STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Rev. Kathryn Brown reception Nov. 23
A reception to honor the Rev. Kathryn Brown will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013,at Augustana Lutheran Church, 520 University Avenue, Grand Forks. A short program will begin at ... Posted on 11/20/13 at 4:38 PM
THE NEW FORTY Remembering #316...
Three years ago today a five alarm fire destroyed the Galleria Apartments in Fargo. My sons lived in that apartment building in apartment 316. They lost their pets and everything they owned. In total,... Posted on 10/11/13 at 5:21 AM
LIVING UNITED 10th Annual 'Undies Sundays' drive
UnitedWay's 2013 'Undies Sundays' drive
Oct. 6 - 20
We often take everyday things for granted. Like underwear! Imagine taking a shower and not having a decent pair to wear. Unfortunately, this i... Posted on 10/4/13 at 3:49 PM
ASTRO BOB Welcome to the Church of the Chelyabinsk Meteorite
Why am I not surprised? A small band of Russian citizens have formed a new religious group - perhaps cult is a better word - venerating the Feb. 15 fireball that exploded over the city of Chelyabins... Posted on 9/19/13 at 10:56 AM
RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Reflections on Religious History in North Dakota Post 1
Today, I begin a series of posts on the religious history of North Dakota. This series will not be a straight-forward history of first this and then that. Rather, it will be more of a historical colla... Posted on 8/13/13 at 8:11 AM
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday identified 30 priests accused of sexually abusing minors in the archdiocese, which has been under fire for its past handling of clergy abuse cases in its part of Minnesota.
David Bailey and Mary Wisniewski
, December 05, 2013
Pope Francis on Thursday ordered the formation of a team of experts to address the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, in his first major step to tackle a crisis that has plagued it for two decades.
Payday loan companies need more state regulation to keep poor Minnesotans out of a “debt trap,” the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition says. “The vast majority of payday borrowers are caught in a trap with the first loan,” the group’s executive director, Brian Rusche, said Tuesday, urging state leaders to pass a regulation law next year.
Vandals have struck a Mankato church for a second time. Someone threw a brick, pieces of concrete block and a rock through two stained-glass windows and two other windows at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church early Friday.
Archbishop John Nienstedt said he accepts responsibility for addressing the unfolding clergy sexual abuse crisis and regrets that a growing number of parishioners and priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have "lost confidence" in him.
Archbishop John Nienstedt said in remarks published Wednesday that he regrets some parishioners and priests have lost confidence in him over new concerns about alleged clergy sexual misconduct in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The retired Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Harry Flynn, has resigned as chair of the University of St. Thomas Board of Trustees, the school announced Saturday, becoming the second leader to quit the board of the St. Paul-based Roman Catholic institution this month amid fresh criticism over the handling of clergy sexual misconduct cases.
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