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Cost savings, pope's plea to go green spur clean-energy boom
Panel says $13M proposed by archdiocese in bankruptcy court is too little.
As religious groups across the nation grapple with ways to grow and sustain membership, new research underscores the pressure on aging mainline Protestants.
Victims' attorney Jeff Anderson slams ruling, promises to appeal.
"I am a heterosexual man who has been celibate my entire life," the former Twin Cities archbishop said in an e-mail, asserting that he did nothing improper.
In dropping charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Ramsey County released documents that disclosed a social connection between a priest and the former archbishop.
Inspired by the wildly successful Internet Cat Video Festival, a Twin Cities nonprofit is launching a Dog Video Festival to give dog lovers their day…
Minnesota evolves as a powerful force in international philanthropy.
They gathered in Minnesota this week as they look for ways to expand their humble, quiet faith.
Should archdiocese schools and churches be considered assets to compensate clergy abuse victims? A bankruptcy judge heard arguments Thursday.
Son of Billy Graham says he has no hope for the major parties
Risks aside, the group known as Matter steps up with needed medical aid, from bandages to beds to dialysis machines.
Americans donated an estimated $373 billion in 2015, breaking last year’s record for charitable giving to schools, churches, social services and more. Individuals contributed the…
Gary Erickson’s office space at Macalester College offered a window into his life. Ceramic art pieces crafted by him and by his students. Books of…
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began this week, and the Minnesota Council of Churches is inviting Minnesotans to break bread with their Muslim neighbors…
Archbishop Hebda calls it a "just and timely" resolution; victims' advocates cry foul.
The gender gap in worship might not have been a great thing, but some religious leaders might prefer that to what’s happening now. The share…
Archbishop denies accusation, says Twin Cities Archdiocese has "cooperated fully" with bankruptcy court.
Law that lanced victims' pain and roiled Catholic Church hits deadline
The Twin Cities' ninth Catholic archbishop seeks to break the ice – and tensions – as he prepares to be installed Friday.
Attorney Don Burris is widely known for pursuing works of art belonging to Jewish families that were looted by Nazis during World War II. One…
A low-profile member in life, the star draws attention to Jehovah's Witnesses after death.
The former mayor will lead the community grant-maker with a focus on ending disparities.
The Rev. Timothy Backous is second to be accused in recent weeks.
Sarah Nielsen appreciates a good night’s sleep. But that’s not why she had 1,632 new pillows stuffed into her father’s garage last month. The pillows…
Minnesota woman outraged at reinstatement by Vatican files a lawsuit.
Harvey Rockwood spent 30 years at police stations, school boards and Main Streets across the Twin Cities, chronicling stories big and small. He was an…
While some see hope and humanity in his call for priests to exercise "individual conscience"' in marriage matters, others hoped for more change on related issues.
Minnesota banker buys archdiocese headquarters on Summit Avene for reported $3.2 million.
A new "working cat" program at the Animal Humane Society matches hard-to-place felines with businesses that need their killer mouse-control skills.
New Ulm diocese is last to release identities as lawsuit deadline nears.
In a remote farm community nestled in the Bolivian mountains, a Catholic university has taken root thanks to Minnesota supporters 4,500 miles away. Called the…
Muslim extremists have destroyed churches and attacked Christians in Syria and other Middle Eastern countries. "You minister to people's worries here — and to people's worries there," said Sharbel Maroun. "They carry a cross here and there."
Bernard Hebda had served as temporary administrator of the Twin Cities archdiocese after Archbishop John Nienstedt resigned in the wake of clergy sex abuse scandals and a church bankruptcy filing.
Nearly 500 may lose homes as a decades-old Christian commune in St. Paul seeks bankruptcy protection in court.
CaringBridge, a website that connects medical patients with family and friends, hit a remarkable milestone this year — its 2 billionth visit. It took…
A Minnesota-based nonprofit that sends civilian peacekeepers to global hot spots, has been nominated for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize. Nonviolent Peaceforce was nominated by…
Twin Cities archdiocese leaders met with parishioners at St. William Catholic Church in Fridley on Sunday, following last week's announcement that their priest is under investigation for possible possession of child pornography.
