Religion

Area Parishes Name New Joint School
A new joint school serving several parishes now has a name. The board of the new school serving the Parishes of St. Joseph in St. Joseph and Waite Park, St. Michael, St. Paul and St. Peter will be called All Saints Academy.
New York Man To Sue St. John’s, Alleging Abuse
A New York man is suing St. John's Abbey and the Order of St. Benedict in Collegeville, alleging a former abbot abused him years ago at a Bronx church. Attorneys for the alleged victim say in a news release their client was abused by Abbot Timothy Kelly in 1966 and 1967, when the victim was an…
40 United Methodist Clergy Pledge To Marry Gay Couples
The debate over same-sex marriage is dividing members of the clergy within the United Methodist Church. During their annual conference in St. Cloud, about 40 Minnesota United Methodist clergy have signed a statement saying they would marry any couple who came to them, including same-sex couples.
Prayer Vigil For The Disadvantaged In Downtown St. Cloud
A prayer vigil will be held on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Mary Church in downtown St. Cloud tomorrow (Wednesday) night. The interfaith prayer vigil is intended to draw support for the disadvantaged, as state lawmakers consider budget cuts to some of those programs.
Sisters Of The Order Of St. Benedict Select New Leader
The Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict have a new leader. Sister Michaela Hedican was elected prioress on Sunday, replacing Sister Nancy Bauer. Sister Michaela had served as prioress of Saint Bede Monastery in Eau Claire, Wis., from 2008 until the community joined the Sisters of the Order of Sain…

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