Archive for June, 2019

German church needs spiritual, not just structural, renewal, pope says

German church needs spiritual, not just structural, renewal, pope says

| June 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

No quick “fixes” or organizational change will renew the Catholic Church in Germany, Pope Francis said; what is needed is a spiritual renewal and Gospel transparency.

Continue Reading

The Catholic Spirit wins 12 national press awards

The Catholic Spirit wins 12 national press awards

| June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit won 12 Catholic Press Association newspaper awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference June 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Three first-place awards are among the honors captured by the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Continue Reading

Unity in Church prevails over division, retired pope tells journalist

Unity in Church prevails over division, retired pope tells journalist

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

“The unity of the Church is always at risk” and has been throughout its history, but “its unity always has been stronger than its internal struggles and wars,” said retired Pope Benedict XVI.

Continue Reading

New Ulm Diocese reaches $34 million settlement with abuse survivors

New Ulm Diocese reaches $34 million settlement with abuse survivors

| June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of New Ulm has reached a $34 million settlement with 93 survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

Continue Reading

Supreme Court to take up DACA case, not abortion law, next term

Supreme Court to take up DACA case, not abortion law, next term

| Carol Zimmermann | June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

In its next term, the Supreme Court will examine if the Trump administration illegally tried to end a program that protects young adults brought to the U.S. as minors without documentation.

Continue Reading

Church bells across Twin Cities set to ring July 4

Church bells across Twin Cities set to ring July 4

| June 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will join churches of other denominations in the Twin Cities to ring their bells simultaneously for 10 minutes at noon July 4. The event was organized by a local nonprofit called City of Bells.

Continue Reading

Pope, Council of Cardinals review feedback, proposals for new document

Pope, Council of Cardinals review feedback, proposals for new document

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals reviewed proposals and questions submitted to them about the draft of the apostolic constitution that would govern the Roman Curia, the Vatican’s interim spokesman said.

Continue Reading

App aims to encourage more giving at church, prompt ‘cashless’ to donate

App aims to encourage more giving at church, prompt ‘cashless’ to donate

| Elizabeth Bachmann | June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic community has created its own Catholic Match, Bible apps and even confession preparation apps. Now, it has a Catholic Venmo.

Continue Reading

Pope gives seafarer chaplains special powers

Pope gives seafarer chaplains special powers

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis gave priests who minister to seafarers special permission to grant absolution for sins that usually would require the intervention of a bishop or the Vatican itself.

Continue Reading

Remains of Archbishop Sheen transferred from New York to Peoria Diocese

Remains of Archbishop Sheen transferred from New York to Peoria Diocese

| June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a small group of witnesses silently looked on, the mortal remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen were interred at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria late in the afternoon of June 27, completing a transfer from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York that began early that morning.

Continue Reading

Unlicensed abortion facility can operate in Indiana at least until hearing

Unlicensed abortion facility can operate in Indiana at least until hearing

| Ann Carey | June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

After a nearly two-year legal battle, an unlicensed abortion facility started booking appointments in a location in South Bend June 19 and planned to begin offering chemical abortions the week of June 23 amid strong objections from the local community.

Continue Reading