However, if you eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, you’re required to ‘undertake a work of charity, an exercise of piety, or an act of comparable penance on some other occasion during the Second Week of Lent,’ according to Susan Mulheron, chancellor of canonical affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Read more →
Archives for February 2017
An unsolved shooting in Rochester, Minn., has turned into viral anti-immigrant propaganda for white nationalist and extremist websites. Here’s a look at how a look at how this basic crime brief became fake news. Read more →
There is an enormous disconnect in this country on the subject of teachers and educators. They are attacked as a group. But individually, they are beloved. Tim Christensen’s obituary shows it. Read more →
People of a certain age have some reckoning to do soon: They have to figure out when it’s time to go.
It’s important to get it right. Staying too long in a profession and a job threatens a person’s legacy. Leaving too soon can be personally heartbreaking. Read more →
Where on earth would high school kids playing hockey learn that brawling on the ice is acceptable behavior for youth sports?
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The country had been reeling since Vietnam, inflation was killing paychecks, and nuclear war with the Soviet Union seemed inevitable. Read more →
Finding things that Democrats and Republicans can agree on might seem like an impossible task, but here’s one possibility: We shouldn’t have to pay money to file our taxes. Read more →
Imani Boyette, a center for the Chicago Sky of the WNBA, was a Candice Wiggins fan when she was growing up, but she is not at all happy with Wiggins’ assertion that she was bullied in her time in the league because she’s straight. Read more →
Tucked in the obituaries in today’s Worthington Daily Globe is the story of John and Beverly Troth, who were both 95 years old when they died eight hours apart on Monday.
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The first big race of the season is set for Sunday — the Daytona 500 — and there’s a stench of a sport’s death mixing with that of burning rubber. Read more →
The most frightening part of the White House’s assertion that the free press is the enemy of the American people is that the free press has had to work so hard in subsequent days to point out why it’s not. Read more →
If ever there was an indicator that the Upper Midwest has lost its weather mojo, it’s this: the American Birkebeiner — the iconic northern Wisconsin cross country ski race — is likely to be a foot race this year. Read more →
The police in Northampton, Mass., found out the hard way that even the best of intentions can be a problem. Read more →
This is Wayne Shaw, who was caught eating a meat pie on the sideline during the match between Sutton United and Arsenal on Monday night.
Scandalous, indeed! Read more →
In Pelham, N.H., a young man with autism was denied entry to the school’s a semi-formal dance because he wore a sweatshirt and sweatpants.
There’s a good reason he did. Read more →