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Three parishes share stewardship success stories

Three parishes share stewardship success stories

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholics understand stewardship as a way of life — as an opportunity and responsibility to receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.

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Archdiocese’s chancellor for civil affairs to retire

Archdiocese’s chancellor for civil affairs to retire

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Andrew J. Eisenzimmer, chancellor for civil affairs and legal counsel for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 2005, is retiring, effective Dec. 31.

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Priest will run on his birthday to raise money for parish school

Priest will run on his birthday to raise money for parish school

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father Erik Lundgren of Divine Mercy in Faribault has an unusual idea for celebrating his birthday.

He wants to run a marathon. It just so happens that his birthday falls on the day of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Q&A with the archbishop

Q&A with the archbishop

| Jennifer Janikula | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archdiocesan Youth Day provided an opportunity for young Catholics to get to know more about Archbishop John Nienstedt. The teenagers were encouraged to pull out their cell phones and text questions to him.

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Every Christian called to be an evangelist

Every Christian called to be an evangelist

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt’s new pastoral letter stresses need for Catholics to grow in faith, share it with others

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Civil War soldier’s grave rededicated

Civil War soldier’s grave rededicated

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

A commemoration and rededication ceremony was held Sept. 22 at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul at the grave of Pvt. Edmund Sampare, a Catholic who was a member of the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters and was killed Sept. 17, 1862, during the Civil War in the Battle of Antietam in Maryland.

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Epiphany School students mourn loss of ‘Miss B’

Epiphany School students mourn loss of ‘Miss B’

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

At a school pep fest last Friday, the associate principal at Epiphany School in Coon Rapids, known as “Miss?B,” wore her usual outfit — pink wig, pink feathered boa and large, pink sunglasses.

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Gift of personal Bible inspires students

Gift of personal Bible inspires students

| Christina Capecchi | September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Freshmen at Visitation School in Mendota Heights received a special gift from the religion department on the second day of the school year: their own Bibles.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 27, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – September 27, 2012

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Lord knows there are plenty of Good Fridays in our lives . . . but they will not prevail. Easter will. As we Irish claim, ‘Life is all about loving, living, and laughing, not about hating, dying, and moaning.’”

— Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, talking Sept. 14 at Fordham University in New York with television comedian Stephen Colbert about faith, humor and spirituality

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Kitui, Kenya partnership

Kitui, Kenya partnership

| September 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Delegation visits Sept. 27 to Oct. 9

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St. Agnes School, Providence Academy named to honor roll

St. Agnes School, Providence Academy named to honor roll

| September 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

The Cardinal Newman Society recognized the schools for excellence in academics, civic education and Catholic identity.

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Msgr. Lavin — AKA ‘Scooter’ — lives in the hearts of St. Thomas alums

Msgr. Lavin — AKA ‘Scooter’ — lives in the hearts of St. Thomas alums

| September 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

When The Catholic Spirit put out a call for anecdotes about the late Father James M. “Scooter” Lavin, graduates of St. Thomas recalled fondly the priest who was a fixture in the Ireland Hall dormitory, on the St. Paul campus and across the Twin Cities.

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