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Top Web Stories of 2011

Top Web Stories of 2011

| December 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

With 2011 winding down, let’s take a look back at the most viewed stories on TheCatholicSpirit.com.

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Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament — Day 2 results

Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament — Day 2 results

| December 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Scores and photos from Thursday, Dec. 29

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Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament — Day 1 results

Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament — Day 1 results

| December 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Photos from Wednesday, Dec. 28.

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Father Bernard Reiser, longtime Epiphany pastor, dies

Father Bernard Reiser, longtime Epiphany pastor, dies

| December 28, 2011 | 42 Comments

Vigil/wake service will be Dec. 30 at Epiphany Church. The funeral Mass is 11 a.m., Dec. 31 at the church.

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Faith-filled hands pound nails for their priests

Faith-filled hands pound nails for their priests

| December 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Faribault parishioners join together to build House of Gratitude

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Visitation’s Christmas stockings cheer North Minneapolis

Visitation’s Christmas stockings cheer North Minneapolis

| Christina Capecchi | December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the wake of last May’s tornado and the tough economy, the Convent of the Visitation School’s long-standing Christmas stocking tradition to distribute gifts to low-income families in the Minneapolis neighborhood has been met with even greater appreciation this year.

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Courage apostolate helps those struggling with same-sex attraction

Courage apostolate helps those struggling with same-sex attraction

| December 20, 2011

Courage and EnCourage are at the service of the church throughout the world. The apostolate has a presence in half the dioceses in the U.S. and many places overseas.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 22, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 22, 2011

| December 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

“When the economy fails to generate sufficient jobs, there is a moral obligation to help protect the life and dignity of unemployed workers and their families.”
— Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in a Dec. 12 letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives

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Archbishop issues prayer for marriage

Archbishop issues prayer for marriage

| December 15, 2011

To assist statewide efforts to defend and define marriage in the Minnesota Constitution, Archbishop John Nienstedt has issued a prayer intended for use as part of the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 15, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 15, 2011

| December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Imagine what would happen if a squad of firefighters runs so fast at the sound of an alarm to put out a fire, but once on the scene realizes that they have no tanks, not even a drop of water with them. That’s how we are if we run out to preach without praying. One who prays without speaking does more evangelization than one who speaks without praying.”

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Old toys get new life

Old toys get new life

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nativity of Mary School in Bloomington’s two fourth-grade classes collected used toys from other students to donate to the MORE Multicultural School for Empowerment

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How would you spend $1,000?

How would you spend $1,000?

| December 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

St. Agnes students learn more about charitable giving thanks to one couple’s generosity

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