The Minnesota Supreme Court today reversed a Court of Appeals ruling that granted a new trial for a St. Paul priest who said religious doctrine was used in his prosecution in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
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Evolution dispute scraps New Ulm play
Thanks to Martin Luther College, there’ll be no production of the play “Inherit the Wind” by the New Ulm Actors Community Theatre.
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In an interview simultaneously released by more than a dozen Jesuit journals, Pope Francis today called for less focus on gays and abortion in the Catholic Church and more attention to the needs of the poor. Read more →
A Catholic school teacher acknowledges she’s gay and loses her job. Read more →
From Fargo to Nigeria, father-son ties still bind
I met Siji Saula and his wife in Fargo earlier this summer, and had the opportunity to meet David Saula in Lagos last week. Their ongoing bond is a good example of how leaving your home to start a new life — halfway across the world in this case — can change important relationships. It’s an even better example, though, of how those relationships remain strong. Read more →
Bob Dylan has had a cult-like following ever since he figured out how to get out of Minnesota. Now, however, he has a cult literally following him.
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For devout Muslims, the heat wave’s come at a challenging time. Read more →
Tomorrow marks the start of Ramadan, during which Muslims refrain from eating or drinking any liquids from sunrise to sunset, and focus on their faith. Don’t let that scare you, the Transportation Security Administration is advising in a press release today. Ramadan, a holy month for persons of the Muslim faith, begins this year approximately Read more →
A Catholic school boss quits because he’s in a same-sex relationship, the Minneapolis office rampage case is allowed to continue, things go from bad to worse in the Arizona wildfires, a not guilty plea for the alleged Fort Hood shooter, Snowden’s dad speaks out, and a border billboard battle takes a turn in Fergus Falls. Read more →
Religious symbols and baseball
As we learned during the Tim Tebow years, religion and professional sports makes some people pretty nervous. The latest brouhaha? See if you can spot the religious symbol. Check behind the mound in St. Louis. There’s a cross and what some insist is a number 6, in honor of Cardinals great Stan Musial, allegedly put Read more →