Archive for April, 2012

Beware of ‘secular Catholicism’

Beware of ‘secular Catholicism’

| April 26, 2012

This movement is more a social religion than a religion that comes from a deeply seated faith in Jesus Christ

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NET Ministries – 30 Years of Proclaiming the Gospel and Living for Christ

NET Ministries – 30 Years of Proclaiming the Gospel and Living for Christ

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

A Catholic Spirit Special Section

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The Catholic Spirit is making a difference in the lives of parishioners

The Catholic Spirit is making a difference in the lives of parishioners

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Our work in the digital world increases the number of people we’re able to reach

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NET Team 11 fires up parents and students at Providence Academy

NET Team 11 fires up parents and students at Providence Academy

| Susan Klemond | April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Providence Academy hasn’t been the same since eight fired-up young missionaries showed up at the Plymouth campus last fall, and neither has headmaster Todd Flanders’ family, which hosted three of them in its home.

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Netters are guides and friends in parish

Netters are guides and friends in parish

| Susan Klemond | April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Nathan Shirk’s sixth-grade teach­er at All Saints School in Lakeville recently assigned him to write an essay about an inspirational leader, he chose someone not so much older than he is who’s both “religious and fun.”

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Longtime director offers personal perspective on local youth ministry

Longtime director offers personal perspective on local youth ministry

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mark Berchem, executive director of NET Ministries, was serving on the youth retreat team with the Catholic Youth Center in St. Paul when NET Ministries was formed in 1981.

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Alums share how ministry to youth impacted them

Alums share how ministry to youth impacted them

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked several former NET members to share an experience from their ministry on a team and tell our readers how that impacted their ministry choices and their lives today.

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Author offers insights on how to solve today’s bully problem

Author offers insights on how to solve today’s bully problem

| Father Robert Barron | April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whether we are talking about the Navajo, Masai warriors, or Orthodox Jews, traditional cultures understand that boys have to be brought through a period of trial — some test of skill and endurance — during which they learn the virtues of courage and self-sacrifice.

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Future Full of Hope

Future Full of Hope

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Parish leadership program brings together people from diverse backgrounds, cultures

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St. Croix Catholic School wins technology grant

St. Croix Catholic School wins technology grant

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Also:

– BSM online paper wins national award
– UST gets challenge gift for campaign
– Parish team, deacon honored for service
– BVMs name Hadro as new president

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 26, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 26, 2012

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The spirit of our age is profoundly secular. And secularism accepts religion — if it accepts it at all — only on its own terms. Under this view, religion is subordinated to the political interests of the secular state. And it is precisely this subordination of religion to the state that the First Amendment seeks to prevent.”

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Four ACCW women to be feted

Four ACCW women to be feted

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will honor four women who have been involved in the organization during the 80th Biennial ACCW Conference May 3 at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis.

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