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March 31, 2013
Pope Francis embraces an unidentified boy during an Easter Sunday service from St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican in Rome. AP photo
Pope makes passionate plea for world peace
March 31, 2013 - 11:17pm
March 29, 2013
Christian worshipers carry a cross towards the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, March 29, 2013. Less than 2 percent of the population of Israel and the Palestinian territories is Christian, mostly split between Catholicism and Orthodox streams of Christianity. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Christians mark Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday
March 29, 2013 - 10:00am
March 28, 2013
Pope washes feet of young detainees in ritual
March 28, 2013 - 1:17pm
March 21, 2013
Letter: The bigotry of the devout
March 21, 2013 - 12:00am
March 13, 2013
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Update: Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis
March 13, 2013 - 2:38pm
March 12, 2013
Minnesota Sen. Scott Dibble of Minneapolis looks on Tuesday during testimony from opponents of his bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state. The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed the bill, with all Democrats in favor and all Republicans opposed. Dibble, an openly gay Democrat, said he’s “reasonably confident” his bill can pass the full Senate. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Minnesota Senate and House committees hand advocates of same-sex unions early victory
March 12, 2013 - 11:27pm
Cardinals celebrate Mass before entering conclave
March 12, 2013 - 6:43am
March 11, 2013
Cardinals, including U.S. Roger Mahony, left, and Timothy Dolan, third from left, arrive for a meeting at the Vatican, Monday March 11, 2013. Cardinals have gathered for their final day of talks before the conclave to elect the next pope amid debate over whether the Catholic Church needs a manager pope to clean up the Vatican's messy bureaucracy or a pastoral pope who can inspire the faithful and make Catholicism relevant again. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Cardinals count down to conclave with final talks
March 11, 2013 - 8:50am
March 6, 2013
Cardinal Daniel Nicholas DiNardo, left, and Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, right, arrive Wednesday for a meetin at the Vatican. Cardinals from around the world have gathered inside the Vatican for a round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Americans nix conclave briefing; concern of leaks
March 6, 2013 - 9:50am
December 13, 2012
Christian music artist Andrea Olson of Spicer, Minn., poses with her husband, Gabriel, and 21-month-old daughter Sophia.
Spicer, Minn., artist records first worship album out of Nashville
December 13, 2012 - 12:00am
December 12, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI pushes a button on a tablet at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, brought to him at the end of his general audience. It read: "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.". (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Pope hits 1M mark as he tweets: 'Dear Friends... '
December 12, 2012 - 6:58am
November 30, 2012
Sweet Conclusions blog: The meaning of Advent
November 30, 2012 - 8:49am
November 16, 2012
Jeff Schmitz blogs about faith at
No Time To Be Cool blog: World needs more godly men
November 16, 2012 - 8:41am
October 18, 2012
The Casa de Misericordia Church in Willmar will purchase the former Lincoln Elementary School building, located at 511 Julii St. S.E. The building was on the market for about two years and never had an offer until the school board discussed demo. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Buyer found for former Lincoln school building in Willmar, Minn.
October 18, 2012 - 12:00am
October 6, 2012
Discussion on marriage amendment is scheduled at Montevideo, Minn., church
October 6, 2012 - 12:00am