Browsing News Entries

Digital Edition – August 13, 2020

Archdiocesan Synod 2022 - The Church prepares, Cardinal comes to town, Flower farm, COVID-stricken plant workers in Iowa, Catholic schools prep for opening, Holy Rosary bids farewell to Dominicans, Youth votes

Catholic baker’s sweet treats make occasions ‘a little more meaningful’

Genevie Alejandro never expected her future in the baking entrepreneurial world to begin with a bishop.

From readers – August 13, 2020

Masks are considerate Not a scandal Christian approach Persecution response is unity

Appointments – August 13, 2020

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Our Lady’s invitation: Join her in prayer for world’s healing

The end of the summer is always punctuated by one of my favorite holy days, which reminds all of us of the goal of our earthly pilgrimage. Our Lady’s Assumption (normally a holy day of obligation but not this year, because of the coronavirus) is an opportunity for us to meditate on the life of heaven, to which Our Lady has preceded us, and to which we hope to follow. This year it has special meaning for me in light of the state of crisis in which we find our world.

Invitación de Nuestra Señora: Únase a ella en oración por la curación del mundo

El final del verano siempre está marcado por uno de mis Días Santos favoritos, que nos recuerda a todos el objetivo de nuestro peregrinaje terrenal. La Asunción de Nuestra Señora (normalmente un día de obligación pero no este año, a causa del coronavirus) es una oportunidad para que meditemos sobre la vida del cielo, a la que Nuestra Señora nos ha precedido y a la que esperamos seguir. Este año tiene un significado especial para mí a la luz del estado de crisis en el que nos encontramos con nuestro mundo.

Teens hide in cellars: Aid official tells of conditions in eastern Ukraine

A senior Catholic aid worker said humanitarian conditions are deteriorating in eastern Ukraine and urged Western governments and churches not to forget the continuing six-year conflict.

Listening to women can save lives during pandemic, sociologist says

Women in Ghana and other West African nations have suffered disproportionately during the global COVID-19 pandemic in large part because they have been excluded from positions of power and decision-making, a Catholic sociologist said.

An overlooked place of Christ’s presence

A few weeks ago, I knew I was in need of a special dose of divine assistance. I was confused. I was uncertain. I was struggling to trust. I knew I needed to seek out the Lord in an intentional way. Going to a physical place dedicated to the Mother of God seemed like a good idea, so I set aside a Saturday and, along with a brother seminarian, made a one-day pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Iowa Catholics pray for workers at meat-packing plant who died of COVID-19

A small group of deacon formation classmates, parishioners and family members stood across the road from Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Columbus Junction July 24 and prayed Morning Prayer (Lauds).