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Remembering the dead

Remembering the dead

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

A picture of a deceased Maya Indian woman is seen on a Day of the Dead altar on a street in the village of Pomuch on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.

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Cooper to the rescue

Cooper to the rescue

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Cooper Corbo, a third-grader at Faithful Shepherd School in Eagan, holds the Boy Scouts of America’s Medal of Merit award.

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Welcoming the Holy Family

Welcoming the Holy Family

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at St. Bartholomew in Wayzata welcomed the Holy Family — a bronze sculpture in the front left corner of the church — with a dedication and blessing during Mass Nov. 18.

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MN Catholic businessmen file complaint against HHS mandate

MN Catholic businessmen file complaint against HHS mandate

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The mandate sets a dangerous precedent in asserting that religious objections don’t need to be accommodated.”

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In their words: Criminal justice system participants tell their stories

In their words: Criminal justice system participants tell their stories

| October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Criminal Justice Working Group of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet works for reform of the current criminal justice system by advocating for policies that focus on rehabilition instead of retribution. October is Criminal Justice Month in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minnneapolis and the group has observed it with talks and prayer.

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When it comes to nurturing vocations, it’s everyone’s business

When it comes to nurturing vocations, it’s everyone’s business

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them,” Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew.

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Archbishop calls Catholics to shine ‘light of faith’

Archbishop calls Catholics to shine ‘light of faith’

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Patrick and Mary Tschumper stood in the late afternoon glow at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Oct. 14 hoping to fan into flame their faith. Positioned in a pew near the front, they lit candles and listened to Archbishop John Nienstedt kick off the Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI with a vespers (evening prayer) service.

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Ten ways Catholics can enter into the Year of Faith

Ten ways Catholics can enter into the Year of Faith

| U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

To honor the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has announced a Year of Faith, starting Oct. 11 and ending Nov. 24, 2013. The goal is to strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw the world to faith by their example.

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Lessons from spending time outside a linguistic empire

Lessons from spending time outside a linguistic empire

| John Garvey | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual. And three languages? Trilingual. And someone who speaks just one language? An American, of course.

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Q&A with the archbishop

Q&A with the archbishop

| Jennifer Janikula | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archdiocesan Youth Day provided an opportunity for young Catholics to get to know more about Archbishop John Nienstedt. The teenagers were encouraged to pull out their cell phones and text questions to him.

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Every Christian called to be an evangelist

Every Christian called to be an evangelist

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt’s new pastoral letter stresses need for Catholics to grow in faith, share it with others

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Civil War soldier’s grave rededicated

Civil War soldier’s grave rededicated

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

A commemoration and rededication ceremony was held Sept. 22 at Calvary Cemetery in St. Paul at the grave of Pvt. Edmund Sampare, a Catholic who was a member of the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters and was killed Sept. 17, 1862, during the Civil War in the Battle of Antietam in Maryland.

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