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Governor closes public schools Jan. 6 due to bitter cold

Governor closes public schools Jan. 6 due to bitter cold

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parents should check with their Catholic schools for closure information

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Rediscover: Second year will focus on prayer

Rediscover: Second year will focus on prayer

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Year two of the Rediscover: initiative kicks off next month with a new speakers series focused on its 2014 theme of prayer. A prayer experience, “Cor Jesu” (Latin for “Heart of Jesus”) follows in the spring.

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Couple’s plight spotlights need for immigration reform

Couple’s plight spotlights need for immigration reform

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Susan and her 8-year-old daughter drove from Minnesota to Laredo, Mexico, for a Christmastime family reunion. But, it was a bittersweet occasion.

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Overheard – January 2, 2014

Overheard – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Let us allow our hearts to be touched, let us allow ourselves to be warmed by the tenderness of God; we need his caress.”

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In Pictures – January 2, 2014

In Pictures – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

CHRISTMAS EVE MASS
SAFE HAVEN

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Two priests take leaves of absence while incidents reviewed

Two priests take leaves of absence while incidents reviewed

| December 29, 2013

Father Mark Wehmann and Father Joseph Gallatin have agreed to take leaves of absence from active ministry pending the conclusion of a review of incidents involving inappropriate conduct with minors.

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Catholic Charities plans Dorothy Day Center expansion

Catholic Charities plans Dorothy Day Center expansion

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Dorothy Day Center announced plans Dec. 20 to build a larger shelter and a housing development as well as a connection center offering various services. It will also work to add permanent affordable housing in St. Paul.

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Priest wrongly pictured among those from list

Priest wrongly pictured among those from list

| December 18, 2013 | 6 Comments

Father Patrick James Ryan, an archdiocesan priest who retired in 2008, was wrongly pictured on the photo board Attorney Jeff Anderson, of Jeff Anderson & Associates PA, displayed during a Dec. 5 press conference in St. Paul.

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Overheard – December 19, 2013

Overheard – December 19, 2013

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Being humble, in fact, doesn’t mean being unhappy with oneself or recognizing one’s wretchedness, or, to some extent, one’s own smallness. It’s looking at God first before oneself and measuring the abyss that separates the finite from the infinite. The more people see this, the more they become humble.”

— Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the papal household, giving the second of his 2013 Advent reflections to the pope and his closest aides Dec. 13

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In Pictures

In Pictures

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

FEAST DAY PERFORMANCE
JOY AMID THE RUBBLE

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Thrift store planned in St. Paul to benefit those in need

Thrift store planned in St. Paul to benefit those in need

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | December 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

Shawreh Htayliphu, a native of Myanmar — formerly known as Burma — was forced out of his war-torn home in 1995 because government troops had burned down the village where he lived.

He fled to Thailand and lived in a refugee camp until 2009, when he was able to resettle in the United States.

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What should parents say to kids about clergy sexual abuse?

What should parents say to kids about clergy sexual abuse?

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anyone responsible for children knows the delicate balance of nurturer, protector and teacher. But when it comes to what children might hear in the news — recently, the topic of clergy sexual abuse of minors — some parents wonder how to keep them informed while protecting their innocence and not frightening them unnecessarily.

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