U.S. Cardinal At Vatican To Lead Prayer For George Floyd FridayThe highest-ranking American at the Vatican will lead a prayer service on Friday in Rome to pray for “peaceful coexistence” following the death of George Floyd and protests that erupted across the U.S.
Suit Seeks Release Of Vatican’s Clergy Abuse 'Secrets'The lawsuit filed in St. Paul seeks the release of decades worth of information on clergy sex abuse within the Catholic Church.
Victims Of Clergy Abuse To Sue Vatican, Seek Abusers' NamesThe plaintiffs include three brothers who were abused by former priest Curtis Wehmeyer as recently as 2012 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Wehmeyer pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct and child pornography in connection with his contact with two of the boys, who were 12 and 14.
Pope Accepts Resignation Of McCarrick After Sex Abuse ClaimsBreaking with past practice, Francis decided to act swiftly on the resignation offered by the emeritus archbishop of Washington, D.C., even before the accusations are investigated by church officials.
4 Things To Know: Fatal House Fire, TC Marathon & MoreHere’s a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.
Non-Catholic Hodges Says Meeting The Pope Was A Profound ExperienceMore is expected to be learned Wednesday about Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ trip to the Vatican. She is currently there with nine other U.S. mayors for a two-day conference on sex trafficking and climate change.
Hodges Attends Pope’s Conference On Sex Trafficking, Climate ChangeMinneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges traveled to the Vatican to be among the individuals signing a declaration against modern slavery.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges To Meet With Pope At VaticanMayor Betsy Hodges is one of nine U.S. mayors who will meet Pope Francis at a conference on climate change and human trafficking. The conferences aim to raise awareness about these global problems within local communities.
UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change ConferenceU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis' highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.
Pope To Receive Final Volume Of St. John's BiblePope Francis will receive a limited, fine-art edition of the final volume of the St. John's Bible commissioned by Benedictine monks in Minnesota. The St. Peter Apostles Edition of Letters and Revelation will be presented to the pope at the Vatican on Friday.
Twin Cities Archdiocese, Vatican Accused Of Destroying Priest Child Porn TapesThere are new allegations that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis destroyed as many as five suspected child porn videos -- and that the Vatican knew what happened. This latest allegation involving the Twin Cities Catholic Church comes as a direct result of a landmark agreement between the church and victims. The agreement has resulted in more names of priests, suspected of sexual abuse against a minor, being released.
Fire In Minn. Church Reveals Exquisite MuralA church fire in southwestern Minnesota revealed a surprise that members are now working to restore. Flames and plumes of smoke were pouring out of St. Gabriel's Church in Fulda when firefighters arrived in April.
Secret Church Documents Show Vatican's Role In Sex AbuseAttorneys said 6,000 pages of secret church documents reveal in detail the Vatican's role in child sex abuse cases. St. Paul-based attorney Jeff Anderson said the letters show an elaborate abuse cover-up in Milwaukee from the 1950s through today.
MN Man Has Papal Connection Over Hot Button IssuePope Francis has wrapped up his first full day as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He celebrated his first Mass as Holy Father in the Sistine Chapel with the Cardinals who elected him.
Good Question: How Does The Vatican Make Colored Smoke?For 100 years, the Vatican’s smoke signal has rarely been a black or white matter. Black means no Pope, white means the Cardinals have selected a Pope. But how does the Vatican get the smoke to be the right color?