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Archbishop Hebda to preach at prayer service for Reformation’s 500th anniversary

Archbishop Hebda to preach at prayer service for Reformation’s 500th anniversary

| January 20, 2017 | 8 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda will represent the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for an ecumenical prayer service Jan. 22 in recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary.

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Longtime prison ministry letter writer Sister Mary Mark Mahoney dies at 106

Longtime prison ministry letter writer Sister Mary Mark Mahoney dies at 106

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Mark Mahoney, who became known for her prison ministry, died Jan. 11 at the age of 106.

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‘We will be protected by God,’ Trump declares in inaugural address

‘We will be protected by God,’ Trump declares in inaugural address

| Mark Pattison | January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald J. Trump told the nation in his inaugural address that it need not fear in the days ahead.

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St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

While visiting Vatican offices, speaking to Catholic movements and following the footsteps of the early Christians, a group of transitional deacons from St. Paul, was in Rome getting an inside look into the church’s mission in the world.

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Pope offers prayers for Trump as he becomes 45th U.S. president

Pope offers prayers for Trump as he becomes 45th U.S. president

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis sent best wishes and prayers to incoming President Donald J. Trump shortly after he took the oath of office.

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Sisters of St. Joseph join in national prayer for presidential inauguration

Sisters of St. Joseph join in national prayer for presidential inauguration

| January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

In anticipation of the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Paul held an event to pray for a peaceful transition of power.

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Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Moving closer to Christ means facing daily struggles against temptation and battling against evil, Pope Francis said.

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Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis posed for a photo Jan. 18 with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, it was not a protocol-dictated nicety; it was a recognition of the commitment on the part of the pope and of a coalition of state and private agencies in Louisiana to stop human trafficking.

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Pastors’ parish snapshot survey gives priests a barometer for service

Pastors’ parish snapshot survey gives priests a barometer for service

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the work of Father Mike Tix and five other pastors in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the archdiocese now has a web survey for pastors to get a snapshot of their parish. After a conversation between Father Tix and Deacon Rip Riordan about the idea, Father Tix gathered a pilot and development group of pastors to form the survey in 2016.

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Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground

Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although great strides have been made through 50 years of ecumenical dialogue, Catholics and Lutherans must continue to work toward becoming a full and visible sign of unity for the world, Pope Francis said.

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Though snubbed by Women’s March, pro-life groups will still participate

Though snubbed by Women’s March, pro-life groups will still participate

| Rhina Guidos | January 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

Like many concerned about what Donald Trump has said about women and his various and changing positions on abortion, Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa decided she wanted to take part in the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, protesting the new president on the day after his inauguration as the country’s 45th leader.

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Speakers: Aim for truth with love to help those with same-sex attraction

Speakers: Aim for truth with love to help those with same-sex attraction

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Courage member Daniel Mattson, the intersection of his life with the gay rights movement caused “all hell to break loose.”

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