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Legislative forum with House candidates is Tuesday in Willmar
Invasive prairie plant found in Yellow Medicine County
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September 15, 2016
Pope says murdered French priest a martyr, on road to sainthood
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis said on Wednesday the French priest knifed to death at his altar by Islamist militants in July was a martyr,...
September 15, 2016 - 3:01pm
July 31, 2016
Pope Francis says it wrong to identify Islam with terrorism
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and...
July 31, 2016 - 8:49pm
April 8, 2016
Pope Francis calls for openness toward 'imperfect' Catholics
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Friday called for a Church that was less strict and more compassionate towards "imperfect" Catholics, such as...
April 8, 2016 - 9:49am
October 21, 2015
Vatican denies report Pope Francis has benign brain tumor
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican denied an Italian newspaper report on Wednesday that Pope Francis has a benign brain tumor, saying the 78-year-old...
October 21, 2015 - 12:04pm
October 2, 2015
'Sense of regret' in Vatican over Pope meeting with gay marriage opponent
Pope Francis' meeting last week with an American woman at the center of a row over gay marriage was not something he had sought and should not...
October 2, 2015 - 2:21pm
September 27, 2015
Pope of the people, and the politics, in historic U.S. visit
PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis dove into some of the United States’ thorniest political debates during his historic visit by urging the world’s...
September 27, 2015 - 11:24pm
September 26, 2015
Editorial: Pope Francis is winning hearts in America
Pope Francis’ American visit has been a resounding success in recent days in Washington and New York and the excitement is building in Philadelphia. He has had a busy schedule, including addressing both Congress and the United Nations as well as paying respects at the 9/11 Memorial. Francis...
September 26, 2015 - 3:00am
September 25, 2015
In U.N. speech, Pope attacks 'boundless thirst' for wealth and power
Pope Francis on Friday strongly condemned the craving for material gains and power, telling world leaders gathered at the United Nations that...
September 25, 2015 - 9:56am
Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey
September 25, 2015 - 1:37am
September 12, 2015
Editorial: Pope Francis set for historic U.S. visit
Pope Francis is scheduled later this month to make a historic visit to the United States. On Sept. 24, he will indeed make history as the first...
September 12, 2015 - 4:00am
August 17, 2015
Letter: A radical document for our times
I have been reading the most radical document that I have ever read. It is Pope Francis’ recent encyclical titled “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.” The encyclical is addressed not just to Catholics, not just to Christians, but to everyone of good faith in the...
August 17, 2015 - 3:33am
February 12, 2014
Editorial: Benedict’s decision changed the church
It has been a year since the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, quietly whispered he would be the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years. Benedictdetermined that his advancing age made it too difficult for him to continue as pope. “Strength...
February 12, 2014 - 2:00am
July 30, 2013
Catholic clergy, faithful digest Pope Francis' Brazil message (with video)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In word and deed during his trip to Brazil, Pope Francis put clergy and faithful alike on notice: Get energized, go out...
July 30, 2013 - 7:34am
July 27, 2013
Pope Francis is off to an exciting start, striking a chord with people
Pope Francis has traveled to the South American country of Brazil for the first overseas trip of his papacy. This pope is walking an enlightening road for the Catholic faith and the world. He began his schedule Thursday in the slums on the northern edge of Rio, Brazil and visiting...
July 27, 2013 - 1:00pm
March 31, 2013
Pope makes passionate plea for world peace
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis marked Christianity’s most joyous day with a passionate plea for world peace, celebrating his first Easter Sunday...
March 31, 2013 - 11:17pm