Woman arrested at Fargo cathedral for smashing ‘Christ in Death’ statue
A woman was arrested after allegedly causing serious damage to a statue of Jesus at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, North Dakota, on Monday evening, possibly while she was under the influence of drugs. “We were saddened to see the damage done to a very old statue at our cathedral, and we hope the person…
Minnesota bishops decry bill that would make abortion a right
The Catholic bishops of Minnesota urged lawmakers to vote down a bill that would codify the right to abortion, proposing instead a slate of pro-family measures that they say will reduce demand for abortions. Minnesota’s H.F. 1, which has a companion bill in the state Senate, passed the House Jan. 19 by a narrow 69-65 vote. Abortion already…
U.S. bishops to elect new leadership this fall
When the U.S. bishops gather in November for their Fall General Assembly (November 14-17), they will elect the next president and vice president for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). They will also elect new chairmen for six standing committees of the Conference.
Funeral arrangements set for Bishop John W. Yanta
Bishop John W. Yanta, a prelate proud of his Polish heritage who traced his lineage to the first settlers of Panna Maria, died in his residence in San Antonio on August 6 — the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord — after years of dealing with a number of serious health ailments with a resolute and prayerful demeanor as he continued to lead and guide work on a number of endeavors close to his heart.
Letter from archbishop to San Antonio City Council
I was dismayed to learn of the July 27 press conference on the steps of City Hall and the upcoming August 2 special City Council meeting to consider a resolution in support of “reproductive health care rights.”
Archbishop homily at Mass of Healing in Uvalde July 17
Saint Paul says to the Colossians that – through his own suffering – he joins Christ in his afflictions for the sake of his people. The Lord had died on the Cross and Paul was eventually beheaded. It is certainly a great mystery that our almighty God – who is infinitely good – allows the misfortune of the innocent at the hands of the wicked or the negligent. But in Jesus he reveals to us that, although the Father allows even his only Son to suffer the consequences of our sins, he does so with one purpose: to save us from ourselves. The Lord has no need to take sides. He is the reference for what good is. And not a single drop of our Lord’s blood is spilled in vain! He is the Prince of Peace. It is up to us to join him in his purpose.
Archbishop homily at memorial Mass for migrants June 30
Dear people of God. Present here, we have bishops, clergy, leaders of different faith communities, people who are dedicated to serve the migrants, public servants, consuls from different nations, women and men in consecrated life. In a special way we recognize migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and many other nations present here, who have come to pray and show solidarity with what happened. Thank you for giving a human face to our migrant brothers and sisters.