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Foundation’s annual report shows recovery

Foundation’s annual report shows recovery

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Elderly living independently, at-risk mothers and youth are among those who benefit from the activities of the Catholic Community Foun­da­tion in the Arch­diocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

A cultivator and distributor of charitable assets, the foundation this year marked the 10th an­niversary of its Community Priorities Fund, which targets local organizations that serve those target populations. Since its inception in 2000, the fund has granted $750,000 to more than 100 local nonprofit groups.

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Bishop Piché to address senior forum in Hastings

Bishop Piché to address senior forum in Hastings

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Catholic Senior Services of the Arch­diocese of St. Paul and Min­nea­polis will sponsor a forum on caring for the bodies and souls of seniors from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fri­day, Jan. 21, at St. Eli­za­beth Ann Seton parish in Has­tings.

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School seeks to diversify, enrich students’ experience

School seeks to diversify, enrich students’ experience

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Pat Lofton, principal of St. Thomas More School in St. Paul, strongly believes that Catholic education enrollment needs to be more representative of society.

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Sister of deceased recipient accepts medal

Sister of deceased recipient accepts medal

| November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jean Roberts, pictured center, accepts the Congressional Gold Medal, the U.S. government’s highest civilian honor, on behalf of her late sister, Ruth Roberts, from U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

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Reverse mortgage might enhance your quality of life

Reverse mortgage might enhance your quality of life

| Julie Pfitzinger - For The Catholic Spirit | November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

The saying “home is where the heart is” applies to people of all ages, but perhaps especially to seniors, many of whom have lived in their homes for decades.

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Summer job now $13 million business

Summer job now $13 million business

| Susan Klemond | November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

In 2001, Joe Keeley and his college roommates came home tired each night from their summer jobs — the roommates from digging swimming pools and Keeley from swimming in a pool with kids he was caring for.

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College scholarships help birth mothers with tough decisions

College scholarships help birth mothers with tough decisions

| November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Over the past three years, the Adoption Option Committee Inc., a Minnesota nonprofit, has awarded scholarships totaling $12,000 to Minnesota birth mothers who chose adoption for their children.

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New addition to busy brood brings blessings and abundant joy

New addition to busy brood brings blessings and abundant joy

| Julie Pfitzinger | November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Since joining the Thibault family in July, little Stanislav (nicknamed Stas), 3, has made huge strides. He has learned to swallow from a Sippy cup, feed himself, scoot up and down stairs, and he recently started walking — and will probably soon be running — around the family’s Shoreview home.

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Time & Talent: 9 Catholics share how they give to their parishes

Time & Talent: 9 Catholics share how they give to their parishes

| October 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jim Eckert is a retired broadcaster. He is also a writer and works for the Minnesota Historical Society as a historic interpreter at Fort Snelling. He is married and has two grown children and five grandchildren.

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Plan your life now to help family face future issues

Plan your life now to help family face future issues

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Over the past eight years, Diana Robertson said she has handed out about 10,000 health care directives to people at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Shakopee, parish health fairs and area seminars.

She will be speaking about the topic at a regional seminar at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Guardian An­gels in Chaska; the event is open to the public.

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World Mission Sunday – 2010

World Mission Sunday – 2010

| October 6, 2010

World Mission Sunday is being celebrated in the Archdiocese on Oct. 10, 2010.

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Mission’s pastor and youth renew relationships with Minnesota friends

Mission’s pastor and youth renew relationships with Minnesota friends

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

Eight teens and young adults dressed in bright colors walked through a store in St. Paul recently, looking carefully for clothing and other items.

The prices were dirt cheap, matching their economic status — dirt poor. Yet, that reality didn’t wipe away their beautiful smiles as they found treasures to take back home.

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