For the second time, the Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a St. Paul priest and ordered a new trial on charges he took advantage of a vulnerable woman he was counseling. Read more →
Frontline ‘kneecaps’ the Vatican, it’s clear-your-mailbox season but what if you can’t, Delta scraps the old frequent flier program, where are the women in media, and recovering from the Arrowhead 135. Read more →
Where now in the archdiocese scandal, a school throws food away intended for hungry children, the return of a Purple Heart, fracking fights back, and the Minnesota that keeps going in the cold and snow. Read more →
Quebec’s proposal to ban public workers from wearing religious symbols and garb is generating plenty of heat as testimony opens on the proposal. Its supporters, however, say the ban is necessary to protect Quebec as a secular province. They call the proposed ban the “your head scarf or your job” bill. The Montreal Gazette blog Read more →
Keeping watch over one another, the cold reality of Minnesota, is there room for a driverless car in Minnesota, Friday Night Tykes, and church without the religion Read more →
Utah gay couples who got married might not be married, more school closings, the last DC-9, health care spending has slowed, what about Jay Gruden as the new Vikings head coach, and if it’s OK to put the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma State Capitol, why not this Satanic monument? Read more →
Duck Dynasty “patriarch” Phil Robertson’s racial and social views don’t square with A&E. Read more →
Harold Camping has died. He gave us this billboard in NE Minneapolis a few years ago. Camping said he had a mathematical formula for determining the end of days but he never shared it, only the result, which, as you probably have figured out, was wrong. When the world didn’t end in May 2011, he Read more →
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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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 →
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 →