“A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. Once this conviction disappears, so do solid and lasting foundations for the defense of human rights, which would always be subject to the passing whims of the powers that be.”
“I want to recommend some medicine for all of you. It’s a spiritual medicine. Don’t forget to take it. It’s good for your heart, for your soul, for your whole life.”
Pope Francis, encouraging people to pray the rosary, at the end of his Nov. 17 Sunday Angelus address
“Believing in Jesus means giving him our flesh with the humility and courage of Mary, so that he can continue to dwell in our midst. It means giving him our hands, to caress the little ones and the poor; our feet, to go forth and meet our brothers and sisters; our arms, to hold up the weak and to work in the Lord’s vineyard; our minds, to think and act in the light of the Gospel; and especially our hearts, to love and to make choices in accordance with God’s will.”
Seven Catholic school educators left June 15 for a week-long immersion trip to El Salvador.
St. Joseph of Carondelet sisters living at Bethany Convent in St. Paul moved to their new residence, Carondelet Village, on Dec. 6. To mark the occasion, Archbishop emeritus Harry Flynn celebrated Mass and blessed the new Carondelet Village Chapel.
“The highlight of the trip for me was seeing the pope and being so close to him when he first arrived in Madrid! It was awe-inspiring to see one of the holiest people on the planet and to know that he has a special message for all of us youth.
Just a few weeks before he left for World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain, Brandon Lehner remembers that he was impressed by how many fans Target Field could hold. The 24-year-old software engineer multiplied that number by 50 as he watched the roughly 1.5 million pilgrims gather in a field for the overnight vigil Aug. 20 and papal Mass the following morning.