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Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2017 Leading With Faith winners

Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2017 Leading With Faith winners

| June 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

We will honor the winners at the Leading With Faith Award luncheon Thursday, Aug. 10 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

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Fortnight for Freedom events underway

Fortnight for Freedom events underway

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A religious freedom presentation and grandparents-grandchildren pilgrimage are planned locally to observe the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4.

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International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music

International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the CMAA, the colloquium is “the largest and most in-depth teaching conference and retreat on sacred music in the world.”

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Court hears objections to Reorganization plans

Court hears objections to Reorganization plans

| June 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

In considering the Unsecured Creditors Committee’s objections to the archdiocesan plan, Judge Robert Kressel questioned whether UCC counsel Robert Kugler was trying to “inflame” his clients with misleading claims about the archdiocese’s plan and assets.

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In wake of Castile verdict, Archbishop Hebda calls for unity

In wake of Castile verdict, Archbishop Hebda calls for unity

| June 18, 2017 | 6 Comments

“I ask all Catholics and all who will worship with us this weekend,” Archbishop Hebda said, “to pray in particular for a mending of divisions along lines of race, religion and national origin, that all too often find expression in violence, hatred, prejudice and mistrust.”

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Rural Life Sunday a celebration of agriculture’s significance

Rural Life Sunday a celebration of agriculture’s significance

| Anne Fredrickson | June 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Dahlheimers’ Center City farm is the site of the annual Archdiocesan Rural Life Sunday Mass, hosted by their parish, St. Bridget of Sweden in Lindstrom, 2 p.m. June 25.

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Knights of Columbus-built house in Lonsdale benefits area Catholic school, education center

Knights of Columbus-built house in Lonsdale benefits area Catholic school, education center

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immaculate Conception’s Knights of Columbus council partnered with the St. Nicholas in Elko New Market Knights to complete a house for charity June 10. The sale of the 2,300-square-foot, 4-bedroom home in Lonsdale closed June 14, and $100,000 of revenue will help Holy Cross School and the Catholic Education Center in Webster.

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Belle Plaine Catholics lead resistance to Satanic Temple veterans monument

Belle Plaine Catholics lead resistance to Satanic Temple veterans monument

| June 14, 2017 | 36 Comments

“You’re invoking Satan,” Adkins said. “We’ve come to a point in society, a post-Christian society, where someone could invoke the name of Satan and even put a monument in the town square — and we’re not talking Uptown, we’re talking Belle Plaine — and that basically there is no public outcry. Traditionally, Christians have understood that when you invoke demons, you’re cursing yourself and your community.”

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Former Hill-Murray star Guentzel a Stanley Cup winner with Pittsburgh Penguins

Former Hill-Murray star Guentzel a Stanley Cup winner with Pittsburgh Penguins

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Just five years after skating for Hill-Murray, former Pioneers hockey star Jake Guentzel hoisted the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins June 11 after 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators.

Guentzel and his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates hoisted the Stanley Cup June 11 after a 2-0 defeat of the Nashville Predators. The Penguins rookie center scored five goals and assisted on one in the 4-2 best-of-seven series win.

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Father Schwab chooses contemplative Carmelite life as a way to live call

Father Schwab chooses contemplative Carmelite life as a way to live call

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most folks try hard to find time to pray. For some, 15 minutes a day is an accomplishment.

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Jubilarians to new priests: Listen, learn and help people share their gifts

Jubilarians to new priests: Listen, learn and help people share their gifts

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit reached out to priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who are celebrating their 50th jubilees this year.

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Institute for Ongoing Clergy Formation fosters fraternity and support

Institute for Ongoing Clergy Formation fosters fraternity and support

| June 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

Just as medical doctors don’t stop honing their practice once they exit the hospital doors of their residency, priests don’t stop their formation upon ordination.

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