The Dorothy Day Center’s overflow shelter, located in a former Catholic Charities office building next door to the main Dorothy Day site in St. Paul, is in need of volunteers to help keep it open.
Some 850 pastors, parish leaders and Catholic school staff members attended two kick-off events Nov. 15-16 at St. Peter in Mendota to learn more about a new archdiocesan-wide pre-evangelization, evangelization and catechesis initiative set to roll out in Advent.
Advent: Week 1 — Dec. 2
For the world of business and retail, the Christmas season began right after the kids shed their Halloween costumes and started unwrapping their treats.
During the 2012 election season, the Church actively supported a number of issue-oriented ballot referenda initiatives around the country. Most of them failed to pass.
Every year on All Souls Day Nov. 2, the people of God from the Mexico side of the border and from the United States side gather at the fence that divides our two countries at Anapra, N.M., to celebrate the Eucharist.
Without a doubt, the Lord put me to the test this fall in the deer stand. Anglers call the muskie the fish of 10,000 casts. I think the whitetail deer could be called the fish of 10,000 minutes.
In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Macy’s holiday “Believe” campaign, the retailer is helping to bring the animated special to life on school stages across the country by making the script and score available royalty free to all schools, as well as a free digital toolkit.
“We bishops and priests are eager to help you if you experience difficulty, hesitation, or uncertainty about approaching the Lord in this sacrament. If you have not received this healing sacrament in a long time, we are ready to welcome you.”— From an exhortation approved Nov. 13 by the U.S. bishops encouraging Catholics to take advantage of the sacrament of penance
My fellow deacons and I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a dinner with Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn. After a wonderful dinner, as we sat around enjoying each other’s company, one of my classmates asked the archbishop: “Archbishop, do you have any advice to offer us as preachers in the Church?”
“An O. Henry Christmas Musical” is made up of two one-act musicals based on the classic O. Henry stories that capture the true spirit of giving, “The Last Leaf” and “The Gift of the Magi.” This holiday favorite is set in turn-of-the-century New York City and is guaranteed to delight and inspire audiences of all ages.
Greg and Sarah Damm’s six children anticipate Christmas, but they also look forward to each Advent day’s journey toward the holy day.