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St. Francis Xavier pastor named Minnesota Senate chaplain

St. Francis Xavier pastor named Minnesota Senate chaplain

| January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father David Hennen, pastor of St. Francis Xavier in Buffalo, is the new Minnesota Senate chaplain.

Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch (R-Buffalo), who nominated Father Hennen for the position, is a long-time parishioner at St. Francis Xavier, where she serves as a lector and eucharistic minister, Father Hennen said.

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Haiti after the earthquake, CRS videos

Haiti after the earthquake, CRS videos

| January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Haiti One Year – Leading A Normal Life After the Earthquake

» You Helped Haiti, You Helped Me

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One year after Haiti quake, rebuilding is slow but faith strong

One year after Haiti quake, rebuilding is slow but faith strong

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nearly a year after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti took the lives of as many as 300,000 people and left more than a million injured or homeless, growth is best measured by the Haitians’ hope for their country rather than the country’s infrastructure, even as they continue to suffer from a cholera outbreak, according to local Catholics who have visited the small island nation since the disaster.

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From death to life

From death to life

| January 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

The 34-year-old man rose from the couch in the living room. On his way out, he paused to exchange friendly words with a woman seated near him.

He whispered in her ear and kissed her on the cheek. Then, he looked at her and smiled, and kissed her again.

An outsider might have thought the older woman who received this affection was his mother. And, in fact, she is a mother of sorts to this man.

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Trojans triumph

Trojans triumph

| December 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Senior guard Tanner Helgren of Wayzata High School dribbles past junior guard Cortez Tillman (10) and senior guard Raijon Kelly of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul during the championship game of The Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament Dec. 30

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Obstructed view

Obstructed view

| December 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Junior forward Dakari Davison of St. Agnes High School in St. Paul finds himself hemmed in by senior forward Ben Meyer of Totino-Grace High School in Fridley as he drives to the basket during first-round action in The Catholic Spirit Christmas Basketball Tournament

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Leadership transition

Leadership transition

| December 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Jesuit Father Thomas Krettek, left, conducts the missioning of Father Tim Manatt, right, as new president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis during an all-school liturgy Dec. 16 at the school. Father Manatt replaces Father David Haschka, center, current president and founder of the school. Father Krettek is the provincial of the Wisconsin Province. All three priests are Jesuits.

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Pro-life charity hoops with middle schools boys

Pro-life charity hoops with middle schools boys

| December 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

St. Mark School in St. Paul will host a benefit basketball tournament for seventh and eighth grade boys from Thursday, Dec. 30, through Sunday, Jan. 2, at the school’s gymnasium, 1983 Dayton Ave.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 16, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 16, 2010

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

We are the privileged generation that is going to be voting and laying a strong foundation. We need to help instill pride in being a nation and help people understand that they have a God-given right to be free.”
— Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio, Sudan

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St. Joan of Arc parishioners rally around Iraqi family

St. Joan of Arc parishioners rally around Iraqi family

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

On a snowy night in the Twin Cities, Shaymaa Hasan stepped outside the door of a south Minneapolis home to watch the flakes fall gently from the sky.

She leaned out through the doorway and cupped her hands together to catch the snow. As the flakes landed, her face lit up and she squealed with delight.

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Project Christmas gives Risen Christ families gift of dignity

Project Christmas gives Risen Christ families gift of dignity

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Every year at this time, Helen Dahl­man’s office and conference room at Risen Christ School in Min­neapolis looks like a cross between a retail store and a consignment shop.

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Dancers kick it up a notch for charity at Catholic Jamboree

Dancers kick it up a notch for charity at Catholic Jamboree

| Julie Pfitzinger | December 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Seven high school dance teams participated in an event that took the focus away from competition and put it squarely on compassion during the Dec. 4 Cath­olic Jam­bo­ree at Benilde-St. Mar­ga­ret’s in St. Louis Park.

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