Though Christmas will soon be happening on the liturgical calendar, the rest of the world has already been celebrating Christmas with decorations in every shop window and every ad on television.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was found to be in compliance with all articles of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” for the 2011-2012 audit period, according to a letter from StoneBridge Business Partners of Rochester, N.Y., which conducted the onsite audit.
Sunday, Dec. 16
Third Sunday of Advent
Today begins the third week of the season of Advent, so we are halfway to Christmas! As we prepare our hearts for the birth of Christ and for the second coming of the Lord, we light three candles, including a special one of a different color.
The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing life, marriage and religious liberty concerns.
Attorney Joseph Kueppers of Mendota Heights has been named the new chancellor for civil affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
In “Visiting the Visitors” Patrick Mader tells the story of a quiet Christmas Eve when three children and their grandparents pull a sled laden with corn, oats and a hay bale through the snowy woods.
Blessed Miguel Pro’s biographers say that even from a young age he was always joyful. As a youngster he played practical jokes on his sisters, wrote silly songs and played them on his guitar, and later he humored his brothers in the Society of Jesus with comics.
Can we clear the clutter in our lives so that we can really enjoy God’s presence?
Confession is always a place of victory
The laity stand in a unique position to carry on the Church’s mission because of their place both in the Church community and in society
Imagine how our lives, and the lives of those around us, might be different if we lived as if today might, indeed, be our last day