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Journey to Easter

Journey to Easter

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pictures from the Triduum

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Father McDonough’s deposition posted on archdiocesan website

Father McDonough’s deposition posted on archdiocesan website

| April 24, 2014

“We offer the deposition in its entirety as part of our renewed commitment to transparency and disclosure,” the archdiocese said in a statement April 24. “Father McDonough answered every question asked. The court pre-determined the length of the six-hour deposition.”

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Minnesota business owners explain lawsuits over HHS mandate

Minnesota business owners explain lawsuits over HHS mandate

| Susan Klemond | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a challenge seems impossible, Deacon Greg Hall doesn’t focus on the outcome as much as the next step. The lesson he learned when his St. Joseph-based company was providing equipment in the 2010 rescue of Chilean miners trapped underground is as relevant today in his fight against the Obama Administration’s HHS contraception mandate. Deacon […]

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Celebrating two new saints

Celebrating two new saints

| April 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

Archbishop to attend canonization Mass in Rome April 27 for Popes John Paul II, John XXIII

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Easter proclaims that love gives life, pope says; share it with others

Easter proclaims that love gives life, pope says; share it with others

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Whatever is going on in one’s life, Pope Francis said from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, Jesus’ victory over sin and death demonstrates that “love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.”

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‘Evil will not have the last word,’ Pope Francis says during Way of Cross

‘Evil will not have the last word,’ Pope Francis says during Way of Cross

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

“From the cross we see the monstrosity of mankind when it lets itself be guided by evil,” Pope Francis said. “But we also see the immensity of the mercy of God, who doesn’t treat us according to our sins, but according to his mercy.”

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Praying for life on Good Friday

Praying for life on Good Friday

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of people participated in the annual Good Friday prayer service for life April 18 in front of Planned Parenthood in St. Paul.

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Jesus wants everyone to serve others with love, pope says

Jesus wants everyone to serve others with love, pope says

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

During the evening Mass at a rehabilitation facility on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis washed the feet of four women and eight men who are living with disabilities.

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Task force submits report, recommendations regarding protection of children

Task force submits report, recommendations regarding protection of children

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

While the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force’s report notes the archdiocese’s diligence in adopting policies and procedures to protect children, it also includes recommendations to address “serious shortcomings” in how the archdiocese has implemented the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.”

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Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

He will preside over the Holy Thursday evening Mass and foot-washing ritual at the Father Carlo Gnocchi Foundation’s Our Lady of Providence Center on the outskirts of Rome, the Vatican announced April 8.

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Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests — large in number, but not in proportion to the total — have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they’ve done with the sexual abuse of children,” Pope Francis said.

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Blessing the oils

Blessing the oils

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Priests from around the archdiocese gathered with the faithful April 10 at the Cathedral of St. Paul for the annual Chrism Mass.

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