The Associated Press investigation shows review boards have failed to uphold commitments to root out abusive priests, even rejecting complaints from survivors that were later validated by secular authorities. The AP checked all the roughly 180 dioceses in the U.S. for information, reviewed thousands of pages of church and court records and interviewed more than 75 abuse survivors, board members and others to uncover a tainted process where the church hierarchy holds the reins of power at every stage.
After a positive reaction from the audience while listening to "God Is" on Kanye West's new album, Osteen complimented West, saying, “You said more in 60 seconds than I say in my 30-minute message right there.”
UPDATE: The man has been arrested since the warrant was issued Monday.
Archbishop Bernard Hebda said he has finished his investigation into the cover-up allegations against the Bishop of Crookston and has sent his findings to the Vatican. In a statement, the Diocese of Crookston says that Bishop Hoeppner has cooperated fully with the preliminary investigation. The statement says, "We await a response and remain hopeful that justice will prevail for all impacted by this action."
There's just something about an old-fashioned sleepover with friends. And for a group of St. Paul nuns, it's where they are spending time together that has a special meaning.
Catholic Bishops are considering a proposal that would allow some married men to become priests.
An event in the Twin Cities highlighted the discrimination women who wear hijabs face in America, while also working to promote acceptance.
Sunday marked the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a holiday observed in Catholic churches across the globe.
The man arrested after a fire tore through a historic synagogue in Duluth, Minnesota has pled guilty to charges.
Archbishop-emeritus Harry Flynn died Sunday, Sept. 22 in St. Paul, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has confirmed. He was 86.
Days after a man was shot and killed while leaving bible study in St. Paul, church members came together to cope with the unexpected loss.
An Ohio church used its message sign to condemn the actions of a thief who stole a brand new air conditioning unit from the grounds.
The phrase “thoughts and prayers” has become so commonly used following tragic events and natural disasters that there are now countless memes mocking the gesture.
After a Duluth, Minnesota synagogue was destroyed early Monday morning in a fire, police say a suspect has been arrested.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has started an investigation into Diocese of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner under Pope Francis’ recent legislation addressing bishop accountability in the church worldwide. He is the first Minnesota bishop to be investigated under this protocol.
A Minneapolis man is representing two victims of a U.S. Cardinal that formally resigned Saturday.