The rite of canonization for Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II April 27 will use the standard formula for the creation of new saints, but the Mass will be preceded by the recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet, and it is possible retired Pope Benedict XVI will attend, the Vatican spokesman said.
In an April 2 deposition given in a Ramsey County court case, Archbishop John Nienstedt responded to questions about sexual abuse committed by clergy and how the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled the issue during his tenure.
In their first overseas trip in three years, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, met April 3 with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Once again, the people at Fort Hood “are at the center of national attention and the focus of our prayers,” Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said in response to the April 2 shooting at the Texas military base.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace said he welcomed the possible release of a Senate intelligence committee report that says the CIA used torture techniques in interrogating some terror suspects after 9/11.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been extended additional time to provide documents related to priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.
While any increase in church attendance prompted by the pope’s appeal isn’t quite yet measurable, a new survey shows Pope Francis has made an impact on Catholic giving in the year since his papacy began.
It was a packed house for the 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine March 23, as parishioners, friends and alumni of its school gathered to celebrate the blessing of a new parish life center.
Pope Francis received U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27. In what was their first encounter, the two leaders spoke in private for more than 50 minutes, an extraordinarily long time for such a meeting.
Julie Gergen leaned in toward the window of her seventh-floor apartment on the northwest edge of downtown Minneapolis to take in the view.
The annual Chrism Mass at which Archbishop John Nienstedt blesses the sacramental holy oils for the upcoming year also serves another essential purpose for priests — renewing the promises they made on their ordination day.