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.
WCCO-TV has obtained an internal Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis letter saying a high-ranking church leader will personally control what files a recently named task force on clergy sex abuse will have access to.
The head of a task force that will review issues related to clergy sexual misconduct in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is expected to announce more details about the group.
A 51-year-old Brooklyn Park woman pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling more than $300,000 from a church, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Raenay Hendrickson pleaded guilty to five counts of theft by swindle over $5,000 for defrauding the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Football is the most popular American sport, but it’s the other football – soccer — that holds sway as the most popular sport just about everywhere else, with three billion fans worldwide.
A 45-year-old Maple Grove man has been charged with vandalizing a Maple Grove church, writing anti-gay marriage slogans and bible verses on the building. Lonny Lloyd Roseland, who’s wheelchair-bound, was charged with third-degree damage to property and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanor offenses.
Maple Grove Police need your help to find the person responsible for vandalizing a metro church. Sunday morning, surveillance cameras caught the man in action at Pilgrims United Church of Christ.
Music will still be played at a north Minneapolis church despite losing its most important instrument to arson.
A church piano was set aflame in an apparent arson spree in North Minneapolis overnight, according to police. At least nine fires were set in the rash within a half hour just after midnight.
A 55-year-old pastor from Cambridge, Minn., was sentenced Wednesday to 160 days in jail and 10 years of probation for sexually assaulting a mentee. Ryan Jay Muehlhauser had pleaded guilty in February to two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct.
When gay marriage was signed into law in Minnesota Tuesday, it was met with cheers at the Capitol, but it was also met with some serious opposition centered around faith.
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Hastings Police are asking for help catching a vandal who spray painted possibly satanic graffiti on the side of a church. Five-pointed stars inside circles and an upside down cross have now been washed off of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church’s brick walls and windows, but remnants of the graffiti remain. Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell says the nature of this vandalism is a concern to his department.
Sunday mornings at Wayman Church in Minneapolis brings a faithful crowd. But it’s quite likely no one there has said as many prayers as Noah Smith. It’s not just because he’s a preacher, it’s because he’s had more time to worship – over a century in fact.
A Minnesota teenager’s family says he wasn’t allowed to be confirmed at his church because of a Facebook posting.