After five months of news stories about past clergy sexual misconduct, many Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are feeling a mix of emotions: sadness, grief and anger among them.
Volunteers from St. Patrick parish in Edina collect prepared, perishable food donations from local restaurants and deliver them to Sharing and Caring Hands.
The 2013 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration included Mass with Archbishop John Nienstedt, music, a slate of internationally recognized speakers and more than 80 exhibitors and vendors.
In a follow-up interview on the day Father Andrew Cozzens was appointed an auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, he spoke with The Catholic Spirit about his family, his vocation, Pope Francis and a variety of other topics. The following is an edited version of the Oct. 11 interview.
For the past six years, the pastoral council at St. Joseph in Red Wing has used a meeting process that moves decision-making closer to those who do the work, through six parish commissions.
Clearly, Jesus is not praising this man for his dishonesty, but rather for his cleverness and aggressive, enterprising spirit. Jesus obviously wants his disciples to be just as wise and just as enterprising when it comes to their stewarding of the Gospel of truth. He commends the attitude and the drive—not the means or the goal of the dishonest steward.
Students at St. Peter’s School in Delano learn Spanish from videos produced from Spanish students at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park.
This year, churches and schools might reduce expenses if they take advantage of a new purchasing program sponsored by the archdiocese.