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Bachmann, Graves Face Off In 2nd Debate

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.

11/01/2012

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Canadian Archbishop Urges Minnesotans: ‘Vote Yes’

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.

10/08/2012

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Timing Of ‘Vote Yes’ Ad Signals Close Race

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.

10/01/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Sandusky Verdict

The story has been out there for months, in all its horrifying detail. But somehow those details make it all the more chilling.

06/23/2012

Birth Control, Pills, Yaz, The Pill

Good Question: Why Are Catholics Against Birth Control?

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.

02/10/2012

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Gay Marriage Ban Supporters Raise Over $1.2M

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.

01/31/2012

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Local Attorney Helping In Penn State Sex Scandal

A Twin Cities attorney, who’s had success in similar sexual abuse cases, is now involved in the Penn State scandal.

11/09/2011

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Facebook Page Urges Boycott Of Basilica Block Party

The boycott is to protest the Catholic Church’s support of a constitutional amendment that would ban same sex marriage.

06/14/2011

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Lawyer Wants Priests Accused Of Abuse Identified

The Archdiocese of St. Paul will not release a list containing 33 names of priests accused of sexually abusing minors.

04/01/2011

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Catholic Priest Debates Church Rule

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.

02/24/2011

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Vatican Deems Green Bay Church A Holy Site

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.

02/14/2011

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Catholic Church: Don’t Confess Sins To iPhone

The Catholic Church is concerned that some ads may lead parishioners to believe they can use a new iPhone app for confession.

02/09/2011

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Lawyer For Wis. Accuser: Vatican Rejected Lawsuit

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.

01/31/2011

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Milwaukee Archdiocese Files For Chap 11

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.

01/04/2011

A copy of 'Light of World' a book interview with Pope Benedict XVI by German author Peter Seewald is seen in front of St. Peter's Square during the presentation at the Holy See Press Office on November 23, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. Answering to a question of the German author Pope Benedict has stated that Condoms may sometimes be justified in exceptional circumstances to stop the spread of AIDS. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Inside The Box: Catholic Church And Condoms

All our lives we’ve been told the Catholic Church is against condom use. Now the Pope has reversed course saying it’s better for people to use condoms than to put someone’s life in danger.

11/23/2010

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