Jill Reilly, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will leave her position July 2. Reilly’s goal during her two-year tenure was to help Catholic schools through a time of transition with compassion, vigor, collaboration and innovation.
A scathing new report on the conditions under which immigrants are detained concludes with the U.S. bishops’ recommendation that the current system be dismantled and replaced with less drastic approaches for keeping track of people whose immigration cases are pending.
Despite reports in the Italian press that Blessed Teresa of Kolkata’s canonization has been set for Sept. 4, 2016, a Vatican spokesman says the date is only hypothetical and cannot be confirmed.
U.S. House passage May 13 of a measure that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks is “long overdue and one of the most common sense laws under consideration,” said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.
Reaction was mixed to the May 15 jury sentencing of death for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
Imagine if every child read the Bible. That’s the goal of four local Catholic women who have spent the last decade preparing a Catholic companion to the Bible for children.
Pope Francis and local musician Rob Hahn have both “put an exclamation point” on the life of Oscar Romero. Pope Francis named the Salvadoran archbishop a martyr for the faith earlier this year, inspiring Hahn to offer his own tribute through music.
Families are the first victims wherever there is conflict or poverty, but they also are the best place for teaching peace and reconciliation, Pope Francis told bishops of the Central African Republic.
In an area of St. Paul that Father Michael Byron described as “more needy, less Catholic and more diverse” today than it has been in its 65-year history, St. Pascal Baylon School intends not only to remain open, but also to be an anchor of Catholic education in the east metro of the Twin Cities.
Are frozen embryos human beings worthy of dignity and respect or are they property subject to contractual obligations?