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Poverty rises: Can Catholic Charities keep up?

Poverty rises: Can Catholic Charities keep up?

| September 23, 2010 | 2 Comments

Every day, Danquita Harris, 11, en­­courages her dad, Mark Harris, to pray: Pray for a job and a place of their own to live. Mark is struggling to find work that fits into Danquita’s school sched­ule, which runs from about 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ramsey County requires children to be with their parents at […]

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Can Catholics and Muslims get along?

Can Catholics and Muslims get along?

| September 22, 2010 | 6 Comments

Ramadan ended Sept. 10, but the controversy over the proposed Manhattan mosque that colored the Muslim month of fasting this year has not.

The mosque debate has sparked a good deal of general anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States, and the phenomenon appears to be growing, said University of St. Thomas theology professor Adil Ozdemir, a Muslim who teaches courses on Islam.

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New website offers more than just a sharper look

New website offers more than just a sharper look

| September 22, 2010 | 3 Comments

If you’ve visited TheCatholicSpirit.com since Sept. 10, you’ve likely noticed it received a makeover.

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Whether technology or parish life, change is never easy

Whether technology or parish life, change is never easy

| September 21, 2010 | 2 Comments

Kay was “old school” before you ever heard the phrase. In the 40 years and four cities that I’ve worked at newspapers — both dailies and Catholic papers — Kay was the absolute best proofreader I ever saw.

She knew how to spell every word in the English language, she double-checked the spelling of every name, and she added columns of numbers both up and down to make sure reporters’ math added up.

But Kay loved her typewriter.

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Our words say something about ourselves as well as others

Our words say something about ourselves as well as others

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Words have a lot of power. We can use words to offer hope, mend wounds and respectfully challenge others to reassess their views and opinions. Or we can use words — as we too often do — as weapons to hurt and demean others.

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Venezuela fundraiser to celebrate 4 decades of ministry

Venezuela fundraiser to celebrate 4 decades of ministry

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Come join the celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Venezuelan mission.

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Communicate, admit mistakes and 30 other merging lessons learned

Communicate, admit mistakes and 30 other merging lessons learned

| Father John Bauer - For The Catholic Spirit | September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

The following includes 32 lessons Strategic Task Force co-chair Father John Bauer shared with other pastors regarding parish mergers and reconfigurations. In dioceses across the country the phenomena of merging, twinning, clustering and closing parishes has been occurring for several years.  The indications are that this will continue at least for the immediate future. Given […]

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Archdiocese hires new director of development and stewardship

Archdiocese hires new director of development and stewardship

| September 2, 2010

Michael F. Halloran, executive director of The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Sacramento, has been chosen by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis following an extensive search to serve as its director of development and stewardship beginning Nov. 1. Halloran will be in charge of all fundraising, including the annual Catholic Services Appeal, […]

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Celebrating 63 years at Holy Childhood

Celebrating 63 years at Holy Childhood

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Past teachers and graduates reminisce on school’s history August 8.

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