Archbishop John Nienstedt will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass 7 p.m. March 26 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. During the liturgy, an assembly of priests, young and old, will gather with the archbishop to renew their promises on the threshold of the Easter Triduum.
Men, get ready for Reverend Know-It-All.
People of faith can support dignity of all persons in political arena
Cold winter light is streaming through the ancient windows of Beuerberg Abbey. It plays on the wood of the empty choir stalls, shimmers on the bronze hand bell of the prioress. Everything is quiet and ready for the next prayer.
Christian leaders again called for help for Assyrian Christians as Islamic State militants stepped up their attacks against their towns in northern Syria.
Massimo Faggioli, a theology professor at the University of St. Thomas, expert on the Second Vatican Council and the author of several books, said the pope is not a liberal who exalts the individual as the center of the world and who sees a minimal role for the church in public life.
“He used to be a dishwasher!”
The surprised voice of Mady Rogers, a freshman at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, carried across the banquet room where she was flipping through black-and-white photos with her partner, a senior citizen whose life was unfolding via his snapshots: his job as a dishwasher, his father riding in a new Chevrolet, soldiers sipping whisky at a ceasefire.
A religious procession, a brainstorm session and a few glasses of wine led a group of residents gathered in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to come up with a plan to interview Pope Francis.