Block Party Keeps Basilica Of St. Mary Looking FreshThe block party is the biggest fundraiser each year, raising more than $5.5 million raised in the last 24 years.
St. Paul Archdiocese Agrees To Pay $210M To Sexual Abuse SurvivorsIn 2013, the Minnesota Legislature opened a three-year window in the statute of limitations that allowed alleged victims of prior abuse to sue for damages.
St. Cloud Diocese To File For BankruptcyThe diocese says 74 civil claims were filed in that time naming 31 members of the clergy who served in the diocese and 30 parishes.
St. Cloud Priest Arrested On Suspicion Of Criminal Sexual ConductA St. Cloud priest is in jail Tuesday night and could be facing sex crime charges.
Minn. Catholic Church Musicians Say They Were Fired For Being GayMembers of a rural Catholic parish in eastern Minnesota are at odds over the dismissal of three choral musicians.
Pope Opens Free Laundromat For HomelessThe laundromat will remain open four days a week and services are free.
New Ulm Diocese Files For BankruptcyThe Diocese of New Ulm has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the 14th diocese nationwide to file for reorganization after claims of sexual abuse by clergy.
Good Question: Why Doesn't The Catholic Church Allow Women Priests?Pope Francis told a group of international reporters today the ban on female priests will likely stay.
'I Knew It Wasn't Right': Winona Woman Speaks Out About Sexual Abuse By PriestA Minnesota woman calls it the untold story in the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Jeanie Hansen says a priest beat and raped her when she went to college in Winona.
Minnesota Archdiocese Accused Of Holding $1.7BAttorneys on Tuesday accused a Minnesota archdiocese of sheltering more than $1 billion in assets to avoid big payouts to abuse survivors.
Nienstedt Leaves Michigan Diocese Amid Parish TurmoilA priest is leaving a Battle Creek parish as some members of the southwestern Michigan diocese became angered to learn that he led a Minnesota archdiocese during a clergy sex abuse scandal.
Monks' Files In Abuse Settlement Released By St. John's AbbeySt. John's Abbey has released thousands of pages of documents revealing decades of sexual abuse towards minors by 18 different monks. The Abbey says the incidents detailed in the files all happened more than two decades ago.
Good Question: Why Do We Go Trick-Or-Treating?Halloween is just a few days away, and it is estimated that more than 41 million kids will go trick-or-treating this year. More than $2 billion will be spent on candy in the U.S., from Snickers, to Kit Kats, to Three Musketeers.
Pope Praises US Bishops' Response To Abuse, Angering VictimsPope Francis praised American bishops Wednesday for their "generous commitment'" to helping victims of clergy sex abuse, drawing an angry rebuke from advocates who said the bishops acted only under the threat of hundreds of lawsuits. Addressing church leaders in a prayer service at the Washington cathedral, Francis said they had faced the crisis "without fear of self-criticism and at the cost of mortification and great sacrifice."
Diocese Of St. Cloud Facing 2 New Lawsuits Over Sexual Abuse ClaimsThe Diocese of St. Cloud will soon be facing new legal charges over allegations of sexual abuse. Two unidentified women say they were abused as minors in Randall, Minnesota by Father Donald Rieder, a 40-year priest with the church.