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January 2, 2017
Pope Francis leads a mass on New Year's Day at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 1, 2017.    REUTERS/Remo Casilli
Pope tells bishops to have zero tolerance for sexual abuse
January 2, 2017 - 3:50pm
August 26, 2016
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The Church of St. Patrick in Kandiyohi, which will close its doors Saturday, is the oldest church community in Kandiyohi County.
Two Kandiyohi County churches close their doors this weekend
August 26, 2016 - 7:28am
February 17, 2015
Phyllis Wodasch puts the final touch Tuesday on decorations for today’s Ash Wednesday services at Church of St. Mary in Willmar.  Ash Wednesday services will be at noon and 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary and at 5:30 p.m. at Church of Our Lady of the Lakes in Spicer and 7 p.m. at Church of St. Thomas More in Lake Lillian.  (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)
Ash Wednesday
February 17, 2015 - 11:37pm
February 9, 2015
Letter: Silent in the face of evil
February 9, 2015 - 12:00am
December 18, 2013
St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt speaks in a video in early December 2013 about clergy sex abuse allegations. On Dec. 17, 2013, he stepped away from public ministry after a boy accused him of iinapproprately touching him. (Forum News Service photo)
Archbishop says he will stand aside amid abuse allegations, St. Paul police chief says the church not cooperating
December 18, 2013 - 12:00am
September 16, 2013
Women take Catholic diocese to court over Willmar priest abuse
September 16, 2013 - 5:00pm
July 30, 2013
Pope Francis speaks during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.  AP Photoplay button
Catholic clergy, faithful digest Pope Francis' Brazil message (with video)
July 30, 2013 - 7:34am
July 3, 2013
Totino-Grace Catholic school head says he's gay, resigns
July 3, 2013 - 10:26am
June 4, 2013
FILE - This photo made Dec. 8, 2011, in Withamsville, Ohio, shows teacher Christa Dias holding her 11-month-old daughter in her home. A jury sided Monday with Dias who sued a Catholic archdiocese in Ohio, saying it violated anti-discrimination laws by firing her after she became pregnant via artificial insemination. The panel awarded her more than $170,000. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gary Landers, File)
Legal experts expect Cincinnati Archdiocese to appeal jury finding for fired pregnant teacher
June 4, 2013 - 7:00am
March 12, 2013
People watch cardinals assembled in the Sistine Chapel at the start the conclave to elect a new pope on a video monitor in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky
Update: Conclave to elect new pope begins
March 12, 2013 - 11:44am
March 9, 2012
Members of the Knights of Columbus deep fry a batch of fish in a tent outside of St. Mary's Church kitchen for the annual Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fry held Friday, March 9, 2012 in Willmar, Minn.
Knights of Columbus Hold Fish Fry in Willmar, Minn.
March 9, 2012 - 5:42pm
March 2, 2012
Letter: Catholics and contraception
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
January 24, 2011
Pope to Catholics online: It's not just about hits; have respectful, discreet interactions
January 24, 2011 - 2:31pm
April 10, 2010
Letter: Casting the first stone
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 26, 2010
John Pilmaier from Milwaukee, left, and Peter Isely of the SNAP bureau (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) show pictures of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger now Pope Benedict XVI, left, and of father Lawrence Murphy, as they stage a press conference in front of The Vatican Thursday, March 25, 2010. SNAP members denounce Benedict's handling of the case that involved father Murphy, who died in 1998, accused of molesting some 200 deaf boys as he worked at the former St. John's School for the Deaf in St....
Vatican defends actions in Wis. abusive priest case
March 26, 2010 - 9:48am