Announcements

NFP Awareness Week Begins July 19

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated the last week of July as NFP Awareness Week. NFP stands for Natural Family Planning, and offers a scientific and marriage building opportunity by learning about one’s fertility. NFP Awareness Week supports couples by bringing awareness of spousal love. This year, NFP Week runs from July 19-25, 2020. Continue reading

Additional Statement Regarding David Haas

From Tim O’Malley, Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment: Since my June 16, 2020 statement, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has received additional reports from women in different parts of the country alleging that David Haas engaged in inappropriate conduct with them in the 1980s, when the women were young adults. Continue reading

USCCB Chairmen Welcome Supreme Court Decision Preserving the Religious Liberty of Little Sisters

The Little Sisters of the Poor recently went to the Supreme Court of the United States again to defend their community against attempts to force Catholic religious to cooperate with immoral activities, and again, the Supreme Court has recognized their right to religious freedom. By a vote of 7-2, the Court ruled in favor of the Little Sisters. Continue reading

A Prayer for an End to the Sin of Racism

The Interim Commission for Consecrated Life in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has designed this prayer for use by parishes at weekend liturgies. The prayer can be downloaded in various versions. Continue reading

2020 Leading With Faith Awards Suspended

Due to complications caused by COVID-19, The Catholic Spirit has made the difficult decision to suspend the 2020 Leading With Faith Awards. All 2020 nominees will be considered for the 2021 Leading With Faith Awards. Continue reading

Statement Regarding Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: It is with great joy and gratitude to Pope Francis that I congratulate Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy on his appointment as the next bishop of the Diocese of Duluth. Continue reading

Statement Regarding David Haas

From Tim O’Malley, Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment:  As stated in a June 14, 2020 response to Catholic News Agency, in 2018 the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis received two reports from another diocese that David Haas acted inappropriately with two adult women at an event in another state. Continue reading

World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests Encourages Priests to Reflect on Their Vocation

The World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests will be celebrated by the universal Church on June 19, 2020. Occurring annually on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests was established by Pope St. John Paul II in 2002 and encourages priests to reflect upon the importance and dignity of their vocation. Continue reading

Healing a Wounded People

By Archbishop Bernard Hebda, featured in The Catholic Spirit The whir of helicopters provided an evocative background to our recited Litany of Saints at last week’s priesthood ordination in the Cathedral of St. Paul, reminding me of the strong wind … Continue reading