Catholic health care is facing many of the same challenges confronting the Catholic Church as a whole, John Allen Jr. told members of the Catholic Health Association during the group’s annual meeting Nov. 3 at St. Patrick in Edina.
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If you’re a Catholic who is hesitant about getting involved in the political process on behalf of the church and advocating for public policies consistent with church teaching, Anthony Picarello Jr. has some advice for you: “Don’t be afraid.”
Juventino Meza, a Mexican immigrant, had been living in the United States for about a year when he dropped out of high school to work in a restaurant.
Bonnie Steele associates the word “charity” with a government food truck. Growing up in North Minneapolis, the truck would pull up, neighbors would crowd each other out to get free food, and Steele remembers feeling ashamed.
Chastity speaker Jason Evert will present talks for both parents and teenagers in the archdiocese next month. (See box for details.) For more than a decade, Evert and his wife, Crystalina, have traveled the world speaking to youth about the benefits of living a chaste life.
The ability to make informed choices about fertility directly challenges the secular culture’s precepts that the body can be manipulated to express any desire and that fertility is a disease to be isolated or removed chemically or mechanically from the body, said Dr. Hanna Klaus, a Medical Mission Sister and OB/GYN doctor with extensive experience in reproductive issues who spoke at a recent biomedical conference.
When Father Jon Vander Ploeg, pastor of St. Paul in Ham Lake, was notified that Teresa Gross had committed suicide on Nov. 1, 2010, he knew what the family was going through.
Five years before that, his family had endured a similar tragedy when his brother, Mark, committed suicide.
As the first anniversary of their daughter’s suicide approaches, local couple feels called to help other families
The Basilica, which won with 19 percent of the votes, requested and will receive a $109,800 grant to restore the narthex and sacristy.
“Catholics in the Public Square” will explore the responsibilities of Catholics in political life and how to vote your conscience when no candidate expresses Catholic views.
Catholic Community Foundation to honor longtime volunteer, Susan Morrison