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Minnesota musicians behind Church’s liturgical shift featured in documentary

Minnesota musicians behind Church’s liturgical shift featured in documentary

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

When the Catholic Church needed new liturgical music to fulfill the Second Vatican Council’s call for “full, conscious and active participation” by laity at Mass, composers, lyricists and Minnesota musicians heeded the call.

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Archbishop says morality clauses are about upholding mission of church

Archbishop says morality clauses are about upholding mission of church

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone told a group of California legislators that he respects their right “to employ or not employ whomever you wish to advance your mission” and expects the same in return.

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Renaissance horns enhance Rose Ensemble’s Spanish requiem

Renaissance horns enhance Rose Ensemble’s Spanish requiem

| Melenie Soucheray for The Catholic Spirit | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lent is a time of prayer, penance and sacrifice in preparation for the resurrection of Christ on Easter. The Rose Ensemble, an award-winning vocal group, will provide the season’s soundtrack.

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Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

| Carol Glatz | February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Real fasting isn’t just restricting food choices, it must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in one’s life for those in need and those who have sinned and need healing, Pope Francis said.

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Chinese New Year, with a Catholic twist

Chinese New Year, with a Catholic twist

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

This display was put up at St. Anne/St. Joseph Hien in Minneapolis in honor of the Chinese New Year.

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Texas judge blocks DAPA, DACA expansion; administration to appeal

Texas judge blocks DAPA, DACA expansion; administration to appeal

| Patricia Zapor | February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A little more than one day before an expansion was to take effect in a deferred deportation program known as DACA, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Obama administration’s effort.

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Women come together for first WINE conference

Women come together for first WINE conference

| By Susan Klemond | February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a cold St. Valentine’s Day, organizers of a new Catholic women’s conference at Epiphany in Coon Rapids did their best to set the hearts of close to 1,000 women on fire for Christ and to encourage them to share his love with others.

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How do you live the #SpiritOfLent?

How do you live the #SpiritOfLent?

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit wants to see how you live the “Spirit of Lent” by sharing on Instagram.

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A new approach to responsible investing

A new approach to responsible investing

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to integrate investing with Catholic social justice principles highlighted at Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota’s annual conference

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Archbishop answers FAQs on assets, creditors and potential property sales

Archbishop answers FAQs on assets, creditors and potential property sales

| Archbishop John Nienstedt for The Catholic Spirit | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Did the archdiocese create organizations like the CSAF to protect its assets from creditors during the Reorganization process?

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Assisted suicide making way in states, courts

Assisted suicide making way in states, courts

| Mark Pattison | February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Assisted suicide is legal in only four states currently, but several other jurisdictions are considering passing legislation to legalize the practice.

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Focolare members united by desire to love God, neighbors

Focolare members united by desire to love God, neighbors

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a young college graduate considering the priesthood in the 1970s, Emery Koenig saw an ad from the international Catholic movement Focolare offering a concerete way to live out the Gospel.

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