During his weekly general audience in a chilly, but sunny St. Peter’s Square April 8, the pope continued his series of talks about the family, dedicating a second catechesis to children. He described the great suffering and difficulties many children around the world experience as “a Passion.”
The idea was to provide a stable home for orphans and children whose families didn’t have the money to care for them. Grove, who later married an American and became a U.S. citizen, lived in an NPH home just north of Mexico City in Acolman for seven years with several hundred other children.
Locally, NPH will host its annual gala Oct. 3, when 15 children from NPH’s home in El Salvador will sing and dance, and then spend two weeks with a host family.
The Catholic Church supports the efforts of scientists to study the causes and effects of climate change and insists governments and businesses must get serious about specific commitments for protecting the environment.
The writings of St. Faustina, with the study of sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, help people in divine mercy cenacles learn to be virtuous, especially in difficult situations, said Vivian Rogers, a parishioner of Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville.
In an October 2014 letter to parishioners and school families, St. Bernard pastor Father Gregory Abbott wrote that the school serving students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade would close, citing declining enrollment, and parish and school finances. He noted that he made the decision with the input of parish leadership after much consultation, conversation and prayer.
The display of photo IDs and paperwork that enabled Hmong refugees from Laos, Cambodia and Thailand to resettle in the United States beginning nearly 40 years ago is part of a large exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.
In her 20s, Jane Lynch knew she was called to a vocation other than marriage, but didn’t feel like the convent was the right fit. It wasn’t until she was in her late 30s that she discovered secular institutes, a form of consecrated life in which members live and work in society but share commitments to prayer and their institute’s community.
Story cloths, for Hmong families, are hand-sewn histories.
Colorful threads intricately crafted into tapestries tell of episodes in the lives of mountain village families, how they lived, often how they survived.
Valued as art, story cloths are among the displays in the current exhibit at the Minnesota History Center, “We Are Hmong Minnesota.”
Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila called it “a travesty of justice” that under Colorado law no murder charges could be filed against a woman accused of violently attacking a pregnant woman and using a knife to remove her unborn baby.
It started with hallucinogenic peyote and a couple of guys in Oregon who were fired after they used it in a religious ritual.