March 23, 2015

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Divided by sin, but still united in pursuit of goodness

In his homily at Mass during the 2015 Archdiocesan Men’s Conference, Father William Baer made one thing clear: Local news can be monotonous and dull. Covering the mundane events of ordinary life can be a drag. But the mission of The Catholic Spirit is, and always has been, to spread the good news, not the bad. Sometimes the good news is boring.

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March 23, 2015

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shush

One word… “Shush” One word was all it took to bring me a smile. I have been on a semi-silent retreat at my sister’s cabin. I say semi-silent because being silent is not something I am good at. I have my phone with me and have made regular calls to my husband, son and daughter. […]

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March 17, 2015

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Don’t miss this Minnesota art exhibit

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, is amazing for the variety of works produced by the late native American and Minnesotan. The various genre of paintings alone is surprising, but when you see the carvings and the puzzle-like collections that compose huge landscapes, you’ll appreciate the varied gifts of the man.       […]

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March 16, 2015

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Gorgeous weather triggers big ideas

Warm weather gets the juices flowing and mind wandering toward outdoor adventures.

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March 11, 2015

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Months from sainthood, St. Therese’s parents already patrons for a local Catholic family

People constantly mispronounce the name of Annie Reddy’s 4-year-old daughter. Yes, it’s an uncommon name outside of France, but, after all the anticipated press, it’s likely to climb the Nameberry charts this year.

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February 22, 2015

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High Plains history, high drama

Waiting inside the pages of this superb work of nonfiction is a semester worth of U.S. history classes about a people U.S. society regard as less-than-human and a place many consider fly-over country.

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February 18, 2015

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A different way to do Lent

Try something new these 40 days.

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February 17, 2015

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Fat Tuesday means Polish tradition: paczki

Keeping the Polish tradition of eating paczki, customers besieged Kramarczuk’s bakery and deli in Minneapolis for the Fat Tuesday treat.

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January 26, 2015

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Best archer in the world?

A video by archer Lars Andersen is simply amazing.

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January 26, 2015

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‘I thought, I could do that’

Where a reporter gets a bit of education about being pro-life.

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