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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Rite of Election is opportunity to show support for those entering Church

Rite of Election is opportunity to show support for those entering Church

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of catechumens and candidates seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church will gather Feb. 17, the first Sunday of Lent, for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Pope’s decision shows concern for good of the Church, say Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché

Pope’s decision shows concern for good of the Church, say Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt said he was surprised like everyone else around the world when he heard the news about Pope Benedict’s resignation for health reasons.

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State’s bishops raise concerns about medical treatment form

State’s bishops raise concerns about medical treatment form

| January 30, 2013 | 2 Comments

Among the most difficult medical decisions are those that must be made when patients can no longer speak for themselves. For that reason, more people are turning to various forms of “advance directives” to outline their wishes regarding medical treatment ahead of time.

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Search for Catholic schools superintendent moves ahead

Search for Catholic schools superintendent moves ahead

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The search committee charged with finding a new superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is currently seeking candidates for the position and hopes to conduct initial interviews sometime in the spring, said committee chair Barbara Shaw.

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Notre Dame Academy selected as new regional school’s name

Notre Dame Academy selected as new regional school’s name

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Notre Dame Academy will be the name of the new regional Catholic school opening this fall in the west metro area. The name was chosen by Archbishop John Nienstedt following input from the local Catholic community.

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‘United in Faith, Hope and Love’

‘United in Faith, Hope and Love’

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archdiocese launches new thematic tagline to help convey ‘who we are and what we stand for’

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Poverty relief, health care, marriage among priorities this session for Catholic conference

Poverty relief, health care, marriage among priorities this session for Catholic conference

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the Minnesota Legislature convened Jan. 8, the head of the public policy voice of the state’s Catholic bishops said the MCC would be monitoring a variety of issues ranging from poverty relief and pro-life concerns to human trafficking and the creation of the state’s health care exchange.

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A Year of Faith opportunity no one should miss

A Year of Faith opportunity no one should miss

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The new Rediscover: initiative will help you deepen your faith and better equip you to share it with others

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Rediscover: New local initiative seeks to strengthen faith, invite others

Rediscover: New local initiative seeks to strengthen faith, invite others

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you been reading your copy of “Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion and Purpose” that you received from your parish last month?

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After Newtown: Moving from darkness into the light

After Newtown: Moving from darkness into the light

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The time has come, no matter your political views, to agree on common sense and necessary actions that will help curb violence

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Looking for answers in wake of Connecticut school shooting

Looking for answers in wake of Connecticut school shooting

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

The initial urge is to ask: Why? Why would someone do this to kids?

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Are you ready for the end of the world?

Are you ready for the end of the world?

| December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Imagine how our lives, and the lives of those around us, might be different if we lived as if today might, indeed, be our last day

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