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
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II faith & family fridays: this is the church
The other day, I found the Church in my mail.
Not email, but the snail-mail variety -- old school. The envelope was hidden among the pile of mostly junk, and since it bore the return label of our kid... Posted on 5/9/13 at 11:08 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Meet the new Pope
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina has been elected the 266th pope of the worldwide Catholic Church. For the complete storyand related links visit these links
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Detroit Fr... Posted on 3/13/13 at 3:10 PM
THE NEW FORTY Will you do nothing?
Edmund Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil isthat good men do nothing." I am reminded of this notion as I reflect upon the Report of the Special Investigative Counsel Regarding ... Posted on 7/13/12 at 6:05 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Cross pendants bind them together
In my Saturday (May 12) In the Spirit column, I wrote about the passing of Natalie Wavra and her prayer group that she sustained and who sustained her during her nine year struggle with breast cancer.... Posted on 5/13/12 at 6:19 PM
Jennifer Haselberger tried to ring alarm bells at the top ranks of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese when she found evidence pointing to recent, troubling behavior by two priests — including pornographic images on one priest's computer discs and documents suggesting the other was addicted to sex.
Amy Forliti and Patrick Condon
, October 08, 2013
A former canon lawyer with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says the final straw in her quitting was when officials refused to take action when she discovered pornography on CDs in chancery files on a priest who was up for promotion.
Fifty-five-year-old Michael DeRoche stood on the steps of the St. Louis County Courthouse holding a photograph of a 9- or 10-year old boy standing obediently straight with his hands tucked to his sides and his heels together. DeRoche said he was that “little guy,” and at the time of the photo he was being sexually abused by a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Duluth.
At two minutes past 3 p.m., Monsignor John Thomas Folda became the newest bishop of the Roman Catholic Church as St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt laid his hands on Folda’s bowed head in St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Pope Francis paid a heartfelt tribute Friday to his predecessor Benedict XVI, saying his faith and teaching had "enriched and invigorated" the Catholic Church and would remain its spiritual patrimony forever.
It was a great and joyful noise made by the children of St. Michael’s School, about 125 youngsters from preschool through fifth grade, who celebrated the election of Pope Francis with the vigorous ringing of tiny bells borrowed from music class and with a prayer in Italian, shouted again and again in unison: “Viva il Papa! Viva il Papa!”
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