Joe Towalski

Joe is the editor of The Catholic Spirit and publications manager of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. You can follow him on twitter or email him at towalskij@archspm.org.

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A ‘sacred and inalienable right’ is under attack

A ‘sacred and inalienable right’ is under attack

| October 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Religious freedom is a human right for everyone — Christians, Muslims, Jews and people of every other faith. Right now, many of our fellow Christians do not enjoy that freedom.

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Independent task force to review archdiocese’s clergy sexual misconduct policies

Independent task force to review archdiocese’s clergy sexual misconduct policies

| October 7, 2013

The Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force will operate independently of both the vicar for ministerial standards and the archbishop.

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The new-look print edition Catholic Spirit!

The new-look print edition Catholic Spirit!

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why redesign? There are several reasons.

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Another conversion needed on the road to Damascus

Another conversion needed on the road to Damascus

| September 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

The war in Syria and how the United States should respond in the wake of a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,400 Syrians last month has dominated much of the news in the last few weeks.

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Archbishop, panel urge support for immigration reform

Archbishop, panel urge support for immigration reform

| September 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt, right, hosted a forum on immigration Sept. 4 at the University of St. Thomas Law School.

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King: ‘I have a dream’ — Do we?

King: ‘I have a dream’ — Do we?

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech — a dream in which he outlined a vision of racial equality, justice and freedom for all.

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Memphis songwriter’s life, music grounded in Catholic faith

Memphis songwriter’s life, music grounded in Catholic faith

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eliot Morris to debut new ‘Rediscover’ song in St. Paul Oct. 12

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Pope Francis isn’t changing course on Church teaching

Pope Francis isn’t changing course on Church teaching

| July 31, 2013 | 3 Comments

Despite the spin many media put on his comments from a recent news conference, Pope Francis really didn’t drop any bombshells

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Words every Catholic graduate should contemplate

Words every Catholic graduate should contemplate

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the dismissal options at Mass reads: “Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.”

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Society in need of flavoring with Catholic salt

Society in need of flavoring with Catholic salt

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Political commentator David Brooks recently wrote a thought-provoking column in The New York Times — one that should give Americans pause about where our country and culture are headed.

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Federal judge’s Plan B decision is a bad one all around

Federal judge’s Plan B decision is a bad one all around

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the St. Paul school district, like many other school districts around the country, students need the permission of a parent or guardian to take medication during the school day.

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Not liberal, not conservative: simply Catholic

Not liberal, not conservative: simply Catholic

| March 20, 2013 | 7 Comments

Meeting with journalists a few days after his election, Pope Francis talked about how difficult it is for the media to cover the Church as a spiritual institution. Many reporters, it seems, fail to understand that a conclave is more about prayer than politicking, more about responding to the promptings of the Holy Spirit than what the latest polls may show.

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