RSSFeatured

Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

Vatican renews call for peace, negotiated solution on Jerusalem

| December 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and prudence” to prevail.

Continue Reading

Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

| Susan Klemond | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1,700 gathered to celebrate the ordination, including Bishop Andrew Cozzens, priests, deacons, family and friends. It took place on the feast of St. Juan Diego.

Continue Reading

No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday

No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although Christmas this year is the day after the fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a Sunday evening Mass Dec. 24 for both that Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass obligation will have to think again.

Continue Reading

Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 6, 2017 | 4 Comments

Following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump planned to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis expressed his concern that such a move would further destabilize the Middle East.

Continue Reading

Prelates ask prayers for families, firefighters facing devastating blaze

Prelates ask prayers for families, firefighters facing devastating blaze

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez on Dec. 5 called for prayers for the well-being of families, firefighters and rescue workers “facing devastating fires and high winds” in Ventura and Los Angeles counties in Southern California.

Continue Reading

The art of apology

The art of apology

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | December 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

My mother passed away this summer rather suddenly, but her many lessons remain with our family. While I learned countless things from my mom, one of the most important things she taught me was the significance of an apology.

Continue Reading

Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 9

Ten men to be ordained permanent deacons Dec. 9

| December 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

The 10 men who’ll be ordained permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Dec. 9 prove what Deacon Joseph Michalak knows to be true about the permanent diaconate — that there is no certain type of man who is called to the vocation.

Continue Reading

Court seems divided in cake case examining religious rights, expression

Court seems divided in cake case examining religious rights, expression

| Carol Zimmermann | December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court seemed equally divided in the long-anticipated oral arguments Dec. 5 about the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.

Continue Reading

Newtown and gun violence: One place where the political became personal

Newtown and gun violence: One place where the political became personal

| Mark Pattison | December 5, 2017 | 14 Comments

The numbers are inescapable: Dec. 14, 26 dead, five years.

Continue Reading

The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

The permanent diaconate at 50: Memories and modern challenges

| Susan Klemond | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Deacon Thomas Langlois was ordained one of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ first permanent deacons in 1976, he couldn’t ask advice from a veteran deacon — there had been almost no permanent deacons in the Church for a thousand years.

Continue Reading

In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

| Cindy Wooden | December 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

As on every papal trip, Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh included a mix of meetings with government officials and events focused firmly on the nations’ Catholic communities.

Continue Reading

Bloomington Poor Clares moving to Rochester after 63 years in archdiocese

Bloomington Poor Clares moving to Rochester after 63 years in archdiocese

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

With an aging community, the Franciscan Poor Clares will move from their Bloomington monastery in February after 63 years in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Continue Reading