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Grade school basketball tourney to be March 20

Grade school basketball tourney to be March 20

| March 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The third annual Davanni’s Met­ro­politan Grade School Basketball Cham­pionships will be played beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at Convent of the Visita­tion High School, 2455 Visitation Drive, Men­do­ta Heights. Doors will open at noon.

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Open letter to Minnesota governor, legislators

Open letter to Minnesota governor, legislators

| March 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

State’s Catholic, Lutheran bishops seek budget deficit solutions that protect poor and the common good

The following letter, dated March 15, was written by the Minnesota bishops of the Roman Catholic Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Scholar on Catholic social thought to discuss St. Benedict in March 14 lecture

Scholar on Catholic social thought to discuss St. Benedict in March 14 lecture

| March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Russell Hittinger, the Warren Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, will discuss “What St. Benedict Taught the Dark Ages: His and Ours” in a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the auditorium of the O’Shaughnessy Educational Center on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

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Another gold for the Lexvolds

Another gold for the Lexvolds

| March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Lexvold family of St. Michael in Kenyon added another gold medal to its collection of state wrestling titles, as Mitchel, a junior, captured a Class A championship at 119 pounds March 5 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 3, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 3, 2011

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

“You and our brother bishops in Wisconsin are offering a timely reminder of what the church teaches on the rights and duties of workers, including the right to form and belong to unions and other associations, and the obligation to address difficult problems with respect for the rights and needs of all.”
— Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in a Feb. 24 letter to the archbishop of Milwaukee regarding Wisconsin’s budget battle

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New Roman Missal seminar March 11

New Roman Missal seminar March 11

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

A workshop on the upcoming changes in the prayers of the Mass will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Guar­dian Angels in Oakdale.

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Women’s retreat set for April 2

Women’s retreat set for April 2

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Women of all ages are invited to a morning retreat of prayer, sacrament and reflection. “Turning Away from Sin: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving,” sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2 at Holy Spirit church in St. Paul.

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Help CommonBond with challenge grant

Help CommonBond with challenge grant

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

CommonBond Communities, a non-profit affordable housing cor­poration that is affiliated with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Min­nea­polis, is in the midst of trying to raise $200,000 by March 31 to avoid losing funding as part of a challenge grant.

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Visitation Sisters announce yearlong volunteer program for young adults

Visitation Sisters announce yearlong volunteer program for young adults

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Visitation Sisters of Min­nea­polis are launching the Visitation In­tern­ship Program to provide an opportunity for young adults to live in community in north Minnea­po­lis with other young adults and ministers in the neighborhood for one year.

North Minneapolis is an economically challenged area of the Twin Cities, and the Visitation Sisters are working to create a prayerful presence in the neighborhood.

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Pastor asks for prayer after priest charged with sexual misconduct

Pastor asks for prayer after priest charged with sexual misconduct

| March 2, 2011 | 3 Comments

The pastor at Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul was quick to reach out to parishioners after a priest who had served at the parish was arrested Feb. 17 on charges of sexual contact with an adult woman.

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St. Paul’s Outreach marks 25 years of sharing faith

St. Paul’s Outreach marks 25 years of sharing faith

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

As he encourages the high school juniors in his Providence Academy, Ply­mouth, religion class to become better Catholics, Kevin Ferdinandt draws on what he learned as a college student almost 25 years ago from the ministry now known as St. Paul’s Outreach.

“It’s about how the Gospel permeates every part of my daily life, and that still stays with me,” said Ferdinandt, Provi­dence Academy’s upper school director. “How do I seek to help others come to the faith, too?”

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Catholic Conference supports asking wealthy to pay more

Catholic Conference supports asking wealthy to pay more

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | March 2, 2011 | 9 Comments

Minnesota needs to solve its current state budget crisis justly by asking those with higher incomes to pay more in taxes to prevent the poor — already hit hard by the economic downturn — from having to bear more of the burden, said Father David McCauley, interim executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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