Pat Norby

Pat is the news editor of The Catholic Spirit. You can email her at norbyp@archspm.org.

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Three parish mergers move toward formalization

Three parish mergers move toward formalization

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Those are: St. Mary of the Purification in Marystown with St. Mary and St. Mark in Shakopee; St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph in Hopkins; and Holy Cross, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Clement and St. Hedwig in northeast Minneapolis.

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Birth mothers retreat is July 14

Birth mothers retreat is July 14

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

“I heard the Holy Spirit in my head say, ‘You have to call the archbishop,’” said Traylor, a member of St. Gerard in Brooklyn Center.

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Higher Ground housing sparks hope for homeless men

Higher Ground housing sparks hope for homeless men

| June 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

If there were ever a perfect time to use the phrase “Let there be light,” it would have been at the dedication ceremony June 7 for Higher Ground, Cath­o­lic Charities’ new $18 million center for home­less men.

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Deacon Evan Koop always wanted to belong to God

Deacon Evan Koop always wanted to belong to God

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

“I did want to belong totally to God. As I look back, I can see that was my deepest desire.”

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Relic from Rome sparks quiet conversations at Cathedral of St. Paul

Relic from Rome sparks quiet conversations at Cathedral of St. Paul

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Parishioners and visitors to the Cathedral of St. Paul were pleased with the opportunity they had May 20 to venerate a recently obtained relic from the tomb of St. Paul at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.

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Community of Saints

Community of Saints

| May 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four-parish collaboration creates stronger Catholic school

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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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Camp inspires relationship with God

Camp inspires relationship with God

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholic Youth Camp wants kids to have an experience at camp that will inspire them to seek a lifelong relationship with God, said Natalie King, CYC director for the past four years.

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Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Expect to see a crowd outside the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis this weekend, as people stop to view the newly restored narthex, before moving on into the church.

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Music adds rich worship experience during Chrism Mass

Music adds rich worship experience during Chrism Mass

| March 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit reporter, Pat Norby, offers a personal perspective of the March 27 Chrism Mass.

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New communications director to tap all media for the church

New communications director to tap all media for the church

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sarah Mealey, the newly named communications director for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, said she is “convinced that this is what I’m being called to do.”

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Journalists leave Mexico with eyes open to faith-filled neighbors

Journalists leave Mexico with eyes open to faith-filled neighbors

| March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

While Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message to the bishops and political leaders of Mexico, the faith of the Mexican people is unlikely to be affected by those conversations.

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