Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church must consider various ways to integrate the divorced and civilly remarried in the life of the Church — not merely allowing them to receive Communion, but letting them serve as eucharistic ministers and godparents — and to make it easier for Catholic families to accept their homosexual members.
On Dec. 9, Bishop Andrew Cozzens celebrated the one-year anniversary of his ordination as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It was a busy year of confirmations, engagement in Latino Ministry and taking an active role in helping victims of sexual abuse heal.
This week, the archdiocese announced a partnership with Twin Cities-based Canvas Health to provide victim assistance services. Now, when a person calls (651) 291-4497 any time day or night, he or she will reach a professional trained to respond to victims/survivors of sexual abuse.
– Obama, Archbishop Cupich meet in Chicago, talk immigration
– Re-gifting: Vatican raffles pope gifts to raise money for poor
– First world day against human trafficking set for February
– Church, National Library to make parish records free online
A box full of wedding photos sits at Celeste Raspanti’s elbow. As she lifts one from the stack and looks at it, two brides, two grooms, two maids of honor and two best men look back. It’s an image more than 99 years old, made of the wedding parties from a double wedding, the first of its kind at the “new” Cathedral of St. Paul on April 14, 1915.
Pope Francis met with young refugees from civil wars in Syria and Iraq a few hours after joining Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to denounce the plight of Christians there.
It will be several months, at least, before anyone can apply to take advantage of immigration policy changes announced by President Barack Obama Nov. 20.
President Barack Obama’s package of actions affecting millions of people without legal immigration status received support from Catholic organizations, labor unions and immigration advocates even as critics contended that the steps he announced violated the Constitution.
Dr. Martin Salia, a Maryland Catholic doctor who died Nov. 17 after contracting the Ebola virus while serving patients in his native Sierra Leone, was remembered by his family, colleagues, government officials and others as a man who loved God, lived to serve others and died as a hero.