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“It is an unrealistic and impossible expectation that we will ever be able to completely eliminate all risk of clergy sexual misconduct and abuse from our Church, no matter how hard we try. But that is no reason for not trying and doing all that we can to do better. Ultimately, however, as weak, imperfect, sinful human people, we must rely on God´s grace and mercy to sustain us and help us in all of our efforts to heal, to reconcile and to protect each other from harm.” – Father Timothy Norris
“The Catholic studies program at the University of St. Thomas was the first one. And, they started something big.” – Cardinal Timothy Dolan
The story of America is the story of immigration. That is the message of Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez’s important and timely book entitled, “Immigration and the Next America” (Our Sunday Visitor). In it, Archbishop Gomez argues that the immigration debate is about much more than immigration.
In some Christian countries birthdays don’t count. Your personhood is celebrated instead on your “name day,” the official feast day of your patron saint. The older I get, the more I would like to see us adopt that practice in the United States.
Why do we have to do penance after confession? It seems like we still have to “pay” for forgiveness. Am I missing something?
More than 50 pilgrims walked from St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove to St. Joseph in New Hope Nov. 3 as part of a Pilgrimage for Citizenship.
Two priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are taking voluntary leaves of absence as a result of “prior misconduct which occurred many years ago,” the archdiocese announced Nov. 3. The archdiocese reported that the two situations are unrelated but happened to occur at the same time. The misconduct did not involve the […]