The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said Jan. 18 that a repeal of the federal health care law should not take place without immediate passage of a plan that preserves people’s access to adequate health care and also protects human life, conscience rights and the poor.
Four St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights students and rifle team members will head to nationals in March after winning the state title Jan. 7 in Forest Lake.
Christians who forge ahead with hope in God have the strength to endure life’s dark moments, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, to be a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Catholic panelists gathered to discuss “Faithful Priorities in a Time of Trump” said it is difficult to get over some of the words the president-elect said during the campaign — and even before he was a candidate. But as his presidency nears, many of them said it’s important to find ways to work with him for the common good.
The chairman of the Committee on Migration at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was disappointed with President Barack Obama’s new policy ending a long-standing agreement that allowed Cubans who arrive in the U.S. without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency.
A federal court judge ruled Jan. 12 that a committee representing creditors of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis would not be permitted to file lawsuits against Catholic entities, including schools and parishes, that received payments from the archdiocese in the two years before it filed bankruptcy in January 2015.
With finishing touches remaining on Catholic Charities’ brand new Higher Ground homeless shelter in downtown St. Paul, residents began moving in Jan. 11.
While the controversial opening of a McDonald’s near the Vatican may not have all local residents singing, “I’m lovin’ it,” the popular fast food chain is trying to do its part in the neighborhood by helping the poor and the hungry.
Sister Rita Petruziello said she could feel the “contention and nastiness” in the air during the presidential election campaign of the last year. Instead of getting better as the process went along, it kept getting worse.
Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers.
A Somali couple with three children is seeking a new life in Minnesota thanks to a Catholic Charities’ resettlement program that cites a Christian imperative for its work.