Faith

Amid sex abuse scandals, Vatican upholds confession secrecy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Amid pedophile clergy scandals, the Vatican has declared “unacceptable” any efforts by politicians or lawmakers to force priests to violate their sacred obligation to keep secret what faithful tell them in confession. The Holy See’s Apostolic Penitentiary, a ...

Totus Tuus will be at Holy Redeemer

Totus Tuus will be in Marshall July 8-11 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Grades 1-6 at Holy Redeemer School and at night July 7-10 at 7:30-9:30 p.m. for Grades 7-12 at the Faith Formation Center. The program for the elementary grades consists of Catechesis, songs, games, food and the ...

French priest defrocked

PARIS (AP) — France’s Catholic Church pronounced a priest guilty of sexually abusing multiple Boy Scouts over several years and defrocked him Thursday, an unusually strong move that reflects France's growing reckoning with clergy sex abuse. The ruling by a church tribunal was the latest ...

Churches bring addiction help to Minot

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Addiction touches nearly everyone in some way, and the church isn't exempt. That reality has led a number of Minot churches to open their doors to recovery programs and, in some cases, take an active role in supporting recovery ministry— both within their congregations ...

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Beginning Experience to offer ‘Coping With Life Alone’ series Beginning Experience of SW MN/Marshall, a peer ministry support group for widowed, separated and divorced people is offering its “Coping With Life Alone” Series for 10 weeks beginning July 15. This series is designed for ...

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Catholic Daughters to meet Monday The Catholic Daughters of Americas meeting will be Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Attendees should plan on bringing a dish to share for Priest Appreciation Pot Luck. The business meeting will follow. Ukrainian Catholic Church in US ...

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Buffalo Ridge Chorale to have concert Sunday The Buffalo Ridge Chorale will present its concert titled “Young at Heart” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Church of St. John Cantius, Wilno. The program will include students from area high schools who auditioned and were selected as guest soloists. ...

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Free music lessons to be offered at Christ Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church of Marshall will be offering free piano (students must have access to a piano or keyboard at home), organ, guitar, ukulele, and voice lessons for children finishing kindergarten and up (adults too) — all are welcome! ...

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Catholic Daughters to meet Monday The Catholic Daughters of Americas meeting is Monday in Carlin Hall following the 5:30 pm. Mass. A light lunch will be served followed by the business meeting. Member of secretive church set to enter plea in fraud case RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A member of ...

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Spring salad luncheon is Tuesday at Tracy United Methodist Tracy United Methodist will have its spring salad luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 162 Morgan St., Tracy. The buffet-style salad luncheon features salads, French bread, assorted bars and a beverage. This fundraiser ...

Tabernacle church commemorates 115 years in Council Bluffs

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Rev. Raymond Burt Sr. recollected the history of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church as one that has grieved, but holds on to an optimistic future for the members of the parish and their plans for ministry. This year, the church is celebrating 115 years ...

Retired priest, 89, continues prison ministry

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Monsignor James Bridges retired two years ago after 21 years as pastor of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Midland, but the 89-year-old Lamesa native still pursues an ambitious ministry to 70 indigent inmates at a dozen Texas prisons. The Odessa American reports ...

Motivational speaker simulcast is May 4

Living Word Church of Marshall will be the host of a simulcast with author, motivational speaker, Christian evangelist and actress Priscilla Shirer. The simulcast is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be ...

Pizza Ranch fundraiser is Monday

Catholic Daughters invite the public to dine at Pizza Ranch on Monday between 5 and 8 p.m. for a fundraiser. A percentage of sales along with tips will go toward CDA’s various projects.

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Motivational speaker simulcast is May 4 at Living Word Living Word Church of Marshall will be the host of a simulcast with author, motivational speaker, Christian evangelist and actress Priscilla Shirer. The simulcast is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. Tickets are ...

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Lunch is served Thursdays at St. Ann’s Court Queen of Peace is serving lunch during Lent from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays at Divine Mercy Hall, St. Ann’s Church, Slayton. The menu includes hot beef/pork sandwich, salads, assorted desserts. Take-outs are available by calling ...

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Lunch is served Thursdays at St. Ann’s Court Queen of Peace is serving lunch during Lent from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays at Divine Mercy Hall, St. Ann’s Church, Slayton. The menu includes a barbecue sandwich, salads, assorted desserts. Take-outs are available by calling ...

Into the Quadragesima

In A.D. 324, Constantine became the undisputed ruler of the whole Roman Empire. Once secured in that position, Constantine demanded that persecution of Christians stop. Between the death of Christ around A.D. 33 and the rise of Constantine’s father, Constantius Chlorus, to caesar of the ...

2nd South Dakota diocese publishes list of accused priests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A second South Dakota diocese has released the names of clergy members with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse against a minor. The Sioux Falls Diocese posted the names of 11 clergy members on its website Wednesday. The website says the allegations were ...

Pipestone Zone Spring Rally is April 6

The public is invited to the 2019 Pipestone Zone Spring Rally April 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pipestone. The event begins with registration at 9 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Nabil Nour.