A basket sat in the gathering space at St. Joseph in West St. Paul. It contained cards, many addressed to Bishop Lee Piché, who had been the pastor there from 1999 to 2005.
Catholic school leaders and faculty gathered with staff members of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis June 24 for a Mass of appreciation for the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools. The Mass was held as a closing liturgy for the office, which will cease operating June 30.
The deep hurts that spouses inflict on each other cause great suffering to their children and, in some cases, lead to a separation that is “morally necessary” to protect spouses and children from more serious forms of violence, Pope Francis said during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square June 24.
It’s not often that a runner is suffering before the race even begins.
But, such was the case for Susan Mulheron before the start of the annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth June 20.
Archbishop William Lori reminded those gathered for Mass June 21 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore that when it comes to religious freedom, American Catholics and Christians worldwide are in the same “boat.”
Together, Minnesota faith communities say hate crimes attack both individual victims and entire communities
In confirming the resignations of his fellow bishops June 15, Bishop Andrew Cozzens pledged to work closely with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ new apostolic administrator “to bring our archdiocese into a new day so that the work of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which we have done here for almost 165 years, may continue.”
The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”
Long overdue but a potential catalyst for change is how Christopher Thompson characterized Pope Francis’ widely anticipated encyclical on the environment, which was to be released June 18.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda is the first to admit he has a lot to learn about the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.