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Play explores clues about Shakespeare’s faith

Play explores clues about Shakespeare’s faith

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Was William Shakespeare Catholic?

Many literary scholars have made the case that Shakespeare was Catholic during a time in England when to be Catholic was a serious crime. The evidence, they say, is hidden in Shakespeare’s own plays.

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Divine Mercy devotion promotes renewed faith in troubled times

Divine Mercy devotion promotes renewed faith in troubled times

| February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Following is an edited version of an e-mail interview by Catholic Spirit news editor Pat Norby with Father Seraphim Michalenko, who has been involved in promoting the Divine Mercy message and devotion for more than 60 years. The devotion and the feast of Divine Mercy — which is celebrated the Sunday after Easter — is associated with Sister Maria Faustina Kowal­ska, a Polish nun to whom Christ appeared, instructing her to proclaim God’s mercy. She died in 1938, was beatified in 1993 and canonized a saint in 2000.

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Cardinal Burke to speak in Stillwater

Cardinal Burke to speak in Stillwater

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Raymond Burke will be the guest speaker at a fundraising dinner sponsored by the Stillwater Knights of Columbus Jan. 3 at St. Michael Church.

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New Year’s Eve retreat to be time of hope, prayer

New Year’s Eve retreat to be time of hope, prayer

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Benedictine Center is offering an overnight retreat to help people welcome the new year in a place of silence and peace.

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Spirit cites century of keeping Catholics well-informed

Spirit cites century of keeping Catholics well-informed

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

“In a year’s worth of issues of a Catholic newspaper, you’ll get a pretty good idea what that Catholic community cares about.”

The quote is one I have kept for years on a sheet from a notepad, a relic from the talk of a speaker whose name will come to me in a few days.

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Musicians celebrate new NPM chapter with Nov. 22 concert

Musicians celebrate new NPM chapter with Nov. 22 concert

| November 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Church musicians and choir members from throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will perform hymns, chants and contemporary liturgical music on Monday, Nov. 22, at St. Olaf Church, 215 S. 8th St., in Minneapolis.

Members of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians will perform the free public concert and sing-along in celebration of a new Twin Cities chapter of the organization.

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EWTN program spotlights church response to Christian persecution in Pakistan

EWTN program spotlights church response to Christian persecution in Pakistan

| By Michelle Laque Johnson? | November 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

“We know that Iraqi Christians are having serious problems, but until four or five years ago, only EWTN and I were speaking about Iraqi Christians.” ?

So says courageous Italian filmmaker Elisabetta Valgiusti, who traveled to Iraq at great personal risk to film two series on Christian persecution in Iraq for EWTN. Now, in her brand new film, “Pakistan’s Christians,” Valgiusti turns her attention to the small and embattled Christian community in Pakistan.

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Wayzata parish to celebrate gift of The Saint John’s Bible

Wayzata parish to celebrate gift of The Saint John’s Bible

| November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

St. Bartholomew in Wayzata will welcome the gift of The Saint John’s Bible, Heritage Edition with an ecumenical service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 630 E. Wayzata Blvd.

As the first parish in the country to receive a Heritage Edition, St. Bar­tho­lomew will celebrate and share it with the larger community during “Illu­mi­na­ted by God’s Word: An Ecu­men­i­cal Service Celebrating The Saint John’s Bible.”

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All of late pope’s life pointed to Christ, writes biographer in sequel

All of late pope’s life pointed to Christ, writes biographer in sequel

| October 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

It was Good Friday 2005, and Pope John Paul II was too weak to attend the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum, an 18th century tradition reestablished by Pope Paul VI in 1964. His aides brought in a TV as a means of participation, and he watched the throng of people meditate on the passion, holding candles in the dark against the domineering Roman arches.

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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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