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Catholics need imagination to address globalized world, journalist says

Catholics need imagination to address globalized world, journalist says

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Journalist John Allen was working toward a doctorate in Scripture when he started writing about religion for news publications. “I found I could be paid to write about religion without using footnotes and without using ancient languages by doing it as a journalist,” he quipped. Allen left graduate school to become one of the most respected Catholic news reporters and analysts while covering the last 10 years of Pope John Paul II’s papacy at the Vatican.

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Marriage catechesis remains archdiocesan priority in wake of DVD controversy

Marriage catechesis remains archdiocesan priority in wake of DVD controversy

| November 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

It’s been six weeks since the Minnesota bishops mailed 400,000 DVDs to Minnesota Catholics opposing same-sex marriage.

The mailing, which explained the church’s teaching on marriage and urged Catholics to support an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman, received praise as well as criticism.

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Alveda King tells about personal pain of abortion

Alveda King tells about personal pain of abortion

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

Alveda King, the niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., said she has revealed family secrets regarding abortion dur­ing personal testimonies and in print ever since 1983, when she “became born again.”

King, 60, recently told some of her story in a telephone interview with The Cath­o­lic Spirit. She will reveal more during a keynote speech at a benefit gala for the University Life­Care Cen­ter on Thursday, Nov. 8., she said. (See the article on this page.)

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Cemetery, families share monument care responsibility

Cemetery, families share monument care responsibility

| November 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul has received more than 200 calls inquiring about sinking grave markers since WCCO’s I-TEAM investigated the phenomenon in early October.

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500 join archbishop to close 40 Days for Life

500 join archbishop to close 40 Days for Life

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

The 40 Days for Life closing prayer session at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Oct. 31.

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You’ve read our pages, now come to our party

You’ve read our pages, now come to our party

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s The Great Catholic Get-Together of 2010 – and you’re invited!

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of your Catholic newspaper, get a peek at what’s on the horizon for The Catholic Spirit, and give yourself a fresh start in a new year and a new day in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Catholic schools refuse to cower to bullies

Catholic schools refuse to cower to bullies

| November 3, 2010 | 7 Comments

The horrors of bullying came alive for Jodee Blanco in the 1970s, when she became a victim in the fifth grade. It turned nasty two years later, when a group of students became her tormentors.

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Raking in funds for education

Raking in funds for education

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Send us your original and personal prayer

Send us your original and personal prayer

| November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Members of The Catholic Spirit staff and board of directors will select a variety of entries to include in The Catholic Spirit Book of Prayer, a new project we’ll be producing just in time to help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of our archdiocesan newspaper during 2011.

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Finances force St. Mary’s Home closure

Finances force St. Mary’s Home closure

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

St. Mary’s Home, a Catholic-affiliated senior housing facility in St. Paul, will close at the end of the year due to financial challenges, its parent organization, Franciscan Health Community, announced Oct. 20.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 4, 2010

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – November 4, 2010

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

“If you’re looking for hope and change, you’ll find a lot of both in the direction of Rome. It’s the best kind of hope because it offers forever and the best kind of change because it happens in your own life.” — Mary Matalin

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Little Sisters of the Poor honor Archbishop Harry Flynn with award

Little Sisters of the Poor honor Archbishop Harry Flynn with award

| November 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn has always been close to the Little Sisters of the Poor. When he was pastor of St. Ambrose parish in Latham, N.Y., the Little Sisters maintained a home on the property for elderly persons in need. It was the same home his aunt — at the time, the last living member […]

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