MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

After more than three hours of emotional testimony March 16 from both proponents and opponents of a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Minnesota, the bill’s sponsor withdrew it from committee consideration, saying it wasn’t ready for a vote. The Minnesota Catholic Conference celebrated the move, but Jason Adkins, its executive director, said Minnesotans need […]

Pope names Archbishop Bernard Hebda as Archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis

Pope Francis has named Archbishop Bernard Hebda, 56, archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda has served as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis since June 2015 and as coadjutor archbishop of Newark since 2013. An installation Mass is  planned for May 13, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, according to The Catholic […]

Melrose-area community comes together in wake of St. Mary Church fire

On the morning after St. Mary Church in Melrose suffered a devastating fire, small groups of people gathered around the building to survey the damage, take photos with their cell phones, and offer comfort to one another. Some, like parishioner Bob Leukam, had gathered there the night before, too, when fire departments from Melrose, Sauk […]