Neighbors reported hearing sounds of possible abuse. Police found no victims but say the priest, who serves a Fridley church, admitted to possessing child pornography, according to a search warrant request.
Cargill, Target and General Mills organizations led the way in grants and giving.
President Obama’s visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday was welcomed by members of Minnesota’s Muslim community, who say that anti-Islam sentiment has reached new…
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, guys scouting for dates may gain insights from a new study indicating that good deeds may beat good looks…
Archdiocese is selling property to pay creditors.
St. John's Abbey says it seeks transparency; a monk's victim calls new website "betrayal."
Dr. Lowell Gess, an ophthalmologist from Alexandria, alerted West Africa to the virus continuing to lurk in the eyes and causing vision loss.
Former St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt is leaving two weeks into a Michigan assignment because of a backlash over his presence.
It marks the first time the abbey, long the subject of sex abuse allegations, has made its files public. The monks worked as teachers, counselors, parish priests and chaplains across Minnesota and beyond.
Founder of Books for Africa plans fundraising walk across Zanzibar in E. Africa.
Chapter 11 filing by Christ's Household of Faith worries members and neighbors.
John Nienstedt resigned from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in June after the Ramsey County attorney's office filed charges claiming that the church had failed to protect children from clergy sex abuse.
Bankruptcy judge approves $4.5 million sale of Hayden Center. Next up: archbishop's home.
With no office and no paid staff, a Twin Cities nonprofit has managed to collect more than 500,000 mittens and hats for low-income children over…
For most Minnesotans, Dec. 24 — not Dec. 25 — draws the biggest crowds of the year for many churches big and small, in a trend that has reached the point where "Christmas Eve" services now start as early as 10 a.m.
Woman's suit against Lutheran youth pastor is first in an effort to get more to step forward.
Bryan Moon retired from Northwest Airlines and forged an encore career as an “MIA hunter,” whose expeditions to find crash sites of World War II…
The Catholic Diocese of Duluth filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday, a month after a victim of priest sex abuse there was awarded $8 million…
Bankruptcy court judge approved payments to dozens of firms.
First came Black Friday. Then Cyber Monday. Now, “Giving Tuesday” is working to build a national day to tap some of the $600 billion Americans…
Internal files on St. John's Abbey monks accused of sexual abuse were made public Tuesday.
The Jeremiah Program, a Minneapolis nonprofit that has won national recognition for its work lifting single mothers out of poverty, broke ground last week on…
Seventh annual 24-hour philanthropy spree draws thousands of donors.
Hope Community wins Bush innovation award for work in Phillips neighborhood.
The teen star-studded event draws students across the state who have raised money and support projects here and across the globe.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis made its first appearance in Ramsey County District Court Thursday in a clergy sex abuse case spearheaded by the Ramsey County Attorney that is being watched nationally.
Facing more than 400 clergy abuse claims, archdiocese seeks more time to reorganize.
Bobbi Cordano, a vice president at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, is heading to Washington, D.C., in January to become president of Gallaudet University,…
Sandy Vargas will step down in June after a nine-year tenure.
Leo Weiss was a historical anomaly. His entire family — parents and two siblings — survived the Holocaust. He spent his years in Minnesota sharing…
Make-A-Wish interim CEO endorses the state inquiry.
As the foundation moves into year three of a major expansion, it's on track to donate $35 million next year and "considerably more" beyond that.
Acting Archbishop Bernard Hebda hosted the first of seven "listening sessions," offering feedback to the Vatican.
“We are all sinners,” is a popular quote from Pope Francis. But a recent survey indicates “we all” disagree on exactly what’s a sin. Is…
A new collaborative exhibit finds a way to skirt a Russian arts embargo.
A local Hispanic women’s group has filmed an upbeat video welcoming “Papa Francisco” to the United States. Three Latino families have rented a motor home…
Call it a philanthropic time capsule. If all goes as planned, 100 Minnesotans will contribute $25,000 to an unusual new charitable fund that will be…
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