Scores and photos from Thursday, Dec. 29
Photos from Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Vigil/wake service will be Dec. 30 at Epiphany Church. The funeral Mass is 11 a.m., Dec. 31 at the church.
In the wake of last May’s tornado and the tough economy, the Convent of the Visitation School’s long-standing Christmas stocking tradition to distribute gifts to low-income families in the Minneapolis neighborhood has been met with even greater appreciation this year.
Courage and EnCourage are at the service of the church throughout the world. The apostolate has a presence in half the dioceses in the U.S. and many places overseas.
“When the economy fails to generate sufficient jobs, there is a moral obligation to help protect the life and dignity of unemployed workers and their families.”
— Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in a Dec. 12 letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives
“Imagine what would happen if a squad of firefighters runs so fast at the sound of an alarm to put out a fire, but once on the scene realizes that they have no tanks, not even a drop of water with them. That’s how we are if we run out to preach without praying. One who prays without speaking does more evangelization than one who speaks without praying.”