One man's journey from priest to sex-abuse scandal whistleblower
The morning talk show Fox & Friends took issue Monday with a Strib story about a St. Paul YMCA swim class for Muslim girls that was organized with the support of police. "The minority becoming the majority at one community pool," says newsreader Heather Nauert. "Sharia law is now changing ever ... More >>
Sen. Dan Hall, R-Bloomington, took heat last summer when he suggested gay marriage supporters are unpatriotic.SEE ALSO: Mel Gibson bops around the Twin Cities, asks women to take their shirts off [PHOTOS] Many months later, he's still as anti-gay-marriage as ever, but now he's making his case by sug ... More >>
Constituents of the 6th District who voted for Michele Bachmann instead of Jim Graves last month can't be happy to hear their Congresswoman say she spent a "whole year" fretting about Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.SEE ALSO:-- Bachmann doesn' ... More >>
For the second time in just over a week, Michele Bachmann (or political operatives working on her behalf) has unwittingly enriched Jim Graves' campaign to take her job.SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO]-- Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen, hilarity en ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison deletes 'Nothing like coke addicted James Brown to close GOP convention' tweet-- Michele Bachmann's Keith Ellison comments: Media criticized for "unconscionable" headlines-- Keith Ellison on voter ID approval: "Today is a sad day for democracy"Keith Ellison is putting the R ... More >>
But increasingly, his flock of Minnesota Catholics isn't following
Darwin Schauer worked for eight years as a lay pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake George, Minnesota, a small community southwest of Bemidji. He did so despite the fact that district leaders of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod knew he was convicted in 1983 of sexual abuse of a minor.Schauer, ... More >>
Jewbilee! is a highly entertaining holiday alternative to Christmas Eve for Jewish people and non-Jewish alike. This new "holiday" began seven years ago when local multi-faceted creative artist/musician/DJ/journalist Danny Sigelman, living in Austin, Texas at the time, was inspired to create some ... More >>
"Benny, I heard something bad about you." "Ditto." Somehow Michele Bachmann managed to find a church that's too crazy even for her.The Bachmanns filed to quit as members of Salem Lutheran Church in Stillwater just six days before she officially announced she was running for president. That cynica ... More >>
Tim and Mary Pawlenty on the Christian Broadcasting Network earlier this year.All his tack-to-the-hard right rhetoric with right wing Christian TV and radio shows is paying off. In the battle for God - or a conservative evangelical God anyway -- Tim Pawlenty appears to have the upper hand. L ... More >>
Archbishop Listecki announced the Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy in January.The Archdiocese of Milwaukee says it's broke, and it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January "because priest-perpetrators sexually abused minors." It then hoped that a website offering some transparency o ... More >>
WikiPope Benedict: Return to sender.Twin Cities attorney Jeffrey Anderson's attempt to serve Pope Benedict and other high church officials with a sex abuse lawsuit has failed -- for now. The Vatican more or less scrawled "return to sender" on the envelope, threw it in a Fed Ex box and said, ... More >>
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki: Stonewalling?Jeffrey Anderson, the St. Paul attorney tracking down Catholic priest sex abusers, says the Milwaukee Archdiocese's recent declaration of bankruptcy is an attempt to avoid being forced to reveal the abusers' names. "My office represents all 23 o ... More >>
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. ListeckiThe Archdiocese of Milwaukee has been beset in recent years by its connections to pedophile priests who sexually abused children left in their safe keeping. Now it's paying the price. Today, the archdiocese declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and flatly laid th ... More >>
No more of this gay talk, please.Since we first told you yesterday about the decision by the administration of Benilde-St. Margaret's Catholic school to remove two opinion pieces from the school paper's website, the story has been blowing up across the local and national media.Now we've got an ex ... More >>
www.mormon.orgDo you know Mormons?Know a Mormon yet? The Mormon church's PR campaign has hit Minneapolis, in the form of a bunch of TV spots of normal folk who talk about their cool lives--and then casually mention "I'm a Mormon."
Photo: romana kleeSt. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson can sue the Vatican on behalf of sex-abuse victims after a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court turned back a challenge by the Catholic Church that said it was immune from U.S. lawsuits. "Today's action by the Justices is an answer to the ... More >>
Photo: romana kleeIt can't hurtJeff Anderson, the St. Paul attorney who has cut a wide swath of controversy as he files lawsuits against alleged sexually abusive priests in the Catholic Church all over the world, has now trained his sites on the monks of St. John's Abbey in Collegeville. On ... More >>
Local lesbian Lauren Wendt can finally follow her calling into the ministry
For millions of Lutherans, it really is a Good Friday. For others... it's time to look for a new church.
We've got to give St. Paul a little more credit now that they officially have a national shrine located up on that hill overlooking downtown.
A Minnesota rabbi is in hot water after a controversial piece in the latest issue of Jewish culture magazine Moment where he suggested that Jewish people should kill Arab men, women and children in addition to destroying their holy sites.
Lead actor Tom Hanks says movie is "not important, but it's fun"
Turns out delusion and superstition are learned traits.
Because that's what Jesus would do.
The great and mighty Lutheran Church continues to struggle with the sexuality of its members.
The Lutheran church struggles with its policy on homosexuality and the meaning of "all God's children"
If you liked 'The Passion of the Christ,' you'll love...
What does the pope know about happy marriages?
Put on the robe, light up the firepit. We're having a pagan ritual tonight.
You mean Richard Gere didn't bring Buddhism to America?!
The Catholic Church's right turn touches off battles over dogma and diversity at the University of St. Thomas
Biologist and blogger PZ Myers speaks out on the war on science, intelligent design, and the sexual habits of giant squid
What's a lapsed-Catholic former sex worker who doesn't like religious dogma to do when she finds out she still believes?