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Video – Sights of World Youth Day, Madrid

Video – Sights of World Youth Day, Madrid

| August 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Numbered in the millions, Catholic youth from around the globe gathered in Madrid

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Traditionalist leader is called to attend talks with Vatican officials

Traditionalist leader is called to attend talks with Vatican officials

| Carol Glatz | August 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

The head of a group of traditionalist Catholics will meet with the Vatican Sept. 14 to continue a series of doctrinal discussions.

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You can be there to cheer 2011 Leading With Faith Award winners

You can be there to cheer 2011 Leading With Faith Award winners

| August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Reserve a seat or reserve a table to add your applause when 12 Catholic business people receive The Catholic Spirit’s Leading With Faith Award for 2011.

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Fallen Navy SEAL honored for life and service

Fallen Navy SEAL honored for life and service

| By Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Remembered as brave, selfless, disciplined and determined, Navy SEAL Nick Spehar of Chisago City was laid to rest Friday following a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul honoring the life of the 24-year-old soldier.

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Video – Community garden at St. Therese helps local food shelf

Video – Community garden at St. Therese helps local food shelf

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Therese parish in Deephaven hosts a community garden that provides fresh produce for the local food shelf.

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State Fair’s Epiphany Diner to serve last meal

State Fair’s Epiphany Diner to serve last meal

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

After nearly half a century of serving its famous turkey and meatloaf dinners to hungry Minnesota State Fair-goers, Epiphany in Coon Rapids has announced that this will be Epiphany Diner’s final year at the fair.

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Deacon sees ‘overwhelming need’ in Ethiopia

Deacon sees ‘overwhelming need’ in Ethiopia

| Deacon Bill Heiman | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

It has been said that Ethiopians’ tolerance for suffering would amaze even the hardest of hearts.

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Family members come from near, far for Larpenteur reunion

Family members come from near, far for Larpenteur reunion

| By Julie Pfitzinger | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Marcia Kremer, a parishioner at Lumen Christi in St. Paul, first began assembling a chart of her mother’s family tree — descendants of a man named Louis Benoist Larpenteur — she reached a point where the monumental list of names filled an 83-foot-long spreadsheet.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 18, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 18, 2011

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

“All of us are praying for rain, but all we see are rain clouds in the distance. We never see any rain.”
— Msgr. John Anderson, vicar general for the Diocese of Las Cruces, N.M., regarding a “D4” level drought — the most intense level on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s scale — affecting most of Texas and significant portions of New Mexico and Oklahoma

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Local Catholic leaders attend lay ministry symposium

Local Catholic leaders attend lay ministry symposium

| By Pat Norby | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt sent Eric Pederson and Jennifer Smeby to the 2011 Collegeville National Lay Ecclesial Ministry Symposium to gather information and ideas on promoting excellence in ministry.

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Hair-raising feat at St. Maron’s

Hair-raising feat at St. Maron’s

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Sharbel Maroun’s Hair for Hope campaign ended in dramatic fashion Aug. 14 at St. Maron in Minneapolis. After going more than two years without a haircut, the church’s pastor got his locks trimmed in front of an audience of about 300.

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‘I had not seen that smile in three years!’

‘I had not seen that smile in three years!’

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt recalls impact of past World Youth Days, expresses hopes for Madrid

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