But what's this? Just a few pages deeper into the metro section? A story about former St. Thomas instructor Ashley Sovereign, who filed a complaint with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights charging that she'd been discriminated against for her views on abortion. (Beth Hawkins wrote about Sovereign's case in a cover story about St. Thomas last year.) Just yesterday the state agency ruled that probable cause existed that Sovereign was improperly denied a permanent post at the university. Her sin? Having once worked for Planned Parenthood.
Perhaps Kersten meant that the pro-choice Catholics are losing influence at St. Thomas.