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Should Archbishop Nienstedt Step Down During Investigation?

The fallout continues Wednesday over the news that Archbishop John Nienstedt is under investigation for sexual misconduct. While the archbishop denies the allegations, the Twin Cities Archdiocese says it has hired an outside firm to investigate the claims.

07/02/2014

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Good Question: Why Isn’t Seafood Considered Meat?

Each Friday during Lent, Catholics are supposed to give up meat, so many turn to fish. That had Chuck from Clearwater wanting to know: Why is fish not considered meat? According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, abstinence laws say meat is considered something that comes only from animals that live on land, like chicken, cows, sheep or pigs.

03/13/2014

Archbishop John Nienstedt (credit: CBS)

Catholic League Seeks To ID The Archbishop’s Alleged Victim

With St. Paul police investigating Archbishop John Nienstedt, who’s accused of inappropriately touching a boy’s behind, the Catholic League wants to independently identify his accuser.

12/18/2013

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Local Catholics Await Archbishop Nienstedt’s Public Apology

Twin Cities Catholics are anxious to hear from Archbishop John Nienstedt. “I am curious to hear what he has to say, absolutely,” said parishioner Maria Medina DeSmith. Nienstedt is expected to make a public apology Sunday surrounding the priest abuse scandal that is rocking the local Catholic Church. It will be part of the homily given at Our Lady of Grace Church in Edina. “I think that’s good, healthy,” parishioner Mark Photoidaes said. “I think it’s important to acknowledge the situation and, he’s doing the right thing.”

12/14/2013

Archbishop John Nienstedt (credit: CBS)

Catholics Gather At Cathedral To Protest Archbishop Nienstedt

Dozens of members of the Catholic Church are calling for a change in local leadership. Nearly 100 people gathered outside the St. Paul Cathedral on Saturday, calling for Archbishop John Nienstedt’s resignation. They’re angry about past accusations of sexual abuse by clergy members that became public within the last few weeks. Eric Fought of the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform says he’s looking for renewed faith in church leadership.“It’s up to us as the laity to step forward and say ‘enough is enough,’” Fought said.

11/09/2013

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Group Of Catholics Rallying For New Leadership

A group of Catholics are planning to gather in front of the Cathedral of St. Paul on Saturday to urge Archbishop John Nienstedt to resign. Catholic Coalition for Church Reform said the archbishop is not showing leadership for a healthy Christian church.

11/08/2013

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MN Embraces Election Of Pope Francis The First

Many Catholics throughout the state spent the afternoon glued to their TVs and iPads, waiting for word.

03/13/2013

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Minnesotans React, Project The Future As Pope Bids Adieu

It was an emotional and historic day for Pope Benedict XVI as people all over the world watched as he left the Vatican for retirement.

02/28/2013

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Vatican Reporter John Thavis On WCCO Morning News

strong>John Thavis, a thirty year veteran of the international Catholic News Service, joined Dave Lee from Rome to discuss Pope Benedict’s last public appearance.

02/27/2013

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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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Good Question: Why Not A Pope From The U.S.?

There are more Roman Catholics in the Americas than in any other part of the world. There are about 74 million Catholics in the United States, the fourth largest Catholic population in the world.

02/11/2013

Archbishop John Nienstedt (credit: CBS)

Minn. Archbishop ‘Saddened’ By Pope’s Resignation

The archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he is surprised and saddened by Pope Benedict’s resignation.

02/11/2013

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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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Good Question: Why Do Catholics Give Up Things For Lent?

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?

02/21/2012

Archdiocese To Reorganize

Twin Cities Catholics will hear the details of a major reorganization in the Archdiocese this weekend.

10/14/2010

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