their pews and bury their heads in their missals. But rather than hide from the call to spread the truth of Christ, the Ellis family has embraced it.

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Housing gap to remain a key poverty factor past 2020

Housing gap to remain a key poverty factor past 2020

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hope LaDuke stood in the wind near a concrete sound barrier along Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis Aug. 1. All of her belongings were stacked under a plastic tarp that measured roughly 5 feet square, and she pulled out a blanket that she would sleep under that night.

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Retiring faith formation director reflects on 50 years as catechist

Retiring faith formation director reflects on 50 years as catechist

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the faith formation classes at St. Stephen in Anoka wrapped up in May, its director of faith formation, Katie Gebhard, completed her 50th year in lay ministry. She retired this summer after a half-century serving in faith formation at the parish and diocesan level, as well as at a Catholic college and in a religious order. The Catholic Spirit recently interviewed Gebhard, 69, to learn about developments, challenges and blessings she’s seen in faith formation over the past 50 years. Questions and answers have been edited for length and clarity.

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School to demolish former St. Andrew church building

School to demolish former St. Andrew church building

| August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The [Save Historic St. Andrew’s] committee is still very much intent on trying to do what they can, if there is any way to save the building,” said Father John Forliti.

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Schools, theaters, cheese-making: Deconsecrated church use varies

Schools, theaters, cheese-making: Deconsecrated church use varies

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pinocchio’s story makes no mention of baptism when he became a real boy, but he’ll take center stage this month in the former sanctuary of All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, now the Lakeville Area Arts Center.

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