“Paint the Mirrors,” an initiative started by University of St. Thomas student Angela Deeney, encourages others to leave their mirrors behind for the 40 days of Lent. “I want girls to know that the light they radiate doesn’t come from that shiny piece of metal,” she says, “but from the love they give to others in confidence reflecting back to them, illuminating who they really are.”
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has appealed a Ramsey County District Court judge’s rulings made earlier this month in a case involving the alleged sexual abuse of a minor.
Following the online disclosure of the archdiocesan Chancery Corporation’s full audited financial report Feb. 13 and the publication of a condensed version in The Catholic Spirit, some local media stories misinterpreted or did not accurately present the information. Thomas Mertens, chief financial officer for the archdiocese, offers the following information to set the record straight.
This is the first time Minnesota has enacted a three-year window. The state twice previously eliminated the civil statute of limitations for cases of past child sexual abuse for one-year windows — in 1989 and 1991.
Douglas Bushman to speak at Archdiocesan Men’s Conference
We shouldn’t be surprised when God allows us to experience trials. Instead, we should turn to him humbly and continue living our faith as well or better than we do in good times, Deacon Joseph Michalak said at a Feb. 19 presentation, “Crisis and Difficulty: A Time for Growth.”