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“Our lives will never be the same. But neither will we have to face a single day without the strength and peace that only Christ can give to us. In that strength and in that peace, I am very much united with you today.”
— Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, the bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., from 2001 until he was named to Baltimore in March, in a letter read at all of the Sunday Masses Dec. 16 at St. Rose of Lima in Newtown, Conn.
The ‘Theology on Tap’ winter series begins January 2 at The Glockenspiel Restaurant in St. Paul.
Advent Week 4 — Dec. 23
Earlier this month a coalition called “A Minnesota Without Poverty” convened an anti-poverty conference involving some 40 non-profit advocacy groups to collaborate, reinvigorate and bring fruition to the recommendations of the Legislative Commission to End Poverty in Minnesota by 2020, issued in 2009.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was found to be in compliance with all articles of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” for the 2011-2012 audit period, according to a letter from StoneBridge Business Partners of Rochester, N.Y., which conducted the onsite audit.
Today begins the third week of the season of Advent, so we are halfway to Christmas! As we prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ and for the second coming of the Lord, we light three candles, including a special one of a different color.
The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing life, marriage and religious liberty concerns.