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In Kenya, Bishop Piché ordains deacon, confirms

In Kenya, Bishop Piché ordains deacon, confirms

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

It was a dream come true for Bishop Lee Piché.

As a boy, he imagined visiting the exotic places captured on National Geographic’s glossy pages.

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Catholic churches, institutions take precautions in heat, humidity

Catholic churches, institutions take precautions in heat, humidity

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked parishes if the excessive heat was impacting their parishioners or neighbors and what they are doing to help.

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Sweating for a cause

Sweating for a cause

| July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Heat halts parish Habitat project for first time in 8 years

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Danger and miracles accompanied nun on journey to perpetual vows

Danger and miracles accompanied nun on journey to perpetual vows

| By Susan Klemond The Catholic Spirit | July 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

Sister Jackie Nguyen, a recently professed Missionary Sister of St. Peter Claver, knows the power of prayer.

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Countdown to Madrid

Countdown to Madrid

| Kathryn Elliott For The Catholic Spirit | July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

Justin Stroh first responded to the Holy Father’s call for an international gathering of youth by attending World Youth Day in Denver in 1993.

“Every time I’ve gone to World Youth Day, I’ve left with a deeper sense of love for my Catholic faith — it’s my identity, who I am as a son of the eternal Father in heaven who loves me,” he said.

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Russell Connors was a prolific author and theology professor

Russell Connors was a prolific author and theology professor

| July 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Russell Connors, a prolific author and theology professor at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, died July 5.

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Passing along hope to people in need

Passing along hope to people in need

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Niya Irving greeted Kassandra Himes and her five children with a warm smile as they entered the large auditorium in the basement of Saint Paul RiverCentre June 28. Himes, a single mother who moved to St. Paul from Chicago in April, was in need of help.

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Time’s a wastin’

Time’s a wastin’

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The honor of receiving this award in 2007 still humbles me,” Mc­Govern noted in a letter to the newspaper, “and I strive to remain worthy of it.”

Hurry: The deadline is approaching — July 22.

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Catholic Spirit blogs served up on new site

Catholic Spirit blogs served up on new site

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit launched a new blog site with a distinctly Minnesota flavor: CatholicHotdish.com.

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Get a good read — on what’s happening at local Catholic bookstores

Get a good read — on what’s happening at local Catholic bookstores

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | July 6, 2011 | 4 Comments

The Catholic Spirit contacted a few local Catholic bookstores to see how owners and employees are meeting the challenge of today’s market.

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A time for adoration

A time for adoration

| July 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

60 hours of eucharistic adoration in honor of the pope’s 60th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood.

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Cathedral fundraising effort cuts debt in half

Cathedral fundraising effort cuts debt in half

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

A $12.5 million debt left over from the Cathedral of St. Paul’s exterior restorations a decade ago has been cut in half, according to archdiocesan officials.

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