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Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

| Cindy Wooden | April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection they resemble most.

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Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

He will preside over the Holy Thursday evening Mass and foot-washing ritual at the Father Carlo Gnocchi Foundation’s Our Lady of Providence Center on the outskirts of Rome, the Vatican announced April 8.

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Bus tour highlights positive impact of Catholic schools

Bus tour highlights positive impact of Catholic schools

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Alliance for Catholic Education, a program of the University of Notre Dame, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a cross-country bus tour making stops at 50 schools along the way. The Fighting for Our Children’s Future National Bus Tour included stops at two schools in the archdiocese, Blessed Trinity in Richfield and Good Shepherd in Golden Valley.

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Science, faith and the Big Bang theory

Science, faith and the Big Bang theory

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Priest’s study of universe’s origins still guides modern-day cosmology

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Finding faith, then finding each other

Finding faith, then finding each other

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Couple meets in North Dakota, prepares for wedding and entry into the Catholic Church

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An act of faith

An act of faith

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was witnessing others live out their Catholic faith that inspired K.D. Howells (pictured) to join the Church.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

| Joseph McAleer | April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

The big guy with the red, white and blue shield returns to save the planet in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (Disney), a rousing follow-up to two films, 2011′s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2012′s “The Avengers.”

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Pope, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth have informal meeting at Vatican

Pope, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth have informal meeting at Vatican

| Cindy Wooden | April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In their first overseas trip in three years, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, met April 3 with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

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Head of U.S. military archdiocese offers prayers for Fort Hood victims

Head of U.S. military archdiocese offers prayers for Fort Hood victims

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once again, the people at Fort Hood “are at the center of national attention and the focus of our prayers,” Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said in response to the April 2 shooting at the Texas military base.

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Hard work, discipline pay off for DeLaSalle’s Reid Travis

Hard work, discipline pay off for DeLaSalle’s Reid Travis

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Reid Travis rolls out of bed at 4:30 a.m. on a typical day during the DeLaSalle High School basketball season. He lifts weights before his 6 a.m. team practice. Then, the 6-foot-8, 240 pound forward devours two full breakfasts in the school cafeteria before class.

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Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Julie Gergen leaned in toward the window of her seventh-floor apartment on the northwest edge of downtown Minneapolis to take in the view.

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Conference speaker: World needs ‘men of conscience’

Conference speaker: World needs ‘men of conscience’

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Near the end of the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 22, Father Bill Baer, the event’s emcee, invited boys 18 and under to come forward to the stage at the University of St. Thomas Field House to greet speaker Brian Bonin.

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