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Secret Church Documents Show Vatican’s Role In Sex Abuse

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.

07/01/2013

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Catholics Gather For Thanksgiving Mass For New Pope

A silver bell rang inside the Basilica of Saint Mary as part of a mass to celebrate the installation of Pope Francis.

03/19/2013

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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected 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.

03/13/2013

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Who Is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

Pope Francis is the first ever from the Americas, an austere Jesuit intellectual who modernized Argentina’s conservative Catholic church.

03/13/2013

Pope Smoke

UST Professor Comments On Papal Conclave

University of St Thomas Catholic Studies Professor Don Briel talked with Dave Lee on Wednesday morning.

03/13/2013

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St. Thomas Law Prof: Conclave ‘A Delightful, Quirky Tradition’

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.

03/12/2013

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Former La Crosse Bishop Will Vote On Pope

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.

03/11/2013

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Local Principal Jane Hileman Recognized Nationally

It is refreshing to learn about a successful school at a time when our education system is under such scrutiny.

02/12/2013

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What Happens Now That Pope Benedict Is Stepping Down?

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.

02/11/2013

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Opinion: Churches Shouldn’t Be The Next Super PACs

It is time to end the tax exempt status of religious organizations that advocated for a partisan candidate.

11/13/2012

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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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