Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies; anti-drug effort a signature cause

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Nancy Reagan, who became first lady of the United States in January 1981 following husband Ronald Reagan’s victory in the 1980 presidential election, made her anti-drug campaign a signature effort of her eight-year tenure as first lady. Reagan, 94, died March 6 in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure. Her body…

Father Richard McGuire modeled empathy, grace, love

April 11, 2014, edition By Nikki Rajala “In our Emmaus support group,” Father Tony Kroll said, “Father [Richard] McGuire shared his feelings and dreams about how to evangelize the new church. Even before Pope Francis wrote ‘The Joy of the Gospel,’ Father McGuire was living its meaning.” Father Kroll, a retired priest of theSt. Cloud…