Right now the Archdiocese is facing $26 million in claims, but that figure will jump dramatically. Of the 653 claims against the Archdiocese more than 400 are from victims of clergy abuse.
Three victims of clergy abuse have made a video appeal for other victims to come forward. An attorney for victims is asking a judge to order the video be played in all 216 Minnesota parishes on Sunday, July 12.
A Catholic priest who pleaded guilty last month to criminal sexual misconduct has been essentially sentenced to time served. The Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in prison in connection with the 2005 abuse of a teenage girl.
Thousands of people showed up before sunrise for a day-long celebration of Catholicism in the Twin Cities Saturday. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis hosted the “2013 Rediscover” event at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, described as a celebration of “the depth and beauty” of the Catholic faith. The event, headlined by Archbishop John Nienstedt, was held in the midst of controversy after a priest pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct, child pornography was discovered on a reverend’s laptop and the diocese announced they were creating a taskforce to investigate the way church officials handled accusations.
A group representing 80 former Catholic priests from throughout the state of Minnesota gathered at the Lake Harriet band stand this morning to encourage a no vote on the marriage initiative for the Minnesota Constitution.
The Minnesota Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, along with interfaith leaders, are standing together against a Senate bill they say discriminates against them.
On Ash Wednesday, many Christians get more than ashes on their foreheads: they get a sense of responsibility to give something up. It’s a tradition especially strong in the Catholic Church. So, why do Catholics give things up for Lent, and why don’t they eat meat on Fridays?
Rick Santorum stirs his ever-growing crowds when he promises to right a country awash in “immoral debt” and to replace an administration he argues has “callousness toward life and family and faith.”
Growing up in St. Paul, Lino Rulli dreamed of being a comedian. His humor has given him to a successful career but in an unlikely venue — with a national radio show on Catholicism.