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Family members come from near, far for Larpenteur reunion

Family members come from near, far for Larpenteur reunion

| By Julie Pfitzinger | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

When Marcia Kremer, a parishioner at Lumen Christi in St. Paul, first began assembling a chart of her mother’s family tree — descendants of a man named Louis Benoist Larpenteur — she reached a point where the monumental list of names filled an 83-foot-long spreadsheet.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 18, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 18, 2011

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

“All of us are praying for rain, but all we see are rain clouds in the distance. We never see any rain.”
— Msgr. John Anderson, vicar general for the Diocese of Las Cruces, N.M., regarding a “D4” level drought — the most intense level on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s scale — affecting most of Texas and significant portions of New Mexico and Oklahoma

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Local Catholic leaders attend lay ministry symposium

Local Catholic leaders attend lay ministry symposium

| By Pat Norby | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt sent Eric Pederson and Jennifer Smeby to the 2011 Collegeville National Lay Ecclesial Ministry Symposium to gather information and ideas on promoting excellence in ministry.

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Hair-raising feat at St. Maron’s

Hair-raising feat at St. Maron’s

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Sharbel Maroun’s Hair for Hope campaign ended in dramatic fashion Aug. 14 at St. Maron in Minneapolis. After going more than two years without a haircut, the church’s pastor got his locks trimmed in front of an audience of about 300.

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‘I had not seen that smile in three years!’

‘I had not seen that smile in three years!’

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt recalls impact of past World Youth Days, expresses hopes for Madrid

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Twins, Tigers & Twin Cities Catholics — Join the fun

Twins, Tigers & Twin Cities Catholics — Join the fun

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Already have tickets for the game? Join us for the picnic & bus ride only. Get your tickets today for the Friday, August 26 Basilica Night at Target Field.

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In scripture, prayer, theology, art and literature, Virgin Mary still sparks interest

In scripture, prayer, theology, art and literature, Virgin Mary still sparks interest

| August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

There is renewed interest in the Virgin Mary – her role in lives of faith, how to interpret references to her in scripture, how she is depicted in art and literature – enough to spark a second Mary in Our Day conference, this one in Duluth, Minn., held on the Feast of the Assumption, Aug. 15.

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Cretin-Derham Hall golfer above par at school

Cretin-Derham Hall golfer above par at school

| Julie Pfitzinger | August 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

At the age of 15, Celia Kuenster has already developed the kind of game that golfers more than three times her age have been striving to achieve on the course for years.

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Archdiocese says Holy Cross to retain Polish heritage

Archdiocese says Holy Cross to retain Polish heritage

| August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

While some 50 people protested the merger of northeast Minneapolis parishes Aug. 6 at the Cathedral of St. Paul and the archdiocesan chancery across St. Paul’s Summit Avenue, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis responded by attempting to straighten out the facts and alleviate parishioners’ fears.

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God takes Cathedral parishioner on wild ride to recovery from brain injury

God takes Cathedral parishioner on wild ride to recovery from brain injury

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

A month later, as she lay in an induced coma after a near-fatal traumatic brain injury suffered in a sledding accident, that hope — in the form of hundreds of words of prayer and encouragement — poured into her CaringBridge.org website from around the world and didn’t stop until after her final surgery just before Easter.

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Dishin’ it out at CatholicHotdish.com

Dishin’ it out at CatholicHotdish.com

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s a spoonful of the blogs and the sometimes meaty, sometimes juicy items being served up on www.CatholicHotdish.com.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 4, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – August 4, 2011

| August 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

“Contrary to popular belief . . . all youth want a challenge, they seek purpose and meaning in life; not an easy way to success or opting out of personal and public responsibility.”
— Leah Darrow, a former fashion model speaking July 25 in New York at an event sponsored by the Holy See’s permanent observer mission to the United Nations

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