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June 22-29, 2015

Vol.212 / No.12
Vatican Council I, 1869-70
Jeffrey von ArxJune 10, 2015

The interpretation of the Second Vatican Council has been a matter of controversy since the council ended. Should the council be interpreted in continuity with the church’s traditional teaching (especially from Trent and the First Vatican Council), or does it represent a significant new depart

MORE BAD NEWS IN ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS. The archdiocese declared bankruptcy in January and now faces criminal charges. Archbishop John Neinstedt is pictured here celebrating Mass in Rome in 2012.
Signs Of the Times
Kevin ClarkeJune 10, 2015

Criminal charges were filed on June 5 against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis stemming from its handling of Curtis Wehmeyer, a troubled priest who was eventually convicted of child abuse in 2013 and defrocked in March 2015. Ramsey County prosecutors charged the archdiocese as a corporati

Martin E. MartyJune 10, 2015

'One Nation Under God,' by Kevin M. Kruse

A boy carries a wooden timber destined for a mine tunnel in Pamintaran, a remote gold mining community near Maragusan on the Philippines' southern island of Mindanao.
Signs Of the Times

The black market or informal economy threatens workers’ rights, security and protection worldwide, and more must be done to strengthen minimum wages, safety standards and maternity benefits, said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, who heads the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United

Helen M. Alvaré June 10, 2015

The alliance between the man and the woman images God in an irreplaceable way.

The Word
John W. MartensJune 10, 2015

If you want to be transformed by the Messiah the first step is to recognize the Messiah in your midst This means being ready to encounter the Son of God wherever you are and whatever time it is This means inclining not just your ear for God rsquo s voice but your heart for God rsquo s presence D

Archbishop attends Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's closing ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Signs Of the Times

A Canadian government investigation used the term “cultural genocide” to describe the experience of aboriginal people, advising that reconciliation within the country “is going to take hard work.” Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on June 2 called for changes