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A new website, LifeAsASister.org, aims to help single Catholic women imagine what it’s like to be a nun and discover if it could be their call in life.
Deacon Joseph Damiani has been temporarily removed from ministry while an investigation is reopened regarding a previous allegation of sexual abuse of a minor, as requested by the Clergy Review Board.
Father Joseph Gallatin has resigned as pastor of St. Peter in Mendota after a file review led Archbishop John Nienstedt to restrict his ministry.
A Ramsey County judge will allow attorneys for an alleged victim of clergy sexual abuse to ask more questions of Father Kevin McDonough, former vicar general for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Father Larry Snyder, who for the last nine years has been president of Catholic Charities USA, one of the largest social service agencies in the United States, will become vice president for mission at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, effective Feb. 1, 2015.
Archbishop John Nienstedt told priests and staff about recent allegations against him involving events alleged to have occurred a decade ago before he began serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, calling them “absolutely and entirely false.”
At his weekly general audience June 25, Pope Francis continued his series of audience talks about the church, telling an estimated 33,000 people that there is no such thing as “do-it-yourself” Christians or “free agents” when it comes to faith.