Today’s lush and immaculately manicured Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines.
God chose to manifest his power not by amazing feats of greatness but rather through small acts of humility, choosing to enter the world as a child born of a woman, Pope Francis said.
Poland’s memory and identity are the two catalysts that will lead the country forward and turn hopeless situations — such as those facing migrants — into opportunities for future generations, Pope Francis said.
The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of “absurd violence” added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.
Only a week after Donald Trump chose as his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who was raised a Catholic and today is evangelical, Hillary Clinton chose as her vice presidential running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, a practicing Catholic who has never lost an election, as her vice presidential running mate.
Criminal charges dropped; Archdiocese continues collaboration with county attorney’s office, bolstering December agreement
It was Rhonda Zweber’s lowest day.
She had just returned home after undergoing a double mastectomy in August 2007. Nauseous from the anesthesia and faced with a lengthy treatment plan to fight her breast cancer, she was unsure of what the future would hold for her and her husband, Val, and their three young daughters.
One day on her run, Abigail House Tierney’s mind wandered to her future as a physician assistant student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. She appreciated what she had learned from shadowing at the AALFA Family Clinic in White Bear Lake, a pro-life medical practice that applies the Creighton Model of natural family planning to women’s health care. But she wondered what further NFP education she would receive.