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A taste of rural life

A taste of rural life

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crowd of about 200 gathers to celebrate Rural Life Sunday June 22 on the farm of Vernon and Elaine Rosckes of Watertown.

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Catholic Spirit wins news awards

Catholic Spirit wins news awards

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit garnered three first-place awards, two second places, a third place and a cluster of honorable mentions in the annual newspaper competition of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

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Saint Agnes gets donation of $10 million plus, will use to build new activities center

Saint Agnes gets donation of $10 million plus, will use to build new activities center

| June 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

While things were gloomy and rainy outside on June 19, the atmosphere was sunny inside the gym at Saint Agnes School in St. Paul, where students, parents, teachers and other supporters gathered to celebrate an announcement made by staff member Jean Houghton, director of constituent relations.

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Mix of sadness, excitement as two schools become one

Mix of sadness, excitement as two schools become one

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though there were tears and hugs as the school year came to an end at St. Pius X School in White Bear Lake, there also was excitement for the new regional school that will take its place.

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Pentecost plus: Holy Spirit feast draws two into the Church

Pentecost plus: Holy Spirit feast draws two into the Church

| June 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

On Pentecost Sunday, Bob and Mary Johnson proudly came down the center aisle and took their place in the front two pews. This was a special day for the group, with two of the Johnsons’ clients stepping forward to be received into the Catholic Church.

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Latino parishes celebrate confirmation

Latino parishes celebrate confirmation

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Cathedral of St. Paul was packed to the limit June 14, as friends and families gathered to witness the confirmation of 334 youth and young adults from the 14 Latino parishes in the archdiocese. Bishop Andrew Cozzens was the presider.

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Catholic schools superintendent’s contract extended

Catholic schools superintendent’s contract extended

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has extended its contract with Jill Reilly and changed her title to superintendent of Catholic schools.

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New committee begins school sustainability study

New committee begins school sustainability study

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amid rising costs and enrollment challenges, a new committee is examining the issues and needs of the archdiocese’s Catholic schools in order to enhance academic excellence and provide access to all families that desire a Catholic education for their children.

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Twin Cities natives ordained

Twin Cities natives ordained

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Benedictine brother ordained to priesthood
Minneapolis native ordained Jesuit priest

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Two saints, two sons inspire liturgical art at Savage parish

Two saints, two sons inspire liturgical art at Savage parish

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

For the Rasmussen and Schwartz families of St. John the Baptist in Savage, Pentecost Sunday not only celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit, but also the long-awaited arrival of two life-size liturgical icons portraying St. Kateri Tekakwitha and Redemptorist priest Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos.

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Married couples gather to celebrate, renew vows

Married couples gather to celebrate, renew vows

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt honored married couples, especially those celebrating 25 years, and 50 years or more, during the annual Marriage Day Celebration June 7 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Overhead – June 19, 2014

Overhead – June 19, 2014

| June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I cannot greet a nation and tell it that I love it from inside a sardine can, even one made of glass. For me that is a wall. It’s true that something can happen to me, but let’s be realistic, at my age I don’t have much to lose.”

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