Pope Francis said today, he won’t judge clergy for their sexual orientation, and that he will not judge anyone gay who is searching for the Lord. The Pope also said he believes women should play a greater role in the church.
Attorneys said 6,000 pages of secret church documents reveal in detail the Vatican’s role in child sex abuse cases. St. Paul-based attorney Jeff Anderson said the letters show an elaborate abuse cover-up in Milwaukee from the 1950s through today.
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.
A Twin Cities attorney, who’s had success in similar sexual abuse cases, is now involved in the Penn State scandal.
The boycott is to protest the Catholic Church’s support of a constitutional amendment that would ban same sex marriage.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul will not release a list containing 33 names of priests accused of sexually abusing minors.
Rev. Mike Tegeder of St. Edward Catholic Church in Bloomington disagrees with a 2004 church rule that bars lay preaching. It’s a rule that recently got him in hot water.
A tiny shrine in a small northeast Wisconsin town has just been given a huge distinction by the Vatican: It’s been named as a holy site.
The Catholic Church is concerned that some ads may lead parishioners to believe they can use a new iPhone app for confession.
The attorney for a man who says he was sexually abused decades ago by a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf says the Vatican has refused to be served with a lawsuit over the matter.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee has directed its attorneys to file for bankruptcy protection, saying pending sexual-abuse lawsuits have left it with debts it can’t pay.