The Church does not oppose cremation, but sees burial as an affirmation of the goodness of the body and hope of resurrection.
“As the capabilities of medicine, surgery, drugs and devices grow, so do questions about the legal, moral and institutional obligations on their use.”
“Forming an authentically Catholic political conscience takes courage, honesty, prudence and the sacrifice of individual gain for the sake of the common good and the truth revealed in the person and message of Jesus.”
“Do I confuse the useful with the truly valuable-in-itself?”
Those who help sustain and grow the faith are some of the heroes to the St. Cloud Diocese during the coronavirus.
Faith is not an assent to abstract truth, but trust in a person whose love for us is the very reason we exist at all.
Forgiveness frees people to be their true selves, with the residue of past guilt no longer holding them fast.
Mark’s Gospel and the O Antiphons focus on the question of Jesus’ identity.