The building that served St. Joseph parish in Lexington for more than 100 years was sold for $1 to Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Association on July 25, said Father Kevin Clinton, pastor of St. Wenceslaus in New Prague and the five rural Catholic communities that St. Wenceslaus received as part of the strategic planning process.
Fr. Tom Balluff, pastor of the Church of St. Mary of Czestochowa in rural Delano, is a man who will make great sacrifices for his flock. And at the parish’s annual festival, he proved it once again.
In the midst of Minnesota’s massive heat wave, Mary Jo Copeland at Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis and Gerry Lauer at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul said that they can’t blame the sweltering weather for the growing numbers of people coming in for help. However, the heat doesn’t help.
“People were crying — for joy and probably also in sorrow for those who didn’t live to see this day happen.”
— Steve Hilbert, Africa policy adviser to the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and Peace, on the July 9 ceremony marking the new Republic of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan held in the capital city of Juba
After working in the archdiocese for 17 years, Jim Lundholm-Eades will leave his current position as parish services and planning director to take a similar position with the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, based in Washington, D.C., beginning next month.
Lori Dahlhoff, a member of the archdiocesan Parish Services Team, has accepted a position as executive director for the Department of Religious Education at the National Catholic Educational Association. Dahlhoff, who has served as director of catechesis, parish faith formation, RCIA and adult formation for the archdiocese for 10 years, will leave the archdiocese in […]
The Catholic Spirit asked parishes if the excessive heat was impacting their parishioners or neighbors and what they are doing to help.
Sister Jackie Nguyen, a recently professed Missionary Sister of St. Peter Claver, knows the power of prayer.
Justin Stroh first responded to the Holy Father’s call for an international gathering of youth by attending World Youth Day in Denver in 1993.
“Every time I’ve gone to World Youth Day, I’ve left with a deeper sense of love for my Catholic faith — it’s my identity, who I am as a son of the eternal Father in heaven who loves me,” he said.