Evangelization, mercy, encounter and accompaniment are the hallmarks of the first four years of Pope Francis’ papacy, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, said March 15.
More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics — including 73 from the Diocese of St. Cloud — came to St. Paul March 9 to deliver a heartfelt message to their elected representatives: “Catholic voices count!”
With a a steering committee formed to help gather information, work with the insurance company and general contractors and report their findings, the community is moving forward one year later.
The dispensation, which applies to all Catholics in the Diocese of St. Cloud, was announced March 2 in a note sent to pastors of the diocese.
The community of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph has elected Benedictine Sister Susan Rudolph as its new prioress.
Catholics at the Capitol is a daylong event is an effort of Minnesota’s bishops, who are calling for Catholics from across the state to participate in a day of advocacy to promote life and human dignity.
The online posting of one’s ashes, often marked in the form of a cross on the forehead, thrills some people and disappoints others.
Without making room for God’s word in their heart, people will never be able to welcome and love all human life, Pope Francis said.