“With pain and horror” for the “absurd violence,” Pope Francis expressed his condemnation of “every form of hatred” and offered his prayers for all those involved.
“We have gotten to the point where looking to buy food can be a job by itself,” Ernesto Salazar said.
“By stepping forward to embrace the suffering, through unified, concrete action animated by the love of Christ, we hope to nurture peace and build bridges of communication and mutual aid in our own communities,” said a July 21 statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Father Nicholas Landsberger’s love for gardening made a life-changing impact on one young man from Lastrup.
Tricia, Nikki and Briana Walz, three sisters from St. Peter Parish in St. Cloud, are making their way to Krakow, Poland, to attend World Youth Day July 26-31 with 2 million other young Catholics.
The Visitor launched a new blog June 21 that will feature blog posts from Catholic bloggers from around the diocese.
On the morning of June 7, Father David Grundman woke up, said his prayers and began thinking about the day ahead. It was not unlike most mornings except for the fact that he was in a hospital room preparing to undergo major surgery.
Following the June 28 terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in Turkey, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference and Chicago’s archbishop issued statements emphasizing the need to find comfort in faith and show support the suffering with prayer and generosity.
The relics of the two saints came to St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud June 27 as part of the U.S. Catholic Church’s Fortnight for Freedom observance this year.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other religious groups submitted a joint friend of the court brief in the case supporting the Texas law.
With a tie vote June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration’s plan to temporarily protect more than 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation.