VIDEO: Students, faculty and staff at Ascension School in Minneapolis gathered in the school’s parking lot March 29 to form a prayer circle for peace and justice following last month’s shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
“I don’t think I’ll ever dance the way I used to dance — and that’s part of the sacrifice — but at the same time, God has opened many doors for me to use it and to use it for his kingdom.”
— David Rider, a former professional tap dancer who is now a New York archdiocesan seminarian attending the Pontifical North American College in Rome
Father Leo Dolan, 85, died March 22. He was born Jan. 26, 1927, in St. Paul and ordained a priest June 7, 1952. He retired from active ministry Jan. 1, 1994, after helping revive St. John parish in St. Paul, where he served as pastor from 1985 until his retirement.
Sarah Mealey, the newly named communications director for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, said she is “convinced that this is what I’m being called to do.”
About once a month, the Chicago priest takes his show on the road to Catholic high schools, and sometimes even to bars, to give teens and young adults an opportunity to ask their faith-related questions.
As a parent, no matter what the age of your children, you regularly question your approach. Am I too strict? Do I model honesty and integrity? Can I teach my children to love each other?
“Today I’m looking at the face of God, for you are here to do God’s work. You are here to proclaim justice and the common good in the public square,” Rev. Alika Galloway, co-pastor of Kwanzaa Community Church in Minneapolis, told 750 people attending the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s “Day on the Hill” March 20.