On March 22, Archbishop Bernard Hebda received a call from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the papal nuncio to the United States, with the news that Pope Francis had appointed him archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The pastor of St. Gerard in Brooklyn Park was placed on a temporary leave of absence March 22 by his Franciscan superior because of unresolved questions regarding his role in supervising a Franciscan brother accused of sexually abusing minors in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
For Minnesota’s bishops, a recent day of meetings with Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators in St. Paul was an opportunity to build relationships and discuss the church’s public policy priorities.
As Pope Francis says, a good Catholic meddles in politics. We’re called to be good citizens not just of the next life as Catholics, but good citizens of this life. We’re called to try to bring about what’s going to serve the good of the person, the dignity of the person.
Father Robert Fitzpatrick has been reinstated to public ministry after an abuse claim made against him was found unsubstantiated, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced March 17.
Local supporters of Women Speak for Themselves, a national religious liberty organization led by Helen Alvaré, is participating in a national service day at the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence in St. Paul March 23.
Three Franciscan priests, including one assigned to a Minneapolis parish, were charged with conspiracy for endangering the welfare of children as well as for endangering the welfare of children in connection with a two-year investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
When local parish leaders gather at Pax Christi in Eden Prairie April 14 to hear from the authors of “Rebuilt: The Story of a Catholic Parish,” it will be the third time they’ve come together to explore the topics of discipleship and evangelization.
Kristen Soley calls her experience a “medical miracle.”
During Holy Week, a new musical theater depiction of the Easter story will hit the big screen at six Twin Cities movie theaters for a special one-night showing March 22.