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Welcoming court’s decision, leaders say it’s time to build pro-life culture

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.

Outside high court, joy, defiance and insults after Roe is struck down

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.

Entrance rites can be carried out in multiple ways

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.

June 29 talk gives tips to handling difficult conversations using the Gospel of Life and dignity for all

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.

Father Evenson remembered for friendship, devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe

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.

Abria director: Abortion ruling ‘a step forward’

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.

Prolife Across America director sobs with gratitude after Roe v. Wade overturn

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.

The ‘how’ of Synod implementation rooted in archdiocesan, parish teams

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.

Pro-life rally marks overturn of Roe v. Wade in downtown St. Paul

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.

Minnesota Catholic bishops grateful for overturn of Roe v. Wade

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.