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What if there were no Catholic schools?

What if there were no Catholic schools?

| Jean Houghton | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine our community without Catholic schools.

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New office for linking Latino families to Catholic schools launches on Lake Street

New office for linking Latino families to Catholic schools launches on Lake Street

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Lorena Trejo heard a radio spot pitching Catholic schools on a secular Spanish radio station. It piqued her interest, and she reached to out the source, the Catholic Schools Center for Excellence, which focuses on Catholic elementary school excellence and advancement in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Now her two children attend St. John the Baptist in Savage.

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USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

| Carol Zimmermann | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mary Pat Donoghue, the new education secretary at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, knows that Catholic schools have to be creative not just to compete, but sometimes to survive.

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‘Ask the Archbishop’ showcases students’ letters to Archbishop Hebda — and his responses

‘Ask the Archbishop’ showcases students’ letters to Archbishop Hebda — and his responses

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda had in mind his six nieces and nephews as he penned the responses, he said. They are written simply, but they also synthesize complex truths of the Catholic faith.

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Hill-Murray School honors St. Nicholas with learning center bearing his name

Hill-Murray School honors St. Nicholas with learning center bearing his name

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood won’t be commemorating St. Nicholas Day Dec. 6 with shoe-filled candy, a Catholic tradition. Instead, they’ll be diving deeper into who St. Nicholas was as a person — in particular, his care for children — with the blessing of a new mural in the school’s Nicholas Center.

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Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

| Carol Zimmermann | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once the California wildfires were contained — after burning for more than two weeks and ravaging the town of Paradise and nearby neighborhoods — those displaced by the raging fires began the process of resuming their lives.

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Proposed IRS rule change might hit donations for Catholic school tuition

Proposed IRS rule change might hit donations for Catholic school tuition

| Dan Russo | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Internal Revenue Service is proposing a rule change that would impact about 30 percent of the student population in the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, as well as thousands of others attending nonpublic schools in Iowa and other states.

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Archbishop speaks of ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ acts of charity at Catholic schools Mass

Archbishop speaks of ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ acts of charity at Catholic schools Mass

| October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speaking to more than 12,000 Catholic school students at US Bank Stadium Oct. 10, Archbishop Bernard Hebda explained that the “Minneapolis Miracle” really was the result of practice.

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Generosity for Catholic education shines at Night of Light

Generosity for Catholic education shines at Night of Light

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aim Higher Foundation President Jean Houghton was amazed the moment she saw on a large screen how much attendees donated for Catholic education at the St. Paul-based nonprofit’s fall gala Sept. 28.

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St. Jerome School in Maplewood welcomes children of Karen refugees

St. Jerome School in Maplewood welcomes children of Karen refugees

| September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

It seems like a typical morning school scene: dozens of students pouring out of a bus, backpacks over shoulders, chatting with friends before the 9:30 a.m. bell.

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Catholic education supporter to receive first Aim Higher Foundation award

Catholic education supporter to receive first Aim Higher Foundation award

| September 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Local philanthropist Karen Rauenhorst channels her lifelong passion for Catholic schools into helping children have the same educational opportunities she did.

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What’s new in Catholic schools

What’s new in Catholic schools

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked principals of all of the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share their new initiatives, projects and leaders for the 2018-2019 school year. The following is a selection of their responses.

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