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“Some give to God’s mission by going to foreign lands and bringing the Gospel. And, there are some who go to the missions by giving what they have to make it possible for others to go.”
Q. I am struggling with the idea that prayer does anything. I mean, if God really cared about us, why would he need us to ask for anything before he gave it to us? I understand thanking God, but how do our prayers make any real difference?
Hundreds of women are expected to gather Oct. 26 for an event seeking to inform, refresh and nurture Catholic women across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Immediately, I started scheming about how to adorn the bare walls. Left to my own devices, I would’ve headed to the nearest Kohl’s and filled my cart with home décor of the live-love-laugh variety, but Ted urged me to wait.
The members — none of whom are employed by the archdiocese or any of its parishes — bring different areas of expertise to the group, whose findings and recommendations will be released publicly when a final report is complete.
The new evangelization has focused on bringing Catholics back to the church so that the word of God and his sacraments can take hold of us and join us to him. At the same time, there is much work to be done for Catholics to bring God into the world.
Six members of the Ministerial Standards Task Force were announced at an Oct. 9 press conference. Read more about these members.