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With all the difficulty and struggle that we have walked through as an archdiocese for the past two and a half years, this news was such a welcome joy. I have gotten to know Archbishop Hebda so well these past months, and I know him to be a humble, intelligent, generous and loving man who is just the sort of shepherd we need right now.
Debo admitir que cuando recibí la noticia de que el Arzobispo Bernard Hebda había sido nombrado arzobispo de St. Paul y Minneapolis me conmovió hasta las lágrimas con abrumadora gratitud en mi corazón.
These men, our brothers in Christ, gathered together to learn about the Catholic Watchmen movement that has begun in this archdiocese. They accepted the challenge to become Catholic Watchmen, pledged to exercise the seven disciplines of the Catholic Watchmen movement and to support each other, and they were initiated as Catholic Watchmen by Bishop Cozzens.
In his recently released exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis affirms the family as the foundational unit of society, the place where children are nurtured and formed in love and where spouses grow in self-giving. “The welfare of the family,” the Holy Father says, “is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church.”
One day after Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, spoke at Georgetown University, Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl celebrated a University Mass for Life for college students at a nearby Catholic church, encouraging them to stand up for God’s gift of human life.