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Patrick Norton pictured with a magazine cover of Mother Teresa, who picked him up from the streets of Bombay as an infant. Later he was adopted by an American family.

Rescued by Mother Teresa, Minnesota man now shares his incredible stories of two nuns  

Dec 28, 2023

By Patti Maguire Armstrong

Patrick Norton says Mother Teresa’s “yes” to Jesus gave him the life he has today, which includes sharing the story... Read more

Patrick Norton stands near Sister Annella Zervas' grave, October 2022.

Orphan rescued by Mother Teresa promotes cause of Minnesota nun 

Dec 10, 2023

By Patti Maguire Armstrong

Patrick Norton, who was adopted as a boy, was painting a lamp post in a cemetery when he encountered who... Read more

Patrick Norton tells his incredible story of meeting who he believes was Sister Annella Zervas at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in the Saint Benedict Monastery cemetery in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Around 150 people gathered for an event where a letter was read from the bishop about steps being taken to look into opening a cause for Zervas. Oct. 15, 2023.

Minnesota bishop issues letter about steps needed for Sister Annella Zervas’ cause

Oct 29, 2023

By Patti Maguire Armstrong

The letter from Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Crookston Diocese was presented to let people know what the diocese is... Read more


‘No wiggle room’: Muslim parents object to LGBT curriculum at Minnesota charter school

Oct 18, 2023

By Matt McDonald

Muslim parents at a Minnesota public charter school are objecting to books that teach about same-sex attraction and gender identity... Read more


Minnesota single-sex Catholic colleges say students who identify as ‘nonbinary’ may apply

Aug 18, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Two single-sex Catholic colleges in Minnesota are allowing males and females to openly apply to either one of the respective... Read more


Minneapolis becomes first large U.S. city to allow Islamic prayer calls over speakers

Apr 18, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The mayor of Minneapolis on Monday signed into law a new ordinance allowing the Islamic call to prayer, or adhan,... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron spoke out against Minnesota's new abortion law after it passed Jan. 31, 2023.

Bishop Barron says Minnesota’s new abortion law is ‘the worst kind of barbarism’

Feb 2, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

“I want to share with you my anger, my frustration over this terrible law that was just signed by the... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Minnesota Senate sends far-reaching abortion bill to governor’s desk

Jan 31, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic leaders had strongly denounced the bill, proposing instead a slate of pro-family measures that they say will reduce demand... Read more


Minnesota bishops decry bill that would make abortion a right

Jan 26, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Minnesota urged lawmakers to vote down a bill that would codify the right to abortion, proposing... Read more

Bishop-designate Michael John Izen, next auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese

Jan 6, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Michael John Izen has served the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a priest for almost 18 years. Read more

Father Patrick Neary at the press conference following the announcement that Pope Francis named him to succeed Bishop Donald Kettler as shepherd of the Diocese of St. Cloud

Pope appoints Father Patrick Neary to lead St. Cloud, Minnesota, flock

Dec 15, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis has appointed Father Patrick Neary as bishop-elect of the Diocese of St. Cloud, according to an announcement today... Read more

Episcopal Installation of Bishop Robert Barron as the Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota

Jul 29, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Barron is returning to the Midwest after almost seven years as auxiliary bishop in Santa Barbara. Read more

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Williams.

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for Saint Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese

Dec 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

Father Joseph A. Williams is a priest of the archdiocese. Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

Pope Francis names USCCB evangelization chair as new bishop of Crookston diocese

Oct 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop Andrew Cozzens succeeds Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who resigned in April. Read more

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