Good Question: Why Ashes On Ash Wednesday?Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, a day when millions of Christians all over the world head to church and leave with a cross of ashes on their foreheads. So, why ashes on Ash Wednesday? Good Question.
Finding Minnesota: The Woodworking NunThe sawing and chipping sounds coming from a wood shop in Mankato mean another work of art is in progress. Detailed wooden sculptures come out of the shop, many with religious symbolism. The surprising part, though, is who's making them.
Minnesotans March In Solidarity For France After Terror AttacksHundreds of people took to the streets of downtown Minneapolis on Sunday to show solidarity with France. They marched through downtown Minneapolis, waving French flags, on their way to a prayer service at the Basilica of St. Mary.
Minneapolis' Alliance Française Plans March For ParisA Twin Cities group is planning a memorial march and service for Paris. Alliance Française promotes French language and culture around the world.
Animals Get Blessing At Basilica Of St. MaryOnce again, the Basilica of Saint Mary opened its doors on Sunday for the annual "Blessing of the Animals" ceremony. Pet owners could take their animals to be blessed on Sunday.
Good Questions: Lynx Jerseys, Bullpens & ChurchesThe Minnesota Lynx are seeking their third WNBA title. And that got Sue from Alexandria wondering: Why does it say "Mayo Clinic" instead of "Lynx" on the front of their jerseys? The Lynx announced a multi-year partnership with Mayo Clinic last year. As part of the agreement, Mayo Clinic was allowed marquee placement on the team jerseys.
Local Catholics Celebrate Pope Francis' U.S. VisitPope Francis officially began his first U.S. tour Wednesday morning with a visit to the White House and a meeting with President Obama.
Pope Francis Makes First-Ever U.S. VisitAmericans celebrated Tuesday afternoon as Pope Francis made his first-ever visit to the United States. He arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and was greeted by the first family. He did not make any formal remarks, but smiled and waved at the crowd.
Twin Cities Commuters Brace For Major Weekend Traffic On I-394A perfect storm of hellish traffic conditions will be sure to slow down commuters Friday evening.
Basilica Block Party 2015 Lineup AnnouncedMinnesota music lovers, get excited! Organizers of Basilica Block Party announced the full 2015 lineup Thursday evening.
Train, Edward Sharpe Headline 20th Basilica Block PartyThe Cities 97 Basilica Block Party will rock the streets of downtown Minneapolis for its 20th year. This year's party will take place from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. both on Friday, July 11 and Saturday July 12 on the grounds of the Basilica of St. Mary.
Archbishop To Step Aside Amid Sexual Abuse AllegationThe Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Tuesday an allegation of inappropriate touching has been brought against Archbishop John Nienstedt.