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Principal’s bittersweet departure highlights rural joys, challenges

Principal’s bittersweet departure highlights rural joys, challenges

| November 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

At Most Holy Reedemer in Montgomery, a higher percentage of students come from farm families than at most Catholic schools in the archdiocese.

“Kids will have a debate [about tractors],” said Mindy Reeder, at the time Most Holy Redeemer’s principal. “Are you a John Deere family or an International family?”

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Religious community associates adopt charism, not vows

Religious community associates adopt charism, not vows

| Terry Griep | November 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

The majority of Twin Cities’ Catholics have not been called to vowed consecrated life. Yet, many lay men and women have sought — and found — a robust spiritual life by formally associating with professed religious men and women.

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Building brotherhood

Building brotherhood

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

St. John Vianney College Seminary draws men from dioceses across the country into bonds of fraternity as they share life and faith

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6 tips for funeral planning

6 tips for funeral planning

| October 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

When it comes to planning a funeral, families and loved ones have decisions to make, but pre-planning one’s funeral service can ease the burden by determining many details ahead of time.

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Hospice nurse puts faith at the forefront of comforting patients

Hospice nurse puts faith at the forefront of comforting patients

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom Cassidy says he has his mother to thank for his 27-year career with Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul.

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Standing out to take a stand: Prof melds religious life with academia

Standing out to take a stand: Prof melds religious life with academia

| Susan Klemond | October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

From the time she wore an improvised nun’s habit while playing “school” as a child in Detroit, Sister Amata Miller has thought about religious life, teaching and social justice.

Throughout her 65-year career as a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and as a teacher in many capacities, she has integrated her passion for Catholic social teaching and social justice into her work.

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Project focus, Latin integration helps Buffalo school stand out

Project focus, Latin integration helps Buffalo school stand out

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was a busy Wednesday at the Catholic grade school on the outskirts of Buffalo, some 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis on Hwy. 55.

After Mass that started the day at St. Francis Xavier School, all 205 students in kindergarten-through-eighth-grade made their way outside to the Mary Garden next to the school. That’s where the parish’s pastor, Father Nate Meyers, blessed new Stations of the Cross for student prayer.

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School snapshots: Non-metro schools share strengths, challenges and future hopes

School snapshots: Non-metro schools share strengths, challenges and future hopes

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

You won’t find your way to some Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis by looking at the side of the official Minnesota State Highway Map that shows just the metro area.

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Retired hospice doctor:  ‘It’s not unhealthy to think about death’

Retired hospice doctor: ‘It’s not unhealthy to think about death’

| October 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

“It was there that I learned about the dying patient,” Thalhuber said of Our Lady of Good Counsel. “What they taught me about my own mortality is to trust and be grateful. And trust trumps all. When patients trusted, and were grateful for what they had accomplished and who they were, and knew who they were, it was a very powerful experience.”

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World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s a different world past Montego Bay.

The Catholic Church is deeply committed to walking with the poor there.

And there’s a role for us to play, too.

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Q&A – Jamaican Mission

Q&A – Jamaican Mission

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Passionist Father Jim Price is an American priest serving in south-central Jamaica in the impoverished rural mission Diocese of Mandeville. He coordinates both the Pontifical Mission Societies and the evangelization office for the diocese, where Catholics make up less than 2 percent of the population. “The Catholic population is small,” Father Price explained, “but our outreach is vast regarding education, medical aid and various forms of assistance.”

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History of colonial rule and slavery found to haunt Jamaican culture

History of colonial rule and slavery found to haunt Jamaican culture

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caring for the human needs of the people of rural Jamaica and sharing the Catholic faith with them calls for a heightened sensitivity to the history and culture of the Caribbean’s second-largest island — and second poorest nation.

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