The Catholic Spirit

Official Publication of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Mission of The Catholic Spirit

The Catholic Spirit’s mission is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It seeks to inform, educate, evangelize and foster a spirit of community within the Catholic Church by disseminating news in a professional manner and serving as a forum for discussion of contemporary issues.
© 2010 The Catholic Spirit Publishing Co.

Management team

Most Rev. Bernard A. Hebda – Publisher
Tom Halden – Associate Publisher
Maria Wiering – Editor


Joe Ruff
Dave Hrbacek
Barb Umberger


Caron Olhoft


Michael Pytleski


Chris Pierskalla

Assistant to editor/circulation/marketing

Jackie Daugherty

Office hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
After office hours: Please use voicemail or e-mail catholicspirit@archspm.org


Catholic Press Association

Postal information

Published 24 times a year by the Office of Communications, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, 777 Forest St. N., St. Paul, MN 55106

Periodicals postage paid at St. Paul, MN and additional post offices.

Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catholic Spirit, 777 Forest St. N., St. Paul, MN 55106.

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