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Celebrating a century of Catholic journalism

Celebrating a century of Catholic journalism

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’ve been at The Catholic Spirit for almost six years now. That amounts to only about 6 percent of its history — a drop in the bucket when it comes to the newspaper’s century of service to Catholics of the archdiocese.

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They honed skills and gained wisdom

They honed skills and gained wisdom

| January 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

We asked former employees to reflect on the time they worked at the Catholic Bulletin or Catholic Spirit.

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100 years – looking back

100 years – looking back

| January 5, 2011 | 2 Comments

Associate publisher Bob Zyskowski searched the newspaper’s archives to produce the following timeline of events and significant people in the life of the church in this archdiocese, which were all featured in The Catholic Bulletin and The Catholic Spirit.

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Social media here to stay

Social media here to stay

| Julie Pfitzinger | January 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you “like” The Catholic Spirit in the Facebook sense of the word? If so, you are one of more than 1,100 “friends” who regularly visit The Catholic Spirit’s Facebook page.

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Benedictine Health System to build new ‘small house’ care model

Benedictine Health System to build new ‘small house’ care model

| December 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Benedictine Health System will break ground this spring on a new model of skilled nursing care at the Cerenity Senior Care site in White Bear Lake, according to a press release from BHS.

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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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