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In anticipation of the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Paul held an event to pray for a peaceful transition of power.
Moving closer to Christ means facing daily struggles against temptation and battling against evil, Pope Francis said.
When Pope Francis posed for a photo Jan. 18 with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, it was not a protocol-dictated nicety; it was a recognition of the commitment on the part of the pope and of a coalition of state and private agencies in Louisiana to stop human trafficking.
With the work of Father Mike Tix and five other pastors in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the archdiocese now has a web survey for pastors to get a snapshot of their parish. After a conversation between Father Tix and Deacon Rip Riordan about the idea, Father Tix gathered a pilot and development group of pastors to form the survey in 2016.
Although great strides have been made through 50 years of ecumenical dialogue, Catholics and Lutherans must continue to work toward becoming a full and visible sign of unity for the world, Pope Francis said.
For Courage member Daniel Mattson, the intersection of his life with the gay rights movement caused “all hell to break loose.”
Four St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights students and rifle team members will head to nationals in March after winning the state title Jan. 7 in Forest Lake.
Christians who forge ahead with hope in God have the strength to endure life’s dark moments, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, to be a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.