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Historic St. Joseph church sold for $1

Historic St. Joseph church sold for $1

| July 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

The building that served St. Joseph parish in Lexington for more than 100 years was sold for $1 to Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Association on July 25, said Father Kevin Clinton, pastor of St. Wenceslaus in New Prague and the five rural Catholic communities that St. Wenceslaus received as part of the strategic planning process.

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Shepherd’s shorn stubble cinches successful parish festival

Shepherd’s shorn stubble cinches successful parish festival

| Submitted by Rose Ann | July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Fr. Tom Balluff, pastor of the Church of St. Mary of Czestochowa in rural Delano, is a man who will make great sacrifices for his flock. And at the parish’s annual festival, he proved it once again.

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Heat, government shutdown felt at Dorothy Day and Sharing and Caring hands

Heat, government shutdown felt at Dorothy Day and Sharing and Caring hands

| July 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the midst of Minnesota’s massive heat wave, Mary Jo Copeland at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis and Gerry Lauer at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul said that they can’t blame the sweltering weather for the growing numbers of people coming in for help. However, the heat doesn’t help.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – July 21, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – July 21, 2011

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

“People were crying — for joy and probably also in sorrow for those who didn’t live to see this day happen.”
— Steve Hilbert, Africa policy adviser to the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and Peace, on the July 9 ceremony marking the new Republic of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan held in the capital city of Juba

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Tell us about your memories of 9/11

Tell us about your memories of 9/11

| July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit will publish a special section on Sept. 1 marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and we are seeking input from readers.

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Lundholm-Eades accepts national church management position

Lundholm-Eades accepts national church management position

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

After working in the archdiocese for 17 years, Jim Lundholm-Eades will leave his current position as parish services and planning director to take a similar position with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, based in Wash­ington, D.C., be­ginning next month.

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Parish Services Team member takes national education position

Parish Services Team member takes national education position

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Lori Dahlhoff, a member of the archdiocesan Parish Services Team, has accepted a position as executive director for the Department of Religious Education at the National Catholic Educational Association. Dahlhoff, who has served as director of catechesis, parish faith formation, RCIA and adult formation for the archdiocese for 10 years, will leave the archdiocese in […]

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In Kenya, Bishop Piché ordains deacon, confirms

In Kenya, Bishop Piché ordains deacon, confirms

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

It was a dream come true for Bishop Lee Piché.

As a boy, he imagined visiting the exotic places captured on National Geographic’s glossy pages.

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Catholic churches, institutions take precautions in heat, humidity

Catholic churches, institutions take precautions in heat, humidity

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked parishes if the excessive heat was impacting their parishioners or neighbors and what they are doing to help.

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Sweating for a cause

Sweating for a cause

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Heat halts parish Habitat project for first time in 8 years

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Danger and miracles accompanied nun on journey to perpetual vows

Danger and miracles accompanied nun on journey to perpetual vows

| By Susan Klemond The Catholic Spirit | July 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

Sister Jackie Nguyen, a recently professed Missionary Sister of St. Peter Claver, knows the power of prayer.

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Countdown to Madrid

Countdown to Madrid

| Kathryn Elliott For The Catholic Spirit | July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Justin Stroh first responded to the Holy Father’s call for an international gathering of youth by attending World Youth Day in Denver in 1993.

“Every time I’ve gone to World Youth Day, I’ve left with a deeper sense of love for my Catholic faith — it’s my identity, who I am as a son of the eternal Father in heaven who loves me,” he said.

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