A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.
Saying “religious freedom in America has suffered years of unprecedented erosion,” the U.S. Catholic bishops have posted an online letter for Catholics to send to President Donald Trump urging him to sign an executive order promoting religious freedom.
Students from St. Cloud area Catholic schools gathered in the North Gym at Cathedral High School Feb. 1 for a Catholic Schools Week Mass with Bishop Donald Kettler. Campus ministry students from Cathedral High School and St. John’s Prep School planned the event, which drew more than 2,000 students.
The chapel at the St. Cloud Hospital is currently undergoing an enhancement project. Work began Jan. 23 and includes installing safeguard systems, restoring original elements and adding visual improvements.
The leadership team of the new Catholic Community Schools system in St. Cloud wants people to know that not only are plans well underway for the new system that involves eight St. Cloud metro area schools, but that it is already functioning — and functioning well — in many ways.
In the early hours of Jan. 20, eight Cathedral High School students and their social studies teacher left the warmth of their hotel to secure a spot on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., to watch the presidential inaugural parade.
“I offer you my cordial good wishes and the assurance of my prayers that almighty God will grant you wisdom and strength in the exercise of your high office,” the pope’s message said.