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Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Bishop Lee Piché presided at the “Blue Mass,” a Mass of thanksgiving and remembrance to honor police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel, Sept. 11 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The event honors those that serve the community and those that have died in the line of duty.

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Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities

| Gina Dolski | September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Shelly Johnston does a reading during the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities Sept. 12 at St. Paul Seminary’s St. Mary’s chapel.

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Poverty rises: Can Catholic Charities keep up?

Poverty rises: Can Catholic Charities keep up?

| September 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Every day, Danquita Harris, 11, en­­courages her dad, Mark Harris, to pray: Pray for a job and a place of their own to live. Mark is struggling to find work that fits into Danquita’s school sched­ule, which runs from about 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ramsey County requires children to be with their parents at […]

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Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

| September 23, 2010

“As the chief pastor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, I am writing to let you know of an important development that, if suc­cessful, will pro­foundly im­pact families throughout Min­nesota,” Arch­bishop John Nienstedt wrote in a letter to Cath­olics in the archdiocese. “That is, the or­gan­ized effort to re­define marriage in our state.”

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Celebrating a partnership

Celebrating a partnership

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Visiting youth from Jesucristo Resucitado parish in San Felix, Venezuela danced with youth from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis during the 40th anniversary celebration of the archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission

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Father Wilfrid Upson served poor, alcoholics

Father Wilfrid Upson served poor, alcoholics

| September 23, 2010 | 0 Comments

Oblate Father Wilfrid Upson, 80, died Sept. 5 at St. John’s Hospital in Maple­wood. Father Upson served in the archdiocese as pastor of St. Mary in downtown St. Paul from 1976 to 1985. In 1998, he became a resident at St. Casimir in St. Paul and a pastoral volunteer at the Union Gospel Mission. He was noted throughout his priesthood for working with alcoholics and the poorest of the poor. For the past two years, he was a resident at the Cerenity Center in St. Paul.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 23, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 23, 2010

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

“We need to have the courage to place our deepest hopes in God alone, not in money, in a career, in worldly success or in our relationships with others, but in God. Only he can satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts.”

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Singing the praises of new space

Singing the praises of new space

| September 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

Teacher Terry Voss leads his students in song in the new choral music classroom at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley. It is part of the new addition and renovation that was recently completed and dedicated by Archbishop John Nienstedt on Sept. 10.

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Answering call of the Wild

Answering call of the Wild

| September 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Peter Best, a 10th-grader at Benilde-St. Margaret School in St. Louis Park, presented Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom with his new mask for the coming season Sept. 18 at the Xcel Energy Center.

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New website offers more than just a sharper look

New website offers more than just a sharper look

| September 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

If you’ve visited TheCatholicSpirit.com since Sept. 10, you’ve likely noticed it received a makeover.

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She loves to make them smile

She loves to make them smile

| Susan Klemond - For The Catholic Spirit | September 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

Of all the kids she encounters at Burnsville High School, Patti Durham has gotten to know some special ones.

During the past five years, she’s spent her study hall time at school working with severely handicapped peers, who, she said, have shown her more about what it means to be pro-life.

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Catholic Charities names co-CEO

Catholic Charities names co-CEO

| September 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

The board of directors of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has named Robert K. Spinner as co-CEO to share responsibility and authority with CEO Paul Martodam.

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