Posted on 06/24/2022 17:26 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Two leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hailed the Supreme Court's June 24 decision to overturn the court's 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and said it is time for "healing wounds and repairing social divisions" with those who take opposing views on abortion.
Posted on 06/24/2022 17:03 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Amid cries of defiance and jubilation, Father Tim Wezner stood out for his quiet prayer, holding a rosary and contemplating the crowd outside the Supreme Court of the United States June 24 after a majority of justices overturned a landmark decision that for almost 50 years made abortion legal across the land.
Posted on 06/24/2022 16:28 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
As a judge raps a gavel and says “All rise” to the gathered assembly to officially start, so must those assembled at Mass recognize an official start — or entrance rite, said Father Tom Margevicius, director of worship for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Posted on 06/24/2022 16:20 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
When handling uncomfortable conversations or confrontations with family members or strangers related to beliefs, Dr. Tod Worner suggests finding the courage to proclaim the Gospel of Life and dignity for all with kindness and clarity. He also suggests that the faithful may need to resurrect “a moral squint,” something he said Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, as portrayed in the film “A Man for All Seasons,” accused Thomas More of having. But More stuck to his beliefs in Christ and his teaching.
Posted on 06/24/2022 16:05 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Rick Evenson cherishes the last two-and-a-half months he spent with his uncle, Father Dennis Evenson, who died June 17 at Our Lady of Peace hospice care center in St. Paul at age 84.
Posted on 06/24/2022 15:53 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Angela Franey, executive director of Abria Pregnancy Resources, said the Supreme Court’s June 24 abortion decision overturning Roe v. Wade is a step in the right direction.
Posted on 06/24/2022 15:40 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Before the Supreme Court released its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization June 24, Mary Ann Kuharski, director of Prolife Across America, said she didn’t think it would make any difference. She would continue doing what she has been for decades: helping babies, helping moms and families in need of pregnancy assistance or post-abortion help.
Posted on 06/24/2022 14:13 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
The creation of the archdiocesan Synod office, parish teams and other roles is designed to help the archdiocese bring about the Synod’s intended changes, said Bishop Williams, who served as the Synod executive committee chairman following his episcopal ordination in January.
Posted on 06/24/2022 13:44 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
A pro-life rally was set for 5 p.m. June 24 in downtown St. Paul to mark the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that found abortion to be a constitutional right, legalizing it across the country.
Posted on 06/24/2022 11:32 AM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
As news spread of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion June 24 in a case that stemmed from Mississippi’s law barring most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, Minnesota’s Catholic bishops and others responded with gratitude and concern.