Pope Francis recently said that religious liberty is talked about more than it is proactively protected. And he is right. Religious liberty is increasingly given lip service, but in practice it keeps shrinking.
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– CCF hires new officer, names finance director
– Order of Malta exhibit at Basilica
– Local Catholic author publishes new book
Thirty-four years ago, on June 3, I delivered the commencement address for the class of 1979 at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Richfield. I challenged my classmates and myself to go out and change the world for the better.
Minnesota and France redefined marriage in the same week, yet the differences in public reaction to this decision in both places could hardly be starker.
– The Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute held its graduation ceremony last week at the St. Paul Seminary Chapel
– Last chance to complete capital campaign feasibility study
– MN Twins to host altar server appreciation
“Breaking Bad” is a television series on AMC about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug kingpin. It has quickly become a favorite of mine. Educator Walter White puts his chemistry skills to work in his own meth lab after he learns he has advanced-stage lung cancer and just two years to live. His teaching job, he reasons, will not provide nearly enough for his pregnant wife and his son, who has cerebral palsy.
– Seminarian writes and directs theater drama
– Cardinal Burke keynotes tribunal provincial meeting
– Feasibility study update
The House of Representatives will vote on same-sex marriage legislation on Thursday, May 9.
Priests, seminarians to play basketball tourney
Haiti priest to receive award from St. John’s
Providence Academy students score for charity
Recently, the DFL leadership in the Minnesota House and Senate released their proposed budget targets. While the budget targets are said to allow for investments in Minnesota’s economic future, there are deep cuts proposed in the Minnesota Health and Human Services budget that could directly affect some of our state’s most vulnerable residents in a special way, particularly our sexually exploited youth.
Pope Benedict’s exit and Pope Francis’ arrival hold lessons for our own workplaces