“Moving from one crisis to another has slowed economic recovery and has kept Congress from finding a sound, moral path to fiscal sustainability. Other important issues go unaddressed, all the increasing cynicism about our political process. Congress’ actions should not provoke serious economic setback or push more people into poverty.”
Several saints have feast days during this year’s Lenten season. Here are short profiles of some of them, along with suggested Lenten activities that recall their legacy.
After leading the Catholic Church for eight years, the pope is stepping down. Read more about his life, his service to the Church and what happens next
When Sarah Spangenberg arrived at the University of St. Thomas for her first semester of college life, she was ready to be on her own.
At least, she thought she was.
Deacon Lawrence Swirtz, 86, died Feb. 19. He was born Jan. 22, 1927 and ordained a permanent deacon for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on June 10, 1978.
As advocates for redefining marriage prepare to introduce bills on the issue in the Minnesota Legislature, supporters of current state law regarding marriage will be voicing their views at a rally next week at the State Capitol.
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Sunday, Feb. 17
First Sunday of Lent
Hundreds of catechumens and candidates seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church will gather Feb. 17, the first Sunday of Lent, for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion at the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.
– Penitential season a time to ‘repent and believe in the Gospel’
– Soldier was a prayerful giant
– Prayerful giants
– Lent in letters: Two women deepen faith, friendship
– Desert silence for a noisy culture
– Nearly 4,000 attend talks on ‘finding God’s purpose for my life’
– Overcoming life’s challenges to be topic of series’ third presentation
Difficult issues of human sexuality, contraception, the role of women and religious freedom have come together as the Obama administration disregards religious objections to its contraception mandate.
High school students got a chance to participate in a mock trial of Roe v. Wade presented by constitutional law professors at the University of St. Thomas School of Law Prolife Center.