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Laughter Tim Conway ‘gave world will never be replaced,’ says daughter

Laughter Tim Conway ‘gave world will never be replaced,’ says daughter

Tim Conway, who died May 14 in Los Angeles at age 85, was probably best known for his 11 seasons on TV’s “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he delighted viewers with outlandish sketch comedy and physical humor.

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Natural burial to begin at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights

Natural burial to begin at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights

| May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Phyllis Strong, who worked in pollution control for the state of Minnesota, looks forward to The Catholic Cemeteries starting natural burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights June 1.

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Pro-life leaders applaud passage of bill to ban most abortions in Alabama

Pro-life leaders applaud passage of bill to ban most abortions in Alabama

By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is “the extinguishing of a unique human life,” said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

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Retired Catholic Cemeteries director reflects on four decades in field

Retired Catholic Cemeteries director reflects on four decades in field

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Cherek didn’t set out to work in cemeteries. In 1981, he was working as a parish administrator at St. Mary of the Lake in White Bear Lake when the pastor, Father Michael Kennedy, told him that he was going to be in charge of the parish cemetery.

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Congratulations, 2019 graduates

Congratulations, 2019 graduates

| May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

2018 graduation special section

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Portraitist reviving talent by painting 50 modern saints

Portraitist reviving talent by painting 50 modern saints

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite a longtime love for painting and a bachelor’s degree in studio art, Bernadette Gockowski set down her brushes after college. For nine years, she didn’t make art. When she picked them back up last year, it was begrudgingly.

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Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The priesthood is not a “cultural association or a union,” but a ministry of mercy anchored on Christ’s mission to bring hope to the downtrodden and comfort to those who suffer, Pope Francis told new priests.

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Philadelphia holds ‘Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying’

Philadelphia holds ‘Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying’

| Gina Christian | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 1,000 people gathered in Philadelphia May 10 to demonstrate against recent social media videos of a Pennsylvania lawmaker berating people for praying outside of an abortion clinic.

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‘No greater love’ — Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

‘No greater love’ — Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

| Mary Rezac | May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Sara Haynes heard about the shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Tuesday, she prayed. A Catholic school teacher in Denver until just recently, she knew some of her former students were now high schoolers at STEM.

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Poms — A-III (PG-13)

Poms — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Moviegoers turning to the senior-themed comedy “Poms” in the hope of being treated to the kind of zingy dialogue and amusing antics that made the NBC sitcom “The Golden Girls” so popular will come away sadly disappointed. Though the filmmakers’ good intentions are evident, the outcome is feeble.

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Parishes help build houses, provide for needs of the homeless

Parishes help build houses, provide for needs of the homeless

| May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Faced with a growing number of people who are homeless in Minnesota, state and local governments are amping up efforts this year to build affordable housing.

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Women religious find a place of honor on Mother’s Day

Women religious find a place of honor on Mother’s Day

When the elderly men and women at the Jeanne Jugan Residence for senior care pray the rosary with Sister Constance Veit, they see her as more than one of the caregivers at the facility.

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