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10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’re nervous to begin with because you don’t often speak in public and it’s an emotional time because you’ve lost

Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Can anyone other than a priest or deacon do a Catholic blessing? Q. I have long wondered why the priest

Women honored for life-giving sacrifice

Women honored for life-giving sacrifice

| Gretchen Traylor for The Catholic Spirit | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

My lifelong dear friend, also known as my “other brother Mark (Claesgens),” and his sister and I grew up like

Child protection staff now complete with hiring of assistant director

Child protection staff now complete with hiring of assistant director

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Tim O’Malley was hired as the director of ministerial standards and safe environment for the Archdiocese of St. Paul

Self-reflection in the age of selfies

Self-reflection in the age of selfies

| Christina Capecchi | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lena Dunham is not done confessing. That’s the headline of the New York Times Magazine profile just published about the

News Notes – October 23, 2014

News Notes – October 23, 2014

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Event to highlight value of sister parish relationships African immigrant retreat slated for Nov. 8 CCF Legacy of Faith Award goes to

Family synod’s dynamics recalled the Second Vatican Council

Family synod’s dynamics recalled the Second Vatican Council

| Francis X. Rocca | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Even before the start of the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family, observers were likening it to the

Having Patience for the Sausage-Making Synod

Having Patience for the Sausage-Making Synod

| Father Robert Barron | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The midterm report on the deliberations of the Synod on the Family has appeared and there is a fair amount

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open

| Francis X. Rocca | October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on

Speaker: Technology can provide personal connection church members seek

Speaker: Technology can provide personal connection church members seek

| Samantha Marinelli | October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A steady decline in the number of Christians who go to church doesn't mean Christianity is dying but that church

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