RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA American Orthodox Christianity Series 2: Engaging the Other as a Path Ahead
In this post, I thought I'd combine a couple of angles into one. First, of course, continuing with this series, I wanted to explore some minor ways in which Orthodoxy is significant for the American R... Posted on 9/10/12 at 1:48 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Beijing: On a Day of Worship
Day two of my trek through China had me getting to know some lesser-known, but more personable aspects of China's capital, Beijing.
Having gotten in late the night before, I reserv... Posted on 6/30/12 at 7:57 AM
Ohio State University President Gordon Gee announced his retirement Tuesday after he came under fire for jokingly referring to "those damn Catholics" at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools.
Classes from the University of Mary, based in Bismarck, will be considered for college credit at ASU and ASU classes will be considered toward a University of Mary degree if a student wants to pursue a major in its two sets of courses.
A former Greenbush, Minn., Catholic priest appeared in court Monday in New Delhi related to charges filed years ago in Roseau, Minn., alleging he sexually assaulted two teen girls in 2004 and 2005, according to The Associated Press.
The Fargo Catholic Diocese is reeling from the apparent suicide of a 45-year-old priest on Valentine’s Day in the rectory of Nativity Catholic Church. The Rev. David Syverson was found dead after apparently shooting himself in a guest room of the priest’s residence next to the church at 1825 11th St. S., Fargo Police Lt. Joel Vettel said.
A Catholic father of seven whose kids are home-schooled, Rick Santorum may seem to wear his conservatism as comfortably as his sweater vests. But he's walked a careful path, keeping the more provocative opinions that helped sink his re-election to the Senate in 2006 mostly out of his presidential campaign. That is until he leaped to the top of the polls, alongside Mitt Romney.
Connie Cass and Jennifer Agiesta
, February 17, 2012
Under fierce election-year fire, President Barack Obama on Friday abruptly abandoned his stand that religious organizations must pay for free birth control for workers, scrambling to end a furor raging from the Catholic Church to Congress to his re-election foes. He demanded that insurance companies step in to provide the coverage instead.
David Axelrod concedes the move has caused a rift between the White House and the Roman Catholic Church. And he's urging people to "lower our voices" and get together on a way to phase in the new policy over the next year and a half.
Ruling 'casts aside the First Amendment,' says Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo Diocese Local Catholic leaders joined a nationwide pushback against a new federal health care mandate this weekend, claiming that forcing insurance plans to cover birth control violates their religious freedom.
Interfaith Week at UND opens Sunday with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. in Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, 3012 University Ave., and an American Indian presentation and drumming ceremony at 3:30 p.m. in the Badlands Room in the Memorial Union.
The Minnesota Supreme Court is expected to hear a case today that involves repressed memories and priest sexual abuse. A lawsuit by James Keenan against the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul and the Diocese of Winona falls outside the statute of limitations.
Tonight's session is the second on a man who was a deacon at the Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud in 1969-70. At least five people have filed police reports accusing him of abuse. He was never charged. He did not become a priest but went on to a career in child protection.
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