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Franciscans in Holy Land sow peace, fraternity, respect, pope says

Franciscans in Holy Land sow peace, fraternity, respect, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Franciscans assisting the Christian minority and caring for the churches and shrines in the Holy Land are “ambassadors” of all the people of God, Pope Francis said.

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Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

| Carol Zimmermann | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, they announced late Oct. 16.

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U.S. bishop concerned about impact of Trump’s health care order on poor

U.S. bishop concerned about impact of Trump’s health care order on poor

| October 16, 2017 | 5 Comments

A part of President Donald Trump’s Oct. 13 executive order on health care that would end subsidies to health insurance companies aimed at helping individuals with low to modest incomes is of “grave concern,” a U.S. bishop said.

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Quarter-mile long Fatima rosary procession graces St. Paul

Quarter-mile long Fatima rosary procession graces St. Paul

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A quarter-mile long sea of people carrying candles and praying in procession filled half of John Ireland Boulevard between the State Capitol and the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul Oct. 13

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Advocates find there’s little to like in White House immigration plan

Advocates find there’s little to like in White House immigration plan

| Dennis Sadowski | October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s little, if anything, that immigrant advocates like in the Trump administration’s latest immigration plan.

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Long-term recovery ahead for California communities hit hard by wildfires

Long-term recovery ahead for California communities hit hard by wildfires

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Santa Rosa “has been hit hard” and “is in an ongoing state of uncertainty” because of Northern California wildfires that began the night of Oct. 8, said Bishop Robert Vasa.

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Catholic group will accept Scouts’ decision to allow girls to join

Catholic group will accept Scouts’ decision to allow girls to join

| October 12, 2017 | 10 Comments

The leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, which has its headquarters in the Dallas suburb of Irving, said they “accept and work with the new membership policy of the Boy Scouts of America” to admit girls.

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Mobile clinic relies on power of ultrasounds to save lives

Mobile clinic relies on power of ultrasounds to save lives

| Jessica Weinberger | October 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a bustling Target parking lot in Shakopee, it’s difficult for busy shoppers to miss the large 31-foot RV parked prominently in the back with a sign listing a menu of free services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and other resources. And that’s exactly what Alpha Women’s Center Executive Director Anne Fredrickson hopes.

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International stewardship speakers examine faith practices of millennials

International stewardship speakers examine faith practices of millennials

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The leading edge of millennial-age believers is marrying and starting families. Parishes preparing for the future will evolve to meet the habits of this group, said a panel of four Atlanta millennials at the International Catholic Stewardship Council conference.

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Red Mass nets largest draw in years with Archbishop Hebda presiding

Red Mass nets largest draw in years with Archbishop Hebda presiding

| October 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Having preached at Red Masses for law professionals in major metropolitan areas, members of the bench and bar in the Twin Cities had their turn to hear from Archbishop Bernard Hebda Oct. 7.

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Archdiocese reconsecration marks culmination of Fatima anniversary Oct. 13

Archdiocese reconsecration marks culmination of Fatima anniversary Oct. 13

| October 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cathedral, parishes mark the anniversary of Mary’s final apparition to the shepherd children

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Minnesota United player Kallman coaching alongside friend, fellow parishioner

Minnesota United player Kallman coaching alongside friend, fellow parishioner

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hill-Murray School boys soccer Head Coach Jeff Zupfer turned to the big leagues to fill an open assistant coaching spot this year.

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