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Come to class with one of STA’s best-loved teachers

Come to class with one of STA’s best-loved teachers

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dave Ziebarth showed a clip from the movie “Saving Private Ryan” as his third-hour world history class at St. Thomas Academy began a section on World War II.

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Alumni thankful for brotherhood, leadership, discipline

Alumni thankful for brotherhood, leadership, discipline

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked three alumni from different decades what still resonates from their years at St. Thomas Academy.

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Learning to lead

Learning to lead

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The entire student body, also known as the corps of cadets, stands at attention in the St. Thomas Academy court during daily formation. With a strong, crisp, unified voice, they recite the Hail Mary and the Pledge of Allegiance. As the cadets settle into their “at ease” position, staff and students step up to the mic to share announcements and celebrate accomplishments at the Mendota Heights school.

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Q & A with newly ordained Father Vaughn Treco

Q & A with newly ordained Father Vaughn Treco

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Vaughn Treco, a married former Anglican priest who was ordained to the Catholic priesthood May 3, responded to questions from The Catholic Spirit in an e-mail interview. He was ordained to the papal-approved Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, and in this special ministry will serve a small community of former Anglicans who have been worshiping at Holy Family in St. Louis Park.

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Baltimore Catholics strive to heal, clean up city

Baltimore Catholics strive to heal, clean up city

| Christopher Gunty and Erik Zygmont | May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As Baltimore cleaned up after a night of riots, looting and fires following the funeral of Freddie Gray, Archbishop William Lori said the Church’s place is to pray, be a voice for peace and participate in a wider community dialogue to solve the systemic issues that led to the unrest.

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At seminary, Pope defends Blessed Serra

At seminary, Pope defends Blessed Serra

| Cindy Wooden | May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

People seem to enjoy finding the shortcomings of candidates for sainthood like Blessed Junipero Serra, but they should ask themselves if they would have his generosity and courage to leave everything behind to care for the poor and bring them the Gospel, Pope Francis said.

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Week after quake, trucks of aid begin reaching remote areas of Nepal

Week after quake, trucks of aid begin reaching remote areas of Nepal

| Anto Akkara | May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Truckloads of relief material organized by church charities began moving across Nepal a week after the Himalayan nation was rocked by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake April 25.

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Kenya bishop responds to terrorist acts with message of hope, forgiveness

Kenya bishop responds to terrorist acts with message of hope, forgiveness

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Bishop Anthony Muheria of Kitui, Kenya, to share via e-mail how his community has been coping in the aftermath of reportedly anti-Christian massacres April 2 at Garissa University, 170 miles northeast of Kitui in a neighboring diocese.

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Sister’s last stand: CSJ turns 90, keeps serving at hospital

Sister’s last stand: CSJ turns 90, keeps serving at hospital

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Turning 85 meant semi-retirement for Sister Ann Michele Jadlowski, a sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Having just turned 90, she continues to care for people at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, founded by her order, but sees the need to invite Catholics to share in the mission.

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Notice of claims filing deadline hits local, regional, U.S. press

Notice of claims filing deadline hits local, regional, U.S. press

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has scheduled notices of an important claim filing deadline to run in local, regional and national publications.

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MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

MCC: As end of session nears, still time to act

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a May 18 deadline to finalize a state budget looms, Minnesota legislators continue to work on a number of bills that the Minnesota Catholic Conference has weighed in on during the session. Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, said now is a “crucial juncture” on all the bills.

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Deacons’ challenge: Changing a culture ‘bored with Christ,’ says Weigel

Deacons’ challenge: Changing a culture ‘bored with Christ,’ says Weigel

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Western Christians are facing a culture “bored with Christ,” author George Weigel said April 23 before an audience including hundreds of permanent deacons and their wives in Minneapolis.

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