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Courageous conversations about chastity

Chastity is a “moral virtue” and a “fruit of spiritual effort” that by our baptism enables us to imitate the “purity of Christ” as taught by our Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC, 2345). Chastity as a gift from God relevant in all stages or situations in life.

Pope at pallium Mass: Church must go out to ‘meet the world’

Like Sts. Peter and Paul, the church must go out to evangelize and not be bound by the chains of routine and spiritual mediocrity that stifles the Gospel message, Pope Francis said.

Archbishop asks church to be in solidarity with migrants who died in truck

The archbishop of San Antonio offered prayers for dozens of people found dead as well as more than a dozen survivors discovered June 27 in sweltering conditions in a semitruck.

Do I just not ‘want it’ enough to be a saint?

Q) I had heard someone use this quote, “There is only one reason you are not yet a saint: You do not want to be one.” I have to admit that I’ve been trying really hard to be holy. If I don’t feel holy does that mean I just don’t “want it” enough?

White Bear Lake parents: High-potency marijuana, mental health challenges lead to son’s suicide

Heather and Randy Bacchus have been grieving since their 21-year-old son, Randy Michael Bacchus III, took his own life one year ago in Colorado while suffering from cannabis-induced psychosis.

Some excerpts from U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs ruling reversing Roe

Below are some excerpts from the Supreme Court's June 24 ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a challenge to a Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks.

Preach the Gospel, obey the church, pope tells Neocatechumenal Way

Evangelization efforts must be characterized by zeal to preach the Gospel and obedience to Christ and his church, Pope Francis told members of the Neocatechumenal Way.

Indigenous hope papal apology in Canada will push justice, healing in U.S.

A papal apology on Indigenous land in Canada is not irrelevant south of the border.

A young Catholic woman embarks on a mission to feed others

"Welcome to the space that will be the House of Bread," said Bridgette Fink, standing in a small, empty storefront in the West Seventh neighborhood of St. Paul.

How long, O Lord?

When my Uncle Jim was murdered, I wondered if this is what it would take for every American to care about gun violence: to lose someone they loved.