New approach to appeal seeks to increase participation

By Kristi Anderson The Visitor Each year the bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud asks local Catholics to prayerfully and financially support the work of the church across the diocese through an appeal. “The appeal is an important tool that the bishop needs to be able to do his work here, to be able…

‘Faithful citizenship’ revisions reflect words of Popes Benedict, Francis

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Revisions in the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial document on political responsibility draw on the teachings of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis and take into account developments in U.S. foreign and domestic policy over the past four years. The document, revised by a working group of bishops comprised of the chairmen of several…

Nuncio urges U.S. bishops to provide example of faith for today’s youth

BALTIMORE (CNS) — The apostolic nuncio to the United States urged U.S. bishops to lead today’s young people by example, “not just by doctrinal teaching alone.” “We have to let our young people know that their lives are worth living and that they were born for eternal glory, not for glamour, or guns or sensationalism,”…