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Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dennis Cavanaugh describes his time in the pottery room at the Benedictine Center as a “prayer event, where pottery is the vehicle.”

In the midst of his third pottery series led by Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter on the campus of St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood, Cavanaugh enjoys working with clay, but said the experience offers so much more than practical pottery techniques.

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Day trip to Iowa grotto: fun and contemplative

Day trip to Iowa grotto: fun and contemplative

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

In late August, I convinced some friends to go on a day trip to a small northern Iowa town about 200 miles from the Twin Cities to see the Grotto of the Redemption.

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Parents . . . start your engines

Parents . . . start your engines

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

At Elko Speedway, drivers race against each other in a Driving for Excellence fundraiser for Holy Cross School in Webster.

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Poster aims to show border crossers ‘are real people’

Poster aims to show border crossers ‘are real people’

| Rhina Guidos | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

A human rights center in Tucson, Ariz., has released a poster with the hope that it will bring a human face to those who cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Sayonara, summer

Sayonara, summer

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

As summer will soon come to an end, The Catholic Spirit wanted to highlight just a few of the ways priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis celebrated the season with the local faithful.

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DeLaSalle alum has a price on her head

DeLaSalle alum has a price on her head

| Josie Bungert for The Catholic Spirit | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Maddie Hodapp has always wanted to help people. Fresh out of college, she is doing just that — in both a recent fundraiser she hosted and her upcoming post-graduate plans.

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From ‘Homer to Home’

From ‘Homer to Home’

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deacon Mick Humbert of Guardian Angels in Oakdale is offering his bicycle and endurance for the 3,900 miles between Homer, Alaska, and his home in Oakdale to help guests at Hope for the Journey Home, the parish’s temporary shelter for homeless families.

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Archbishop: We are all called to holiness

Archbishop: We are all called to holiness

Archbishop John Nienstedt concelebrated the canonization Mass April 27 for St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII with Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI and some 150 cardinals and 700 bishops from around the world. The Catholic Spirit interviewed the archbishop by phone the next day from Rome.

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‘Fly a Little Higher’

‘Fly a Little Higher’

| April 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Mom writes about son Zach’s illness and death

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Science, faith and the Big Bang theory

Science, faith and the Big Bang theory

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Priest’s study of universe’s origins still guides modern-day cosmology

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Lent and the path of most resistance

Lent and the path of most resistance

| Ginny Kubitz Moyer | March 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Nearly every year, I feel as though I’m not doing enough to celebrate Lent. Other people seem to have profoundly meaningful Lenten experiences, while I usually arrive at Easter thinking, “I didn’t do much with those 40 days, did I?”

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What I learned in the Philippines

What I learned in the Philippines

| Archbishop Joseph Kurtz | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Catholics in the United States should know that their generosity enables essential work of the Gospel, serving those in need without any thought of repayment.”

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