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Forgiveness, redemption at heart of ‘Mercy Unrelenting’

Forgiveness, redemption at heart of ‘Mercy Unrelenting’

In his homily last month for Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis declared: “God always waits for us, even when we have left him behind! He is never far from us, and if we return to him, he is ready to embrace us.”

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Theology bookstore moves to Stillwater-area farm

Theology bookstore moves to Stillwater-area farm

| Susan Klemond | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Relocating a large theological bookstore from downtown Stillwater to a farm populated with free-range chickens might seem like an unusual business decision.

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Magazine meant to ‘lift women up’ set for May debut

Magazine meant to ‘lift women up’ set for May debut

| Katie Collins | May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The new magazine is not religious but is informed by the editors’ faith and “desire to be better women.”

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St. Paul’s Basilica: monument to a church of evangelization

St. Paul’s Basilica: monument to a church of evangelization

| Francis X. Rocca | April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

…its [the Church's] evangelization should extend “to the peripheries, not only geographically, but also the existential peripheries: the mystery of sin, of pain, of injustice, of ignorance and indifference to religion, of intellectual currents, and of all misery.”

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Catholic pilgrimage is part of event promoting Ireland

Catholic pilgrimage is part of event promoting Ireland

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

An organization called WorldPriest is offering a pilgrimage for priests and their parishioners and friends from around the world to experience the cultural heritage and spirituality of the Emerald Isle as part of “Gathering Ireland 2013.”

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Portrait exhibit puts face on homelessness in Minnesota

Portrait exhibit puts face on homelessness in Minnesota

| Susan Klemond | March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

In their portrait on exhibit at St. John Neumann in Eagan, a smiling couple identified as Alisha and Emiliano who are holding their tiny daughter look like any other young family.

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Despite ban, Russian artists didn’t lose their spirituality

Despite ban, Russian artists didn’t lose their spirituality

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

A blood red river flows from the doors of the “Church of Saint Trifon,” an otherwise black and white work from 1979 by artist Tatiana Levitskaia.

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Readers weigh in on Catholic movies

Readers weigh in on Catholic movies

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a previous edition, The Catholic Spirit asked readers to send in their favorite Catholic movies. The following are three of the responses.

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Helping to preserve world’s great artwork

Helping to preserve world’s great artwork

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Local chapter of Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums supports the restoration and care of valuable artifacts

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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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Little Falls native wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

Little Falls native wins Nobel Prize in chemistry

| Nikki Rajala | October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Who could have predicted that a student from St. Mary’s Grade School in Little Falls would one day win the Nobel Prize?

But that’s what Brian Kobilka accomplished — one of two scientists awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry Oct. 10 for their work on cell receptors.

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Holocaust survivor to share experiences through paintings, prose and music

Holocaust survivor to share experiences through paintings, prose and music

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

A retired University of Minnesota pediatrician, who is also a visual artist and Holocaust survivor, will share a narrative of his experiences through his paintings, prose and music by the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra.

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