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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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Minneapolis’ first Catholic mayor remembered for service

Minneapolis’ first Catholic mayor remembered for service

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hofstede was born in Minneapolis and graduated from the then-College of St. Thomas in St. Paul in 1964 with a degree in biology and chemistry. He served on the university’s board of trustees from 1988 to 2000 and received its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1992.

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What can I do to help my children stay Catholic?

What can I do to help my children stay Catholic?

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. I try to do all I can to help our children know of God’s love for them. I want them to be truly Catholic, not merely in name, but as their deepest identity. In the face of a seemingly hostile culture, what can I do?

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Prayer: Regular stops on a long journey

Prayer: Regular stops on a long journey

| Jeff Cavins | August 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

When people are asked how their prayer life is, most will say, “It could be better.” This awareness of our need to spend more time with God is also experienced in our relationships with our spouses and children. While it is true that we need to spend more time with God and our families, we often miss the most important point: the quality of time spent.

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Congratulations Leading With Faith honorees!

Congratulations Leading With Faith honorees!

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the wake of scandals at prominent businesses such as Enron, Qwest and World-Com in the early 2000s, The Catholic Spirit deemed it appropriate to honor men and women business and community leaders who integrate their Catholic faith in their workplaces.

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Churches among those swept up in Pokemon Go craze

Churches among those swept up in Pokemon Go craze

| Jennifer Brinker | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since its release in the United States July 6, Pokemon Go has quickly become a cultural phenomenon.

In the first week, the mobile game attracted nearly 21 million users, according to data from Survey Monkey, making it the most popular app in U.S. history.

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St. Therese partners with North Memorial for transitional care center

St. Therese partners with North Memorial for transitional care center

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Located on the fourth floor of North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, 32 private rooms are designated for patients transitioning from hospital to home due to illness, injury or surgery.

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Leading ‘the Church that Christ wants us to be’

Leading ‘the Church that Christ wants us to be’

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A month before his installation as Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda sat down with The Catholic Spirit for a broad interview. He spoke about his mentors, his life before the seminary, and his hopes and prayers for the archdiocese.

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