Sharing & Caring Hands' Copeland Meets With Pope FrancisA Minneapolis woman who serves the poor and homeless in the Twin Cities got a face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis Thursday. Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Minneapolis' Sharing and Caring Hands, says the Holy Father prayed with her and blessed her work with the poor.
Pope Praises US Bishops' Response To Abuse, Angering VictimsPope Francis praised American bishops Wednesday for their "generous commitment'" to helping victims of clergy sex abuse, drawing an angry rebuke from advocates who said the bishops acted only under the threat of hundreds of lawsuits. Addressing church leaders in a prayer service at the Washington cathedral, Francis said they had faced the crisis "without fear of self-criticism and at the cost of mortification and great sacrifice."
Court To Hear Sabotage Appeal Of 85-Year-Old Nun, Duluth ActivistOn Thursday, an 85-year-old nun and two fellow Catholic peace activists will ask a federal appeals court in Ohio to overturn convictions for sabotage and destruction of government property.
Churchgoers Empathetic As Archdiocese Files For BankruptcyThe Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul has filed for bankruptcy amid lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by some of their clergy members.
Former Student, School Settle Sexual Abuse LawsuitA private Catholic high school in St. Paul has settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who was sexually assaulted by a weight room instructor six years ago.
Charges May Be Filed In Minnesota Priest Abuse CaseThe Ramsey County attorney detailed how his office is handling accusations of sexual misconduct involving Catholic priests.
Gay Music Director Asked To Resign Speaks OutA church music director in Victoria who lost his job after marrying his long-time partner, is speaking out. "I had held out hope that this would not have to become an issue," Jamie Manzi-Moore said.
Archbishop Nienstedt Asks For Gay Music Director’s ResignationA music director at a Minnesota Catholic church was forced to resign after he married his long-time partner. Jamie Moore had been the music director at St. Victoria Catholic Church in Victoria. This past weekend, Moore married his partner, Garrett.
Catholic Hospital Asked To Cut Ties With Doctor A La Crosse couple says they want a local Catholic hospital to sever ties with a doctor who they say performs abortions. Leif and Karen Arvidson say Dr. Carl Rose advised them of the option of an abortion at a visit to Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse in 2012. Karen Arvidson also says she was told later she could have an abortion at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Totino-Grace Names New High School PresidentTotino-Grace High School has named their new president after accepting the resignation of their former president last July, following his admission to being in a long-term same-sex relationship.
Fmr. Totino-Grace Head, Forced Out For Being Gay, To Lead St. Paul SchoolAn educator who was forced out as president of Totino-Grace High School because he is gay will now be the head of another Twin Cities private school. Dr. Bill Hudson resigned from Totino-Grace last June after revealing to board members that he had been in a committed same-sex relationship for 18 years. Hudson wasn't sure where he would end up, but on Monday night, Mounds Park Academy officially named him the new head of school.
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