Federal appeals court affirms parish assets separate from archdiocese

A federal appeals court upheld two lower court rulings that the assets of Catholic institutions, including parishes, are separate from those of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and that they cannot be consolidated with archdiocesan assets in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Castile funeral at St. Paul cathedral sign of mercy for family, mourners

The Cathedral of St. Paul was filled July 14 for the funeral of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man shot by a police officer during a traffic stop July 6.

Pray for healing of community divisions, Twin Cities archbishop says

Archbishop Bernard Hebda focused on the need for healing during a July 8 Mass offered in response to the police killing of Philando Castile during a traffic stop.

Archbishop: Catholics should be free to serve with 'eucharistic heart'

The Eucharist conforms Catholics to "the pattern of Christ's self-giving love" and compels them to see the dignity of the poor and perform acts of mercy, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori said at the June 21 opening Mass for this year's Fortnight for Freedom.

The Mass coincided with the feast of Corpus Christi.

"By entering the dynamic of Christ's self-giving eucharistic love, we are impelled ... to work for a loving and just society where the dignity of human life is respected from conception until natural death and all the stages in between," he said in his homily.