When a representative of the Vatican called him last month to tell him about his appointment as the bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Bishop Edward M. Rice was praying Evening Prayer at Holy Redeemer Church, where he lives. Without hesitation, he said "yes" to the appointment.
His example of saying "yes" is one we all should emulate.
They just can't wait to share their faith: The men and women in the Lay Formation Program of the Archdiocese of St. Louis have spent three years learning about the treasures of Church teaching and God's love.
Many of them are putting that training to use in various roles in parishes of the archdiocese, working in partnership with parish pastors. People have come from all parts of the archdiocese to take part in the three-year, tuition-free program. In return, they agree to offer three years of service to their parish.
As the Missouri legislative session comes to a close in a few weeks, lawmakers remain strong in their efforts to pass laws that hold abortion providers accountable for how they handle the remains of aborted babies.