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  • Court clears way for deposition of Archbishop Nienstedt
    In a three-page order issued Wednesday, Chief Judge Edward Cleary denied requests by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona to block depositions of Nienstedt and former vicar general Kevin McDonough.March 5, 2014
  • Hear the Dalai Lama at 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum
    Hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama's keynote address at the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum in Minneapolis. He spoke on "Faith and Peace Day" March 1st. The Dalai Lama said we are all the same human beings, all 7 billion of us, and there is too much emphasis on our differences. The concept of "we" and "they" creates most of our major problems. The Dalai Lama said there is too much lying, cheating, bullying and killing in the world... when we all want the same right to achieve a happy life. Following his address, the Dalai Lama answered questions from the audience, moderated by MPR's Cathy Wurzer. The event is sponsored by Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota Humphrey School. The Dalai Lama spoke at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Nobel Peace Prize Forum continues March 7-9th.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 4, 2014
  • Author Sue Monk Kidd at Westminster Town Hall Forum
    Best-selling author Sue Monk Kidd's talk is titled, "Life is a Story." Her newest book, The Invention of Wings," is about a southern white girl who grows up to be an abolitionist.Minnesota Public Radio News Presents, March 3, 2014
  • Archdiocese sends court sealed list of priests accused of child sexual abuse since 2004
    Ramsey County Judge John Van de North had ordered the archdiocese to provide the names by Feb. 18. The archdiocese fought the order, arguing it would cause "irreparable harm to the Archdiocese and its clergy," but failed to convince Van de North to change it.February 27, 2014
  • Advocate, reporter discuss archdiocese project
    Months-long investigation produces a list of clergy suspected of abuse.The Daily Circuit, February 20, 2014
  • 'Crypto-Jews' in U.S. Southwest find faith in a shrouded legacy
    Code Switch has been writing about some overlooked cultural interactions that have helped shape what Jewish identity is today, and we continue the series with this post about the murky and fascinating history of crypto-Jews in the Southwest.February 19, 2014
  • Archdiocese asks court to block depositions, stop release of names
    In a statement, the archdiocese said it's appealing the order because it's overly broad, and disclosure of the names -- even under seal -- could harm priests who've been accused falsely.February 18, 2014
  • Judge denies motion to block archbishop's deposition, release of priests' names
    "There is no persuasive legal or factual basis for Defendants' motions and they are, in part, premature," District Court Judge John B. Van de North, Jr. said in his ruling.February 16, 2014
  • 'Sports chaplains' bring the gospel to Olympic Village
    Among the most visible Americans at Sochi are a group of evangelical Christians decked out in black cowboy hats, looking to make friends and proselytize.February 16, 2014
  • Judge: Va. same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
    U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen issued a stay of her order while it is appealed, meaning that gay couples in Virginia will still not be able to marry until the case is ultimately resolved. Both sides believe the case won't be settled until the Supreme Court decides to hear it or one like it.February 14, 2014
  • Archdiocese financial data show $3.9M operating loss
    The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis showed an operating loss in fiscal 2013 compared to a $1.5 million operating surplus the prior year. Officials attributed that loss to a big jump in reserves to cover unknown future costs tied to clergy abuse claims.February 14, 2014
  • Krista Tippett: Civility doesn't have to be boring
    Civil dialogue can be satisfying and exhilarating, says "On Being" host Krista Tippett. She talks to Kerri Miller about the importance of tolerant conversation on divisive issues.The Daily Circuit, February 12, 2014
  • Milwaukee archdiocese proposes $4M for victims
    The archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, saying pending sexual abuse lawsuits could leave it with debts it couldn't pay. Its creditors include hundreds of people who have filed sexual abuse claims, a fraction of which would be eligible for payments under the reorganization plan.February 12, 2014
  • Missouri All-American football player says he's gay
    Tolerance is about to be tested in the National Football League. And Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation. Missouri's All-America defensive end came out to the entire country Sunday night.February 10, 2014
  • UN denounces Vatican on sex abuse, abortion
    A U.N. human rights committee denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for adopting policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, and urged it to open its files on the pedophiles and the churchmen who concealed their crimes.February 5, 2014

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