Pope Francis invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to pray together at the Vatican for peace between their nations.
“Wherever children are accepted, loved, cared for and protected, the family is healthy, society is more healthy and the world is more human,” the pope said.
“The way of peace is strengthened if we realize that we are all of the same stock and members of one human family, if we never forget that we have the same heavenly father and are all his children, made in his image and likeness,” the pope said May 24 in his homily at Amman’s International Stadium.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has released the names and assignment histories of three priests and two religious brothers against whom claims of sexual abuse of a minor within the archdiocese have been found to be substantiated.
Former Benedictine priest Francis Hoefgen was charged May 21 with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly abusing a minor boy 25 years ago in Hastings.
Two Catholic school teachers have been honored with Teacher of the Year awards by the Minnesota Independent School Forum.
Bob Labat credits priests with healing, seeks to support them in new Serra role