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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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Singers of all ages drawn to Catholic chorale

Singers of all ages drawn to Catholic chorale

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Gorgeous. Beautiful. Majestic. Powerful. Transcendent. Life-changing.

These are the words members of the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale use to describe the experience of the Latin Mass with a four-part choir, professional orchestra, professional soloists and the classical sacred music of Mozart, Beethoven, Hayden and others.

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When not behind plate, umpire makes serving others a priority

When not behind plate, umpire makes serving others a priority

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Major League Baseball umpire Mark Wegner, a Catholic, is in Baltimore to work at an Orioles game, one way he likes to spend his spare time is by helping people in need.

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Cathedral rose window will be lit during Festival of Lights

Cathedral rose window will be lit during Festival of Lights

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

In honor of the Second Annual Cathedral Festival of Lights, the East Rose Window will be lit over the front doors of the Cathedral of St. Paul from dusk until 10 p.m. on Sept. 28.

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