Charles Reid is a professor at the University of St. Thomas, where he teaches canon law. He is also a Catholic, and is asking for prayers for the church.
The Minnesota Conference of Churches is calling for a statewide day of prayer for Sikhs after the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
Family members are asking for prayers for an 8-year-old boy hospitalized after a sailboat accident that claimed the lives of his two brothers.
Gov. Mark Dayton and others are taking part in a prayer day outside the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday.