As the church marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promoting it as a means of teaching the truth about faith remains a challenge and a priority.
A companion to National Geographic’s Emmy-nominated “The Story of God,” which finished its second season last January, “The Story of Us” explores universally human themes in vignettes.
Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the migrant and refugee section of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, spoke at a meeting in Vienna Sept. 4-5 that was part of the U.N. process for developing and adopting a Global Compact for Migration and a Global Compact on Refugees.
Fr. Doyle offers advice on Communion and persons with disabilities as well as the preaching frequency of deacons.
The U.S. launched 59 missiles from the USS Ross and USS Porter in the Mediterranean early April 7 local time. U.S. officials said they targeted Shayrat Air Base’s airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York urged President Donald Trump to follow through on a recent call for legislation that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth nationwide.
The Visitor produces cassette tape recordings of each issue of the The Visitor to people who are blind or visually impaired. This service is absolutely FREE. This important ministry is made possible through the generosity of volunteers who read The Visitor onto tape each week, and through the financial support of parishioners giving to the […]
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 […]
A Christian-Muslim dialogue event was held Sept. 22 in Heritage Hall at St. Joseph Church in St. Joseph. The hall was filled to capacity as members of the community came together to “help everyone realize and understand the benefits as well as the challenges that are involved in developing neighborly relationships with one another.” The […]
Worshippers gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral Sept. 7 to celebrate the Feast of St. Cloud. Bishop Donald Kettler presided at the Mass, which was followed by an opportunity to venerate relics of St. Cloud. The event concluded with an ice cream social.
This is the first story in a series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota Legislature commission is studying as it prepares to make public policy recommendations on the practice. By Bridget Ryder Feminists, children of surrogate mothers and biomedical ethicists united to send a clear message to a Minnesota state legislative commission studying surrogacy: The practice […]
DUBLIN (CNS) — An Irish priest approved for the next step to sainthood was described as a holy man with special powers of healing. Senior figures in the Irish Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland welcomed Pope Francis signing a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to Jesuit Father John Sullivan, clearing the way for […]
NEW YORK (CNS) — The February release date of writers and directors Joel and Ethan Coen’s comedy “Hail, Caesar!” (Universal) could hardly be more appropriate. That’s because this loving sendup of golden-age Hollywood represents nothing short of a supersized valentine presented by the sibling collaborators to the Tinseltown of bygone days, specifically the early 1950s. […]
FLINT, Mich. (CNS) — Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night to provide safe water to those living and working in the community. Standing at the front of the battle is Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties in the Lansing Diocese. […]