Catholic Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., will unveil an outdoor memorial monument, honoring the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, immediately following a Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 30.
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Minnesota Catholic Conference continues work on priorities as special session looms
As state legislators appear headed to a special session to complete the unfinished business of passing a state budget, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is working to ensure that a final agreement meets the needs of the state’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens.
In the meantime, it expressed gratitude to lawmakers who voted in favor of a marriage amendment bill that was among the MCC’s top legislative priorities.
Did you know that your parish is a corporation, legally speaking, and that it has a board of directors?
Hundreds of parish trustees from throughout the archdiocese recently attended gatherings to learn about their role as parish board members. The archdiocese held the gatherings as many parishes begin proceedings to merge or cluster according to the archdiocese’s Strategic Plan, released last October.
It is official.
Cedarcrest Academy in Maple Grove can proclaim its identity as a Roman Catholic school.
Microsoft Vista and “New Coke” have proven that not every change is for the better. Furthermore, when change comes to important elements of life, it is often resisted with the cry of “we never did it that way before.”
Following an emotional debate, the Minnesota House passed a measure Saturday night by a vote of 70-62 that will put a state constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2012 to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Minnesota Catholic Conference decries the choice of Bradlee Dean to deliver opening prayer in house of representatives
The Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, today decried the invitation of Bradlee Dean to give the prayer at the opening of today’s House session. “It was wrong to have a person with extremist views, like those attributed to Dean, deliver the prayer in the House,” said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director.
Marriage or matrimony is one of the seven sacraments. It belongs to a special group or classification of sacraments known as the “sacraments of commitment” — the two major ways for adults to live out their baptismal faith commitment. (The other is holy orders.)
Reflections about the past and future, written by graduating seniors selected by their Catholic schools and parishes
The Senate approved a bill, in a 38-27 vote, May 11 that takes one more step toward a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman in Minnesota.
Dan Huschke, a member of St. Hubert in Chanhassen, walks in front of the Planned Parenthood building on Ford Parkway in St. Paul April 22 (Good Friday) carrying a wooden cross during the annual Carry the Cross of Abortion prayer vigil.
“Lift up your hearts!”
These are pivotal words in the Mass, words spoken by the celebrant to the congregation during what is referred to as the “preface dialogue.”