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A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

| December 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities touched Tim Welsh’s life early when he was adopted as a baby by a Washington D.C. area family through the organization’s infant home in 1966. He reconnected with Catholic Charities years later from a phone call he received in the late 1990s while working in the Twin Cities with McKinsey and Company, a business consulting firm.

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As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

As many as 300 people eat at Dorothy Day each day. This year’s Christmas meal will be the last time its guests eat a holiday dinner at the longtime site, according to Catholic Charities’ timeline. Next year, meals are expected to be served in a transition space as Catholic Charities completes two new buildings designed to better meet guests’ needs.

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Stillwater family carries on Zach Sobiech’s legacy

Stillwater family carries on Zach Sobiech’s legacy

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Danny Valerius of Stillwater stood with his parents and two older brothers in the Mall of America rotunda as a crowd of hundreds gathered Dec. 9 for an annual fundraising event put on by KS95 radio to honor the memory of Zach Sobiech, who died of cancer in 2013 at age 18.

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Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

| December 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

With the aim of defending the ill and elderly against what they see as misguided and harmful policy, 34 organizations, including Catholic ones, joined forces to create the Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare. The organizations partnering in the new coalition seek to further palliative care for the ill and elderly in addition to preventing physician-assisted suicide. Sixty-seven doctors have also joined the coalition. Palliative care seeks to comfort the whole person in a time of serious illness.

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Archdiocese-hosted tournament tips off high school girls hoops season

Archdiocese-hosted tournament tips off high school girls hoops season

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twelve Catholic high schools will play in the first-ever girls hoops tournament hosted by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office of Development and Stewardship Nov. 25-26.

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World record holder encourages students to aid the thirsty

World record holder encourages students to aid the thirsty

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Katie Spotz, who became the youngest person to row across the Atlantic in 2010, told the Sacred Heart Catholic School students Nov. 15 that something more than a world record drove her make the voyage. She did it to raise money for people around the world who don’t have clean drinking water.

“One in eight people, they don’t have something I always take for granted, something that I’ve never gone without – clean water,” Spotz said.

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Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes a fruitful pilgrimage for area Catholics

Jubilee Year of Mercy concludes a fruitful pilgrimage for area Catholics

| November 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

For Jesus Christ to offer humankind his mercy, it took offering his pain and suffering from his passion and death on the cross.

Pope Francis called the world to “constantly contemplate the mystery of mercy” in his papal Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which will conclude Nov. 20 on the feast of Christ the King. The Holy Father wrote, “At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives.”

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MCC’s Adkins: With the election over, Catholics need to roll up their sleeves

MCC’s Adkins: With the election over, Catholics need to roll up their sleeves

| November 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

Donald Trump’s win of the presidency and the Republicans gaining a majority in Congress stunned the U.S. in a historic Nov. 8 election.

In Minnesota, Republicans grabbed a majority from the Democrats in both the state House and Senate.

None of it alters the mission for Catholics in politics according to Minnesota Catholic Conference Director Jason Adkins. A St. Paul-based organization, the MCC works to further the common good in public policy for Minnesota and beyond.

Adkins took time Nov. 9 to visit with The Catholic Spirit about what the election results mean for Catholics.

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Vikings’ Pat Shurmur a committed Catholic

Vikings’ Pat Shurmur a committed Catholic

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pat Shurmur seeks a purpose beyond getting the Minnesota Vikings offense back on track this season.

Shurmur, the new interim offensive coordinator, integrates his practice of the Catholic faith with football. He dedicates time to Catholic Athletes for Christ, a Virginia-based organization that seeks to promote the Gospel through sports.

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St. Michael in West St. Paul to cease operation

St. Michael in West St. Paul to cease operation

| November 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

With finances drained, St. Michael in West St. Paul will cease operations in late November.

St. Michael’s parochial vicar, Father Andrew Brinkman, made the announcement at Sunday Mass Oct. 30. Father Brinkman explained to the congregation that parish leadership made the decision in light of the parish’s short funds and heavy expenses.

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Archbishop Hebda says ‘tarantulas’ and credible parishes don’t mix

Archbishop Hebda says ‘tarantulas’ and credible parishes don’t mix

| October 28, 2016 | 3 Comments

Archbishop Hebda spoke of the need to become credible parishes in a time where the archdiocese still has more recovery to do following the sex scandals and general drifting away of people from the Catholic Faith.

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When faith seems inadequate, know that God provides what we need

When faith seems inadequate, know that God provides what we need

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 13, 2016

Sometimes a line from a Sunday Gospel will stay in my mind for weeks on end. I preach to myself first, and I continue to reflect on one of the most well-known requests from the apostles to Jesus. On the first Sunday in October, we heard proclaimed from the Gospel of St. Luke, “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith’” (Luke 17:5).

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