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Minnesota bishops call for prayer and civility before jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty

Apr 20, 2021

A jury on Tuesday found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on second degree unintentional murder and manslaughter charges... Read more

Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). CNA file photo.

Pro-life Democrats hail Minnesota primary win

Aug 13, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

One of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress won a primary victory in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District on Tuesday.  Read more

Christopher Columbus Portrait from Salvadoran 5 Colones 1997 Banknotes.

Christopher Columbus name won't be changed at Wisconsin Catholic high school

Jun 18, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

A Catholic high school in Wisconsin will not change its name from “Columbus Catholic High School” after a petition from... Read more

Minneapolis Police Department patrol car.

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’

May 26, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Minnesota Catholic Conference on Tuesday called the death of a black man while he was in police custody a “tragedy,”... Read more

Archbishop Bernie Hebda.

Minnesota bishops will reopen public Masses, defy state order

May 20, 2020

The bishops of Minnesota say they will permit parishes to resume the public celebration of Masses next week, and defy... Read more

Bishop John Quinn of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota offered Mass with members of the USCCB's Region VIII who gathered at the grotto chapel of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Minnesota bishops issue guidelines on transgenderism in Catholic schools 

Mar 2, 2020

By Mary Farrow

The Catholic bishops of Minnesota have published guidelines regarding gender identity and Catholic schools, emphasizing the Catholic mission of schools... Read more

Archbishop Bernard Hebda with young adults from St. Paul and Minneapolis. Courtesy of Enzo Randazzo.

Minn. young adults accompany, pray for bishops on ad limina visit to Rome

Jan 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Young adults from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are accompanying their bishops on their ad limina visit to... Read more

Minnesota’s Catholic, Lutheran bishops call for welcoming of refugees

Jan 7, 2020

Reflecting on the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt, the Catholic and Lutheran bishops of Minnesota issued an open... Read more

In Minnesota, ambitious pro-abortion lawsuit seeks to strike down 13 laws

Nov 3, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Minnesota’s restrictions on abortion are too important for pro-abortion groups to eliminate through a single lawsuit, pro-life defenders of the... Read more

Photographer holding camera against couple at wedding. Via Shutterstock

Christian filmmakers win right to sue against Minnesota human rights law

Aug 23, 2019

A federal court has reversed a decision dismissing a lawsuit brought against the Minnesota Human Rights Act.  Read more

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona, Minn.

Winona-Rochester diocese to file for bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

Nov 20, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it was announced Sunday. Bishop John Quinn wrote a letter... Read more

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Minnesota diocese, facing abuse lawsuits, files for bankruptcy

Mar 7, 2017

Facing over one hundred lawsuits concerning sex abuse claims dating back to the 1950s, the Diocese of New Ulm has... Read more

Bishop Donald Kettler of Saint Cloud. (File Photo-CNA).

Bishop Kettler transferred to Saint Cloud diocese

Sep 20, 2013

Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of Bishop John Kinney, 76, of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, and appointed as... Read more