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Fallen Navy SEAL honored for life and service

Fallen Navy SEAL honored for life and service

| By Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Remembered as brave, selfless, disciplined and determined, Navy SEAL Nick Spehar of Chisago City was laid to rest Friday following a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul honoring the life of the 24-year-old soldier.

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Video – Community garden at St. Therese helps local food shelf

Video – Community garden at St. Therese helps local food shelf

| August 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

St. Therese parish in Deephaven hosts a community garden that provides fresh produce for the local food shelf.

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State Fair’s Epiphany Diner to serve last meal

State Fair’s Epiphany Diner to serve last meal

| August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

After nearly half a century of serving its famous turkey and meatloaf dinners to hungry Minnesota State Fair-goers, Epiphany in Coon Rapids has announced that this will be Epiphany Diner’s final year at the fair.

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Deacon sees ‘overwhelming need’ in Ethiopia

Deacon sees ‘overwhelming need’ in Ethiopia

| Deacon Bill Heiman | August 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

It has been said that Ethiopians’ tolerance for suffering would amaze even the hardest of hearts.

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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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