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For woman with cerebral palsy, parish is joyful stop on faith journey

For woman with cerebral palsy, parish is joyful stop on faith journey

| Susan Klemond | August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Almost every day Terry Adamson takes a Metro Mobility bus from her New Hope apartment to St. Joseph in West St. Paul. When she arrives, fellow parishioners are drawn to her joyful, loving presence.

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Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous at first, it is possible God could use that proposal to bring healing and holiness, Pope Francis said.

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Speaker explains risks, impact of elder financial exploitation

Speaker explains risks, impact of elder financial exploitation

| Jennifer Janikula | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

U.S. seniors lose more than $2.9 billion every year to greedy financial predators, said Iris Freeman, co-founder and president of the Minnesota Elder Justice Center, who presented at Holy Name of Jesus in Wayzata April 21.

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The difference between growing up and growing old

The difference between growing up and growing old

| Erick Rommel | April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

There was a person with a young child who declared that she couldn’t find her keys. The 4-year-old, precocious as only a child can be, said, “I’ll find them for you for $5.”

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A push for funding: care centers doing more with less

A push for funding: care centers doing more with less

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic nursing homes cite staff shortages, aging baby boomers as imminent challenges

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Women religious show by example how to age gracefully

Women religious show by example how to age gracefully

| Sarah Hinds | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The lives of religious sisters not only offer an example of holy living, but also healthy aging, according to recent studies.

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Pope Benedict has no regret, doubt about decision to retire, aide says

Pope Benedict has no regret, doubt about decision to retire, aide says

| Carol Glatz | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has never doubted or regretted his decision to resign, knowing it was the right thing to do for the good of the church, said Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household and personal secretary to the retired pope.

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At 83, nun’s ‘great spirituality’ keeps her going

At 83, nun’s ‘great spirituality’ keeps her going

| Nancy Wiechec | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sister Shiosee is a striking example of Catholic faith prospering in the indigenous communities of this land, where Church history has been marked by ups and downs.

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Parishioners train to understand, care for those with dementia

Parishioners train to understand, care for those with dementia

| Susan Klemond | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members of St. Paul parishes have embraced Gospel values of caring for the sick this year by receiving training to understand those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as part of a neighborhood-based program.

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Nativity parishioners inspired to help those with dementia

Nativity parishioners inspired to help those with dementia

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nativity parishioners are getting involved in a community training program called Dementia Friends to learn how to better understand and care for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

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Markets in Vienna offer taste of Old World Christmas

Markets in Vienna offer taste of Old World Christmas

| Cristina Muller | December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tucked behind the Austrian capital’s well known Museumsquartier — a complex of art, natural history and cultural museums — is a little side street Christmas market called Spittelberg.

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The depth in finality

The depth in finality

| Erick Rommel | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thumbing through the book, “Famous Last Words,” I realized those words have importance, not because they were final but because, in many cases, they provided a better life summary than any biography.

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