The Little Sisters of the Poor aren’t seeking special privileges — they just want the same exemption from the federal contraceptive mandate offered to others, the order’s mother provincial said Dec. 8.
While Vatican officials are busy working with other religious groups in formulating a collective message on nuclear disarmament, no-nukes activists are looking for ways to influence the actions of their faith leaders.
Pope Francis expressed his hope that truth prevail and justice be served in the Vatican investigation and trial of Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and papal nuncio, who has been accused of sexually abusing young boys.
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Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church must consider various ways to integrate the divorced and civilly remarried in the life of the Church — not merely allowing them to receive Communion, but letting them serve as eucharistic ministers and godparents — and to make it easier for Catholic families to accept their homosexual members.
On Dec. 9, Bishop Andrew Cozzens celebrated the one-year anniversary of his ordination as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It was a busy year of confirmations, engagement in Latino Ministry and taking an active role in helping victims of sexual abuse heal.
This week, the archdiocese announced a partnership with Twin Cities-based Canvas Health to provide victim assistance services. Now, when a person calls (651) 291-4497 any time day or night, he or she will reach a professional trained to respond to victims/survivors of sexual abuse.