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Nuns ask court for protection from complying with HHS mandate, fines

Nuns ask court for protection from complying with HHS mandate, fines

| Cindy Wooden | July 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

In a July 23 filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, the Little Sisters of the Poor have asked the court for relief from being forced to comply with the federal contraceptive mandate or face heavy fines.

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The pope’s ‘staycation': Correspondence, trip preparation fill his days

The pope’s ‘staycation': Correspondence, trip preparation fill his days

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Returning to the Vatican in the midst of a heat wave after an eight-day, three-country trip to South America, Pope Francis took the kind of vacation he said he prefers: what has become known as a “staycation.”

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Health care sharing ministry offers insurance alternative

Health care sharing ministry offers insurance alternative

| Jonathan Liedl | July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Cathy Deeds found out about the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, the pro-life policy consultant bristled at the idea of participating in an insurance plan that included coverage of abortifacients and contraception.

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New video released with Planned Parenthood official discussing abortion

New video released with Planned Parenthood official discussing abortion

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Amid an outcry from members of the GOP demanding answers to questions raised by a video of a Planned Parenthood physician talking about preserving fetal organs and tissue for researchers for a fee, a second video emerged July 21 of a different physician from the organization talking about the same topic.

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Cling to Jesus, not earthly goods, for eternal life

Cling to Jesus, not earthly goods, for eternal life

| Deacon Matthew Northenscold | July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it’s easy to place our confidence in a well-stocked pantry, or ultimately, a healthy bank account. It is easy to place our confidence in the things we have, rather than in God, who has given them to us.

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Wisconsin’s new law outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks

Wisconsin’s new law outlaws non-emergency abortions at or beyond 20 weeks

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker July 20 signed a bill into law that would prohibit all Wisconsin abortions at or beyond the 20-week gestation mark, making an exception only for medical emergencies.

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Pro-lifers to rally for investigation of Planned Parenthood

Pro-lifers to rally for investigation of Planned Parenthood

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The rally will take place at 12 p.m. July 28 at 671 Vandalia St., St. Paul.

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‘Good Is Winning’ social media effort gears up for Pope Francis’ visit

‘Good Is Winning’ social media effort gears up for Pope Francis’ visit

| Patricia L. Guilfoyle | July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

A broad digital media project to coincide with Pope Francis’ visit this fall to the United States aims to recruit and interact with young people, particularly those who do not think of themselves as religious.

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Cathedral’s rose windows under restoration

Cathedral’s rose windows under restoration

| July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

A piece-by-piece restoration of the Cathedral of St. Paul’s south-facing rose window is underway at Gaytee-Palmer Stained Glass Studio in northeast Minneapolis — the first time comprehensive work has been done on any of the church’s three iconic circular windows.

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