First pope from Latin America has always been close to the people
The story is that when the Apostle Peter, the first bishop of Rome, was leaving the city because of the persecutions against the early Christians, he encountered the Lord Jesus on his way into the Roman capital, and asked him: “Quo vadis, Domine?” — “Where are you going, Lord?”
Meeting with journalists a few days after his election, Pope Francis talked about how difficult it is for the media to cover the Church as a spiritual institution. Many reporters, it seems, fail to understand that a conclave is more about prayer than politicking, more about responding to the promptings of the Holy Spirit than what the latest polls may show.
“Once you get in there, you will feel the gentle breeze of the Holy Spirit, and you’ll see God’s grace very much at work.”
U.S. Jesuit Father Gerald Blaszczak told Catholic News Service March 15 that while most Jesuits were shocked that a Jesuit was elected pope, “any Jesuit worth his salt” would not be surprised that the pope took the name of St. Francis of Assisi.
Obituary: Msgr. Boxleitner, former Catholic Charities director, was ‘tireless advocate for the poor’
“We have lost a legend. … Msgr. Boxleitner was larger than life — a force for good in our community,” said Tim Marx, CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
As Archbishop John Nienstedt looked out over the audience at the annual Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 16 at the University of St. Thomas, he was humbled by what he saw — all 1,600 chairs filled and about 100 more men standing.
Sunday, March 17
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Jesus teaches us what to believe, how to live
Matthew Kelly: What are Jesus’ greatest teachings?
Sisters ‘live Jesus’ in troubled Minneapolis neighborhood
Gospel living at Taco Bell
Eucharist, other sacraments offer strength
Keeping God at center of one’s life is final talk topic
When we pray the petition, “thy will be done,” we may find ourselves at times being caught up in distraction.
Discernment requires asking God what will make you happy. People faithfully discern God’s will by bringing Him in the decision through:
The Catholic Spirit congratulates the following members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are serving in or are from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and are celebrating jubilees this year. This information is provided by the archdiocese.