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Congratulations, 2017 graduates

Congratulations, 2017 graduates

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is highlighting three students who credit their Catholic education with providing opportunities to help them learn about the world, serve others and grow in their faith.

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Former orphan shows gratitude through service

Former orphan shows gratitude through service

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carlos McMerty-Brummer’s memories of his native Honduras are vivid. He remembers the five houses that made up the orphanage he entered as a baby in 1998 and the presence of two American missionaries who would alter the course of his life.

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Lifelong Vis student faces health challenges with community by her side

Lifelong Vis student faces health challenges with community by her side

| Anne Fredrickson | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

“I’ve been very grateful that I was raised in a faith-filled community, because it’s been really helpful to have my faith to turn back to. Many times when I’ve wondered why this is happening to me, I’ve always been able to turn to God, to know he has a plan and is looking over me,” Daniewicz said.

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Faith and family guide college-bound entrepreneur

Faith and family guide college-bound entrepreneur

| Sharon Wilson | May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Entrepreneurship is not new to her. At age 15, Arevalo started her own business choreographing quinceañeras to support her family. She said the experience taught her the value of hard work, money management and using her time wisely.

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Pope asks council for evangelization to oversee Catholic shrines

Pope asks council for evangelization to oversee Catholic shrines

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Highlighting Catholic shrines’ potential to strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw people to Christianity, Pope Francis transferred responsibility for coordinating the activity of shrines to the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.

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Priest: Catholics can encounter Jesus in their own ‘Upper Room’

Priest: Catholics can encounter Jesus in their own ‘Upper Room’

| Mark Zimmermann | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Places in the Bible can seem distant and remote, separated from us by thousands of miles and years.

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Silent retreats can help form daily prayer habits

Silent retreats can help form daily prayer habits

| Sarah Moon | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2013, Jim Reinhardt built a cabin in western Wisconsin to have an office space near southeast Minnesota, where he often works with clients who’ve been injured on a job. But Reinhardt, who attends Holy Family in St. Louis Park, also shares the cabin with family and friends, and uses it to spend quiet time with God.

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Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

| Katie Breidenbach | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks up each one and covers the back in glue.

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Don’t procrastinate on faith, live today, pope says

Don’t procrastinate on faith, live today, pope says

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to renew their faithfulness to God every day and not procrastinate when it comes to their own personal conversion, Pope Francis said.

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2017 Senior Housing Guide

2017 Senior Housing Guide

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Looking for senior housing, memory care or other services? The Catholic Spirit brings a selection of them to you in this annual guide.

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Financial adviser: Don’t wait to put a plan in place

Financial adviser: Don’t wait to put a plan in place

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

John Tetzloff has served many people in his 20 years at St. Paul-based Catholic United Financial. As an advanced case specialist and trainer, he meets with about 100 families every year about estate planning and charitable giving. But one particular couple stands out in his mind.

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Foundations seen as way for dioceses to fund local needs

Foundations seen as way for dioceses to fund local needs

| Mark Pattison | March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

More U.S. dioceses are turning to foundations to help meet their financial and fundraising priorities. And foundation executives in the diocesan realm believe they’ve only begun to tap into the potential for these gifts.

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