Tag: Retirement

‘Auntie Sister’ among inspirations for religious retirement fund gifts

‘Auntie Sister’ among inspirations for religious retirement fund gifts

| Susan Klemond | October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Benedictine sister’s witness of faith and love made a lasting impression on Amy Tadlock, who was inspired last year to “pay forward” the blessing by assisting other religious with their retirement costs.

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Three priests of the archdiocese retire

Three priests of the archdiocese retire

| September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

In recent months, three priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis retired: Father Cletus Basekala, Father Kevin Clinton and Father Patrick Kennedy. Each has served in the priesthood for more than 40 years. To mark their years of service, the Catholic Spirit interviewed the three priests about some of their experiences and plans for the near future. Portraits by Catholic Spirit photographer Dave Hrbacek.

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$28 million distributed to religious orders to care for aging members

$28 million distributed to religious orders to care for aging members

Orders of women and men religious received, collectively, $28 million in financial help from the National Religious Retirement Office, the umbrella group that coordinates the annual Retirement Fund for Religious campaign in parishes and dioceses nationwide.

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Music, faith intertwined for retired violinist now in ministry as deacon

Music, faith intertwined for retired violinist now in ministry as deacon

| Sean Gallagher | March 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Violinist David Bartolowits played his last concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Dec. 23, 2016, winding up his 35-year musical career with a heartwarming Christmas concert.

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In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

| Carol Glatz | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his displeasure with the way a German cardinal publicly criticized his stepping down as pontiff, and he defended taking the title “pope emeritus.”

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Retirement fund helps care for members, support ministries

Retirement fund helps care for members, support ministries

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the five decades Sister Kathleen Mary Kiemen has been a religious sister, her work has included teaching, parish ministry and environmental activism. For a time, she also helped fellow members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame transition successfully from working to retirement.

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Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

| November 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

When Father Spencer Howe came on board in July as parochial administrator of Holy Cross in northeast Minneapolis, it didn’t take him long to learn about the “giant” who preceded him, Father Earl Simonson.

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Eight things to think about: independent senior living

Eight things to think about: independent senior living

| Bridget Ryder | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Here are eight things seniors will want to consider when it comes to independent senior living.

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Retired educator honored for ongoing work with students

Retired educator honored for ongoing work with students

| Melenie Soucheray | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Samuel Salas receives Ignatian Volunteer Corps’ Madonna Della Strada Award

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Steve Houge retires from archdiocese after 44 years

Steve Houge retires from archdiocese after 44 years

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Steve Houge had a good gig as a twenty-something working in the print shop at St. Thomas College in St. Paul in the early 1970s. Despite having a Catholic employer, he had never heard of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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For Carolyn Woo, the next step is ‘refirement,’ not retirement

For Carolyn Woo, the next step is ‘refirement,’ not retirement

| Rhina Guidos | November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many mornings Carolyn Y. Woo has arrived to the relative solitude of a chapel at the Baltimore headquarters of Catholic Relief Services, and as the bustling city comes to life, she has looked inside the serene space for a particular quiet spot, the place where she arms herself with prayer.

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Five pitfalls of retirement planning

Five pitfalls of retirement planning

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Challenges in retirement planning lurk well beyond just getting started, but there are solutions.

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