While funds from the Catholic Services Appeal help to fund ministries in the archdiocese ranging from Catholic schools and Catholic Charities to seminarian education and youth programs, the CSA isn’t the only source of financial support for essential programs in the local Church.
Articles By: The Catholic Spirit
The Minnesota Catholic Conference was tracking a number of issues throughout the 2013 legislative session, which ended May 20. Here is a sampling of what passed and what didn’t:
The impact on both religious liberty and family law will be felt for years to come in the aftermath of the Legislature’s passage of a law redefining marriage in the state of Minnesota, according to the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
When asked recently if we can become disciples through the Holy Spirit, Kathleen Sweeney had an answer right away: “Just say yes!”
Father Roger Carroll will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his priestly ordination during the 10:30 a.m. Mass June 9 at Maternity of Mary in St. Paul. A reception will follow the Mass.
Teachers are collectors — always on the lookout for supplies and resources. As time passes, their collection grows with the thought “maybe I’ll use that next year.”
Sunday, May 12
The Ascension of the Lord
Graduation 2013, New ACCW president, Same-sex marriage bill, Deacons ordained, Reach out to disabled, Dorthy Day Center Task Force for homelessness
– Blessed Mother in Scripture: a model of faith
– Do Catholics worship Mary?
– The canticle of Mary still resounds
– In the quiet stillness of suffering, Mary resides
– Thousands of Catholics to gather for day of celebration, inspiration
– Rediscover: faith 2013 Speakers Series Returns for Fall
Reflections written by high school seniors selected by their Catholic schools and parishes
Gina Tupy, director of confirmation and senior high youth ministry at St. Michael in Prior Lake, is receiving the Franciscan International Award May 9 at the Wilds Golf Club for inspiring, motivating and evangelizing young people.