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It is the key to unleashing the new evangelization. It is essential to carrying out the Gospel mission. What is the key? It is the confessional.
On Nov. 23, we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. But Jesus did not appear on earth as we would imagine a king to appear. Jesus seems to be saying that he reigns as king somewhere other than earth, and we know the name of his kingdom: heaven.
Nearly three decades earlier, I had picked Andrea/Andrew because I thought it sounded so cool with the rest of my name: Alyssa Marie Andrea Bormes. God, who cannot be outdone, gave the pretentious teenager her sound, but he slipped in a mission along with it.
Is it better to be good or to be cautious?
Michael Naughton, director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, addressed the question in his talk at the Faith, Food and the Environment Symposium Nov. 5 at the university.
Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology will address a wide range of issues related to the environment, including how they impact the world’s poor and marginalized, said the chief of staff to Cardinal Peter Turkson, who is advising the pope in its drafting.
Parishes across the United States will amplify the voice of the poor when they collect donations for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development during Masses on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.
Pope Francis has dedicated 2015 to be the Year of Consecrated Life. Events are planned in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis beginning Nov. 30.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Chancery Corporation has cut nearly $5 million in expenses, almost 20 percent of the Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget, in order to forge sustainable operations. That included the elimination of 11 positions in the Chancery offices.