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8 new priests ordained in St. Paul

8 new priests ordained in St. Paul

| May 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

A packed Cathedral of St. Paul celebrated ordination day of what was called “a dynamic group” of new priests.

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The meaning of human sexuality

The meaning of human sexuality

| Betsy Kneepkens for The Catholic Spirit | May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jesus’ incarnation proclaimed that matter matters. If we could step out of creation and let go of our inclinations, I believe we could easily see the mastery of our created universe — a harmony ordered by our Creator, with a diversity that tickles our intellect and a purpose that points us to him.

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Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

Memorial Day Masses planned at cemeteries in the archdiocese

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember those who served

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New home in the works for the homeless in St. Paul

New home in the works for the homeless in St. Paul

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis launched a $40 million capital campaign for a new vision for the Dorothy Day Center that would house, shelter and care for homeless people in St. Paul in a more dignified way than on mats on the floor as they do now at Dorothy Day.

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10 tips for keeping Catholic in college

10 tips for keeping Catholic in college

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Campus ministers offer 10 tips for college-bound Catholics

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Come to class with one of STA’s best-loved teachers

Come to class with one of STA’s best-loved teachers

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dave Ziebarth showed a clip from the movie “Saving Private Ryan” as his third-hour world history class at St. Thomas Academy began a section on World War II.

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Alumni thankful for brotherhood, leadership, discipline

Alumni thankful for brotherhood, leadership, discipline

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked three alumni from different decades what still resonates from their years at St. Thomas Academy.

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Learning to lead

Learning to lead

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The entire student body, also known as the corps of cadets, stands at attention in the St. Thomas Academy court during daily formation. With a strong, crisp, unified voice, they recite the Hail Mary and the Pledge of Allegiance. As the cadets settle into their “at ease” position, staff and students step up to the mic to share announcements and celebrate accomplishments at the Mendota Heights school.

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Confirmation perfects ‘new life’ of baptism

Confirmation perfects ‘new life’ of baptism

The Easter Season is a most appropriate time for the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation. While this powerful sacrament can be celebrated at any time of the year, spring is the season that, to my mind, complements it best.

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Dunrovin at 50

Dunrovin at 50

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dunrovin Retreat Center celebrates 50 years ministry

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Who are the Christian Brothers?

Who are the Christian Brothers?

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Founded in France by St. John Baptist de La Salle, the De La Salle Christian Brothers established their first permanent U.S. school in Baltimore in 1845. With the goal of “teaching minds and touching hearts,” the religious community is composed only of religious brothers; its founder was its only ordained member.

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Dunrovin once a game preserve

Dunrovin once a game preserve

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the mid-20th century, Catholic high school students were typically required to attend a retreat before graduation, and those attending schools run by Christian Brothers were no exception. The religious community ran several all-male Twin Cities schools, most of which have since merged or closed: Archbishop Brady High School in West St. Paul, Benilde High School in St. Louis Park, Cretin High School in St. Paul, DeLaSalle in Minneapolis, Hill High School in Maplewood and Archbishop Grace High School in Fridley.

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