Over the past several months, many faithful Catholics have expressed deep dissatisfaction with this year’s presidential election, and understandably so: Neither major party candidate seems personally guided by a consistent ethic of life, and there are deep, concerning questions about the character of both.
Iraqi Christians are cautiously welcoming the start of the battle for Mosul and the Ninevah Plain, their ancestral homeland of the past 14 centuries from which they were brutally driven out by the Islamic State group more than two years ago.
Two Catholic organizations are calling on physicians to urge the American Medical Association to maintain its current stance against physician-assisted suicide.
We modern-day disciples face many challenges when it comes to voting and living out our civic responsibilities. We live in a political environment often marked by strident partisanship, negative campaigning and simplistic sound bites. We may feel politically homeless because candidates and political parties fail to embrace a vision of society consistent with the Gospel — a vision that respects everyone’s God-given human dignity and helps build a world in which every person can reach their full potential.
About 370 people gathered at the Mark and Carla Hoelscher farm in Browerville Sept. 24 to celebrate and pray for the partnerships between the Diocese of St. Cloud and the dioceses of Homa Bay, Kenya, and Maracay, Venezuela. Through a collection at Mass, a free will offering at dinner and a silent auction, the event […]
As a way of marking the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, St. Mary’s Cathedral is hosting a special Day of Prayer for Peace and Mercy Oct. 14. The daylong event will include a visit of the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima.
As a priest and bishop, an important part of my ministry is to bring unity between people and God as well as strive to unite people in the community.
Longtime Mayhew Lake
faith formation director, Shirley Scapanski, will receive certification as lay ecclesial minister.
Twenty-seven community members walked solemnly down the center aisle of the church, placing a candle in the sanctuary to mark each year the Wetterlings waited for their son to come home.
For the gate is small and the way is narrow, Matthew said in his Gospel. Admonishing the sinner is a spiritual work of mercy meant to be a gentle way of helping a person correct wrong choices or behavior. That person, in turn, can then choose to make amends for what they have done and help others not to make the same mistakes they made.
Agnes Imdieke woke up the morning of Sept. 3 in her apartment on the outskirts of Albany and got ready for the day. As she did every day, she lit a candle and said a prayer for the safe return of Jacob Wetterling.