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John L. Allen Jr., a well-respected Vatican journalist, spoke at the University of St. Thomas June 3 on the opening evening of a three-day conference on ecology.
I am humbled by Pope Francis’ decision to appoint me to serve as apostolic administrator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. I am grateful for his confidence, and I look forward to working with Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens and the leadership of the archdiocese. I pray that I will be able to be of some service to you, the priests and faithful of the archdiocese, as you prepare for the appointment of a new archbishop.
Siento mucha humildad por la decisión del Papa Francisco de nombrarme a servir como administrador apostólico de la Arquidiócesis de St. Paul y Minneapolis. Estoy agradecido por esta confianza y espero trabajar con el Obispo Auxiliar Andrew Cozzens y los líderes de la arquidiócesis. Ruego para que pueda ser capaz de brindarles un servicio a ustedes, a los sacerdotes y a los fieles de la arquidiócesis, mientras se preparan para el nombramiento de un nuevo arzobispo.
St. Thomas More Church in St. Paul has commissioned a painting of its patron saint, Sir Thomas More, for the lunette above a shrine dedicated to the 15th-century martyr.
Q. I want to raise my kids in the faith and help them navigate the world to make good decisions. Obviously, I cannot shelter them from everything, or they will grow up being naive. But I cannot just let them be completely influenced by the world, either. Any thoughts on how to let kids be a part of the world but not of the world?
“Sing, my tongue, the Savior’s glory, of His Flesh, the mystery sing; of the Blood, all price exceeding, shed by our Immortal King, destined, for the world’s redemption, from a noble Womb to spring” (Hymn Pange Lingua, St. Thomas Aquinas).