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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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Archdiocesan Choir Camp ends on a high note

Archdiocesan Choir Camp ends on a high note

| August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nearly 60 children, from ages 10 to 16, came from parishes across the archdiocese for the week-long, full-day choral camp Aug. 6 to 10 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Matt Maher plays so listeners will hear God

Matt Maher plays so listeners will hear God

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Singer will perform at ‘Elegate’ event for young adults at U of M

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New Franciscan website highlights Holy Land sites, events in ‘real time’

New Franciscan website highlights Holy Land sites, events in ‘real time’

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land, oversaw the creation of a new website for the Franciscan Media Center of the Custody of the Holy Land.

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Girls choir builds bridges with sacred, world music

Girls choir builds bridges with sacred, world music

Each Monday evening at 6:30, 44 girls from throughout the Twin Cities metro area bound down the staircase at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis and take their places in a basement choir room. Hugs and smiles are traded as the girls, in grades 8-12, greet one another.

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Rome church guidebook is companion to previous 800-page coffeetable book

Rome church guidebook is companion to previous 800-page coffeetable book

| April 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

Twin Cities attorney Greg Pulles self-published a beautiful coffeetable-style book two years ago, “Sacred Places: Rediscovering the Churches of Rome.” He’ll soon have a companion to that 800-page work, a guidebook to help people take walks to visit those same churches.

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This time, St. Paul the Hermit rightly faces up

This time, St. Paul the Hermit rightly faces up

| April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Art lovers won’t want to miss the beautiful sculpture of St. Paul the Hermit that’s on display — the right way now — at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

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Actor is antithesis of bully she plays in Chanhassen’s ‘Hairspray’

Actor is antithesis of bully she plays in Chanhassen’s ‘Hairspray’

| Susan Klemond | March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

When she tucks her long, dark hair under a blonde bouffant wig, Nicole Renee Chapman is just beginning her transformation for a performance of the musical “Hairspray” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

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‘October Baby’ draws tears and praise as a dramatic, touching pro-life story

‘October Baby’ draws tears and praise as a dramatic, touching pro-life story

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

At the conclusion of October Baby, my wife, Julie, and I were in tears, prompting our 9-year-old daughter Claire to ask, “Who wants a tissue?”

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‘Guys and Dolls’ to rock in Hopkins

‘Guys and Dolls’ to rock in Hopkins

| Jennifer Janikula | March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. John’s students give up recess time to gain confidence on stage

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