The future of humanity depends on parents’ commitment to protect and nurture their children, instill values and help children mature as human beings, speakers told a United Nations event to mark the fourth annual Global Day of Parents.
Pope Francis will set up a panel of legal experts to help him in deciding whether to remove a religious superior or bishop from office for failing to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sex abuse.
Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis raised a final total of $491,329 for the 2015 Retirement Fund for Religious appeal.
An estimated 3,500 people attended the second bi-annual All Saints Music Festival May 20 at the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, organized by the clustered parishes of St. John the Baptist in Vermillion; St. Joseph in Miesville; St. Mary in New Trier; St. Mathias in Hampton; and St. Pius V in Cannon Falls.
Seventeen weeks into the 2016 Catholic Services Appeal, the Plymouth-based Catholic Services Appeal Foundation reports that it is ahead of last year’s campaign, both in dollars pledged and dollars received, as well as the total number of gifts.
Risen Christ Catholic School in Minneapolis presented the Minneapolis-based GHR Foundation with its annual Circle of Light Award May 25. Risen Christ President Michael Rogers credits the foundation with aiding the K-8 school’s work in educating low-income students and students of color.
Following Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens, parishioners of St. Peter in Forest Lake attended a groundbreaking ceremony June 5 for additions to the parish church and school, as well as a renovation and re-purposing of existing space.
St. Mark’s School was named the 2016 School of Character May 26 by Synergy & Leadership Exchange, a North Mankato-based nonprofit.
The Catholic Spirit gathered 13 additional awards, including four first-place awards for writing, design and special sections.
A parishioner of St. Peter in Mendota, Crocker is a longtime volunteer with the archdiocese and was the chairwoman for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration. She has also worked as an outreach coordinator for the Minnesota Catholic Conference.