Monthly Archives: February 2014

February 28, 2014

State Budget Surplus of $1.23B

Minnesota’s strengthening economic recovery has left the state with a budget surplus of $1.23 billion, a dramatic jump from just a few months ago.

The surplus is another sign of the strength of the state’s economic recovery and will set off a new round of budget fights as Minnesota legislators figure out what to do with the windfall in an election year. (more…)

February 12, 2014

Pope Francis on the 22nd World Day of the Sick

On the occasion of the Twenty-second World Day of the Sick, whose  theme this year is Faith and Charity: “We Ought to Lay Down Our Lives for One  Another” (1 Jn 3:16), I turn in a special way to the sick and all  those who provide them with assistance and care. The Church recognizes in you,  the sick, a special presence of the suffering Christ. It is true. At the side  of – and indeed within – our suffering, is the suffering of Christ; he bears its  burden with us and he reveals its meaning. (more…)