The student newspaper at a Roman Catholic prep school in suburban St. Louis has sparked a debate over free speech by defending gay teenagers and criticizing a DVD by Minnesota’s Catholic bishops that denounced same-sex marriage.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis plans to close 21 Catholic churches around the Twin Cities metro area and dozens more would share priests under a reorganization plan unveiled this weekend.
Some churches will be closed and some parishes merged under plans being unveiled this weekend to re-organize the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Under the plan, 21 churches will close, reflecting changing demographics. […]