Father David Hennen, pastor of St. Francis Xavier in Buffalo, is the new Minnesota Senate chaplain.
Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch (R-Buffalo), who nominated Father Hennen for the position, is a long-time parishioner at St. Francis Xavier, where she serves as a lector and eucharistic minister, Father Hennen said.
Nearly a year after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti took the lives of as many as 300,000 people and left more than a million injured or homeless, growth is best measured by the Haitians’ hope for their country rather than the country’s infrastructure, even as they continue to suffer from a cholera outbreak, according to local Catholics who have visited the small island nation since the disaster.
The 34-year-old man rose from the couch in the living room. On his way out, he paused to exchange friendly words with a woman seated near him.
He whispered in her ear and kissed her on the cheek. Then, he looked at her and smiled, and kissed her again.
An outsider might have thought the older woman who received this affection was his mother. And, in fact, she is a mother of sorts to this man.
Jesuit Father Thomas Krettek, left, conducts the missioning of Father Tim Manatt, right, as new president of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis during an all-school liturgy Dec. 16 at the school. Father Manatt replaces Father David Haschka, center, current president and founder of the school. Father Krettek is the provincial of the Wisconsin Province. All three priests are Jesuits.
We are the privileged generation that is going to be voting and laying a strong foundation. We need to help instill pride in being a nation and help people understand that they have a God-given right to be free.”
— Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala of Tombura-Yambio, Sudan
On a snowy night in the Twin Cities, Shaymaa Hasan stepped outside the door of a south Minneapolis home to watch the flakes fall gently from the sky.
She leaned out through the doorway and cupped her hands together to catch the snow. As the flakes landed, her face lit up and she squealed with delight.
Every year at this time, Helen Dahlman’s office and conference room at Risen Christ School in Minneapolis looks like a cross between a retail store and a consignment shop.
Seven high school dance teams participated in an event that took the focus away from competition and put it squarely on compassion during the Dec. 4 Catholic Jamboree at Benilde-St. Margaret’s in St. Louis Park.