A silver bell rang inside the Basilica of Saint Mary as part of a mass to celebrate the installation of Pope Francis.
Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday and chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.
Pope Francis is the first ever from the Americas, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina’s conservative Catholic church.
University of St Thomas Catholic Studies Professor Don Briel talked with Dave Lee on Wednesday morning.
Cardinals have filed into the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope amid deep divisions and uncertainty over who will lead the 1.2 billion-strong Catholic Church.
The former bishop of the La Crosse diocese is among the 115 cardinals gathered in Vatican City for their final days of talks before the conclave to elect a new pope.
It is refreshing to learn about a successful school at a time when our education system is under such scrutiny.
Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 — becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years.
It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.
Michele Bachmann is calling her bid for re-election her toughest race yet. On Thursday, the congresswoman and her DFL challenger Jim Graves faced off in their second debate.
A religious leader from Canada visited the Twin Cities Monday to speak out against gay marriage. The Archbishop of Ottawa spoke at the University of St. Thomas, where the Minnesota Catholic Conference is underway.
The group working to add a ban on same-sex marriage to the Minnesota Constitution started a television ad campaign across the state on Monday.
The story has been out there for months, in all its horrifying detail. But somehow those details make it all the more chilling.
The Obama Administration’s decision to force all employers to provide birth control coverage in their insurance plans, including religious-affiliated institutions like hospitals and universities, is creating incredible controversy.
Groups supporting a constitutional ban on gay marriage in Minnesota say they’ve raised more than $1.2 million to persuade voters to approve the ballot measure in November.
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