Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston was elected president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Nov. 15 for a three-year term to begin at the conclusion of the bishops’ annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.
Texas cardinal, L.A. archbishop elected USCCB president, vice president
Bishops celebrate Mass at historic black church to ‘convey solidarity’
The U.S. bishops chose to break from tradition during this year’s fall assembly by celebrating Mass at the church known as the “Mother Church” of black Catholics in Western Baltimore instead of the usual venue: Baltimore’s historic basilica.
MN Catholic Conference: Election results bring opportunities, challenges
The election Nov. 8 changed the makeup of the Minnesota Legislature as well as Congress and the White House. Here’s what the impact might be.
Religious, lay leaders react to Trump win in presidential election
Lay and religious leaders of all stripes reacted to news of Donald J. Trump’s upset win in the Nov. 8 presidential election.
Q-and-A on instruction on proper handling of ashes following cremation
Release of the new document has prompted many Catholics to ask whether it changes any regulations about cremation.
Bridges group provides ‘safe passage’ from one place in life to another
Bridges support us, protect us, provide safe passage, connect us and assist us in arriving at a new place. This is the foundation — and the name — of a recently formed group at St. Francis Xavier Church in Sartell designed to provide support and social activities for those who have lost a loved one.
Year of Mercy leaves indelible mark in diocese
With the special year coming to a close Nov. 20, words and phrases like “Holy Door,” “pilgrimage,” “corporal and spiritual works of mercy,” “dialogue,” “reconciliation” and “healing” call out for further reflection. For many, these encounters with God’s mercy have left a mark that won’t disappear when the jubilee year ends.
Pope offers new Beatitudes for saints of a new age
At the end of an ecumenical trip to Sweden, Pope Francis celebrated the feast of All Saints Nov. 1 with a Catholic Mass in a Malmo stadium.