The debate over whether or not to allow the construction of a mosque and Islamic cultural center near ground zero in New York has ignited heated discussion in recent weeks among a steady stream of politicians, talk show hosts and demonstrators both for and against the proposal.
Last spring, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and state lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a money-saving plan to salvage General Assistance Medical Care so the state’s poorest residents could still receive health care coverage.
Archbishop John Nienstedt’s announcement last week of the formation of a Strategic Task Force for Parish and School Planning is an important step in helping the archdiocese take stock of its resources and respond to the new pastoral realities we face in light of changing demographics and ongoing financial challenges. The task force is expected […]