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Savage youth count blessings in midst of bus tragedy

Savage youth count blessings in midst of bus tragedy

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

What could have been a terrible tragedy involving a bus full of youth from St. John the Baptist in Savage instead had the marks of divine intervention thanks to a quick-thinking youth leader who’d never driven a bus before and an amazing set of circumstances.

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12 Catholic business leaders to receive annual award

12 Catholic business leaders to receive annual award

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A marketer, a high school principal and a cable television executive are among the dozen Catholics chosen to receive the 2011 Leading With Faith Awards from The Catholic Spirit.

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Father Moorman, 89, served Holy Family

Father Moorman, 89, served Holy Family

| August 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

He was born Aug. 27, 1921, and ordained for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis June 8, 1946.

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Father Gannon, 96, was ordained at 60

Father Gannon, 96, was ordained at 60

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

He studied for the priesthood after raising six children with his wife, Arlene, who died in 1970. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on June 29, 1975.

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Charity care still priority, despite cuts to hospitals

Charity care still priority, despite cuts to hospitals

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

A bruised but brave Thao Nguyen, 14, met with The Catholic Spirit less than 24 hours after Dr. Joseph Skow performed plastic surgery on her face at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul.

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Early Catholic learning program gets top grades from parents, kids

Early Catholic learning program gets top grades from parents, kids

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the mother of a young son named Jared, now almost 3 years old, Laura Templin-Howk welcomed the chance to join the Early Catholic Family Life program at St. Joseph in Waconia last fall.

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‘Gone, but . . . always in our hearts’

‘Gone, but . . . always in our hearts’

| August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Memorial offers family from St. Joseph, Rosemount, spot to gather

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To hell and back

To hell and back

| August 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Priest describes life as an Army combat chaplain

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Visitation students learn from Kenya mission trip

Visitation students learn from Kenya mission trip

| July 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Our school motto is Non Scholae, Sed Vitae — ‘Not for school, but for life,’” Arnstein wrote. “Every day, I saw our students live out this motto in the way they opened their minds and hearts to what was, in many ways, a challenging experience.

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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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