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.
Near the end of the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 22, Father Bill Baer, the event’s emcee, invited boys 18 and under to come forward to the stage at the University of St. Thomas Field House to greet speaker Brian Bonin.
“I ask that you have the grace to be very close to your children, letting them grow, but being by their side. They need you, your presence, to be there, your love!”
— Pope Francis, speaking to fathers present in St. Peter’s Square March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal church and Jesus’ earthly father
Owners of eight Minnesota for-profit companies who have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over its contraception mandate have much at stake as the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates on the issue and prepares to rule on two similar cases, expected this summer.
Jeff Cavins embarks on a new mission to help Catholics know Christ better and share their faith Well before creating a successful Bible study series, reintroducing audiences to Christ, and leading pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Jeff Cavins knew he was destined to teach God’s word. “I think if there’s anything I’m called to in […]
Bishop Camillo Ballin, apostolic vicar of Northern Arabia, knows full well what it is like to minister to Catholics in a Muslim region because he has been doing that for more than four decades.
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, four women — including a survivor of clerical sex abuse — two Jesuit priests and an Italian lawyer are the first eight members of the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
Just over five weeks before the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, Rome hotels are reporting they are almost fully booked and the Vatican has confirmed the Mass will take place in St. Peter’s Square, despite knowing that hundreds of thousands of people will have to watch the ceremony on large video screens.
Oral arguments in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court March 25 focused on whether for-profit corporations have religious grounds to object to the new health care law’s requirement that most employers provide contraceptive coverage in their employee health plans. Crowds on both sides of the issue gathered outside the Supreme Court on a cold, […]