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St. Thomas Academy fires teacher over text messages to students

St. Thomas Academy fires teacher over text messages to students

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic, all-male college preparatory military high school in Mendota Heights learned of the text messages May 8 and terminated Kristin Vanyo May 9.

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365 days: Archbishop Hebda reflects on first year since installation

365 days: Archbishop Hebda reflects on first year since installation

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

May 13 marked the one year anniversary of Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s installation as archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He sat down with The Catholic Spirit to reflect on the past year and to share his goals and vision for the future.

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Minnesota United FC player Kallman joins Hill-Murray boys soccer staff

Minnesota United FC player Kallman joins Hill-Murray boys soccer staff

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hill-Murray added Minnesota United FC defender Brent Kallman to its boys soccer coaching staff, the Maplewood Catholic high school announced May 11.

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Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On an evening dedicated to clergy and religious appreciation, Father Charles Lachowitzer gave an overview of the state of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, painting a hopeful picture of the future.

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Italian fraternity of priests coming to St. Peter in North St. Paul

Italian fraternity of priests coming to St. Peter in North St. Paul

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Italy-based fraternity of priests will assume pastoral care of St. Peter in North St. Paul July 1, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced May 13.

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Parish, school leaders affirm deportation fears affecting families

Parish, school leaders affirm deportation fears affecting families

| May 16, 2017 | 3 Comments

“The children are not immune to what Washington says or what the president says; quite the contrary. They are very much affected by it,” said Brad Capouch, Incarnation’s administrator. “Kids who go to school are concerned about leaving their parents and not knowing if their parents are going to be there when they come home.”

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New Vikings wide receiver Floyd in purple and gold again

New Vikings wide receiver Floyd in purple and gold again

| May 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

Former Cretin-Derham Hall football star Michael Floyd plans to make big catches in Minnesota again.

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Christ the King director named U.S. Oblate provincial

Christ the King director named U.S. Oblate provincial

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Studer will serve in the new role, announced April 27, for the next three years at the order’s provincial headquarters in Belleville, Illinois.

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Gov. Dayton denies pro-life efforts in veto

Gov. Dayton denies pro-life efforts in veto

| May 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

The bill’s requirements of inspections conformed to those of the abortion industry, according to Minnesota Citizens for Life.

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Author tells of Catholic couple who saved two dozen Jews in Holocaust

Author tells of Catholic couple who saved two dozen Jews in Holocaust

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since the 2009 encounter on a summer trip with his wife, author Marty Brounstein has immersed himself in sharing the story of Frans and Mien Wijnakker saving Jews in the Holocaust.

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Five things to know for remaining legislative session

Five things to know for remaining legislative session

| May 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

As time winds down in the current state legislative session, Minnesota Catholic Conference director Jason Adkins highlighted five key things to bear in mind.

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Senior care organization awards scholarships to youth volunteers

Senior care organization awards scholarships to youth volunteers

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kylie Nevells, 17, a student at Benilde-St. Margaret’s in St. Louis Park, and Nicholas Jackson, 18, who attends Robbinsdale Cooper High School, received the organization’s Youth Volunteer Scholarship for their “demonstrated commitment to seniors and the ability to communicate the impact of volunteering with older adults,” a press release stated.

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