The first day of the U.S. bishops' June 16-18 spring assembly, held virtually because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, began with discussion of how to proceed with a major topic the bishops will be taking up: the drafting of a formal statement on the "meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church."
Four years has flown by since I started this job in July 2017! It has been a privilege to meet so many faith-filled and service-minded Catholics, visit your parishes and share your “Superior” stories.
In a recent statement from the National Catholic Bioethics Center on COVID-19 vaccines, we noted that the Catholic Church “neither requires nor forbids” the use of vaccines, but instead urges people to “form their consciences and to carefully discern the moral and prudential issues involved.”
An estimated 600 people –some who traveled hours to get there – visited the Eucharistic Miracles exhibit hosted by Holy Rosary Parish in Medford from May 5-8.
Alligators are a dime a dozen in south Louisiana, but Father Stephen Dardis, pastor of Holy Family Church in Luling, said he was dutifully impressed by the ambitious journey of a 7-foot gator that ended within a few feet of the front steps of the church.
Nationally recognized youth speaker Dr. Brooks Gibbs gave a series of presentations at St. Joseph Catholic School in Rice Lake May 6-7.