- Apr 13, 2021
Pope Francis asked a bishop in the U.S. state of Minnesota to resign after he was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse, officials said Tuesday.
Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis prayed March 6 for peace and justice in the upcoming trial of a white former city police officer in death of George Floyd, an African American, while in police custody.
he men and women gathered Jan. 22 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul were not alone in their prayers to end abortion, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda said at the annual Prayer Service for Life, which took place ahead of the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life virtual march.
Opening a prayer service held in penance for the sin of racism and to promote racial justice, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis said the faithful lament together the stark reality of racism in the world.
Precautions against spreading the novel coronavirus didn’t dampen the spirits of five men ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Arlington, nor their families and friends.
Amid the turmoil following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda said the Catholic Church must proclaim the Gospel message of Jesus’ love for all people, as well as its teaching on the dignity of human life.
Calling on faith in the Holy Spirit’s presence amid civil unrest and a global pandemic, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis celebrated Pentecost May 31 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.