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A new year, a new school

A new year, a new school

| September 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

The new school has 237 students in grades kindergarten to eight and 32 preschoolers. It is a cooperative effort bringing together kids from St. John Vianney in South St. Paul, St. Matthew and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes in St. Paul and St. Michael in West St. Paul, as well as 25 students from other area parishes.

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‘Church lady’ calls bringing Communion to homebound

‘Church lady’ calls bringing Communion to homebound

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The “church lady” came after all.
Beatrice, who suffers from memory loss, was living in a nursing home in West St. Paul when her family decided recently to move her to a new facility nearly 15 miles away.

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St. Catherine University announces Opus Prize finalists

St. Catherine University announces Opus Prize finalists

| August 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Three nonprofit organizations just took a giant step forward toward a $1 million prize.

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Father Jerome Janski served Minneapolis parish for 27 years

Father Jerome Janski served Minneapolis parish for 27 years

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father Jerome J. Janski, who retired from active ministry in 1992, died Aug. 8. He was 87.

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Minnesota native helps coordinate outreach to Syrian refugees

Minnesota native helps coordinate outreach to Syrian refugees

| August 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Kevin Hartigan says Catholic Relief Services is partnering with church agencies to provide food, medical and other assistance to war victims

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St. Olaf in Minneapolis to host conference on worship, music, homiletics

St. Olaf in Minneapolis to host conference on worship, music, homiletics

| Sara Kovach | August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Deacon Thomas Winninger and Lynn Trapp, a musician, composer and liturgist at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis, are combining their skills and talents to welcome church musicians, clergy and artists of liturgical environment to the Upper Midwest Conference on Worship, Music and Homiletics Sept. 28-29 at the church.

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Educators connect, learn from each other at statewide conference

Educators connect, learn from each other at statewide conference

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Webinars, podcasts and video conferences are among ways for educators to keep up on what’s happening in the field of education without leaving their schools.

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Bishop offers 10 points for transmitting faith today

Bishop offers 10 points for transmitting faith today

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Culture, family and parish life interact together in complex ways that affect the quality and depth of faith formation for children and adults, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas, told Catholic educators during his keynote address Aug. 21 at the Minnesota Catholic Education Association conference in Rochester.

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Catholic Charities helps immigrant youth legalize status

Catholic Charities helps immigrant youth legalize status

| August 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

Samir Barrera has always had a passion for music. He plays piano and practices every day in a studio he put together in his home.

Barrera, 28, is an undocumented immigrant from Honduras living in St. Paul, and he was beginning to think he would never be able to go to college and realize his dream of becoming a professional music producer — until recently.

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Sprinter leaves disability in the dust

Sprinter leaves disability in the dust

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Don’t let Krista Pylkki’s beaming smile fool you.

Beneath her wide grin and hearty laughter lies a fierce competitive spirit.

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Court reinstates original title of marriage amendment

Court reinstates original title of marriage amendment

| August 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

On Monday, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie “erred and exceeded his authority” in retitling ballot questions when he disagreed with how the Legislature had written them.

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Talking about the marriage amendment with family, friends

Talking about the marriage amendment with family, friends

| Barb Ernster for The Catholic Spirit | August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amendment supporter offers best approaches to take in current debate

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