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At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.

New York fundraising effort started to help restore Notre Dame Cathedral

New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said he named a fundraising effort for the Paris cathedral "From St. Patrick's to Notre Dame" because he really wanted "to twin our beloved St. Patrick's Cathedral, America's parish church here on Fifth Avenue, with Notre Dame."

Scholars say new findings in Dead Sea Scrolls add dimension to holy days

Are there some secrets in the Dead Sea Scrolls that scholars are not telling us about? Secrets about Passover and Easter?

Muslim father, ‘wanting to be part of something,’ joins Catholic Church

After questioning the Islamic tradition he had practiced for a few years, Christopher Booty delved into its history and explored other world religions -- which eventually led him to Catholicism.

Thousands of new Catholics expected to join Church at Easter Vigil

Tens of thousands of new Catholics are expected to join the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil liturgies in parishes throughout the United States the night of April 20.

Man faces charges for trying to walk into cathedral with flammables

A man arrested by New York police after he tried to walk through St. Patrick's Cathedral in midtown Manhattan with flammables late April 17 has been charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and trespassing.

Digital Edition – April 18, 2018

Holy week and Easter, Notre Dame fire, Racial injustice, God and the cosmos, Unplanned movie, Catholics and ecology, Archbishop Hebda to lead triduum morning prayer

Christ is alive!

On the first Sunday of Lent this year, more than 500 people, joined by their family members, friends and sponsors, journeyed to our co-cathedrals in St. Paul and Minneapolis for the annual Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. This weekend, they will be sacramentally initiated and warmly welcomed into the Catholic Church in parishes throughout our archdiocese.

¡Cristo está vivo!

El primer domingo de Cuaresma de este año, más de 500 personas, acompañadas por sus familiares, amigos y patrocinadores, viajaron a nuestras co-catedrales en Saint Paul y Minneapolis para el Rito de Elecciones y el Llamado a la Conversión Continua. Este fin de semana, se iniciarán sacramentalmente y serán bienvenidos en la Iglesia Católica en las parroquias de nuestra Arquidiócesis.

Youths expand civil rights perspective with trip to national memorials

St. Thomas Academy senior Sean Hubbard understood the story of Rosa Parks in a new light when he saw the bus stop in Montgomery, Alabama, where she boarded a bus Dec. 1, 1955, the day she refused to give up her seat because of her skin color.