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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Campus Notes for July 10

Louwagie earns degree from WGU Kailey Louwagie of Cottonwood has earned her bachelor of science, nursing degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 70th (Orlando, Florida); 71st (Cincinnati, Ohio); and 72nd (Anaheim, California) commencement ...

Campus Notes for July 3

Drake University releases dean’s list, president’s list The following local students have been named to the dean’s and president's lists at Drake University. To be eligible for the dean’s list students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the spring 2019 semester at ...

SMSU Briefs for July 3

zAmya Theatre Coming to Marshall July 28 A unique theater experience highlighting housing instability in the region is coming to Marshall on July 28. The zAmya Theatre Project will perform “A Prairie Homeless Companion” at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 28, in the SMSU Black Box Theatre. The ...

Campus Notes for June 26

Local students earn dean’s list recognition at Buena Vista University The following local students earned dean’s list recognition for the spring semester at Buena Vista University: Kathryn Tyykila of Canby Connor Winkelman of Marshall Students named to the BVU dean’s list must ...

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Lozinski, McLean

MARSHALL — Nicholas Lozinski and Robert McLean announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are James and Emily Lozinski of Marshall and Jeff and Kim McLean of New Effington, S.D. Lozinski is a 2014 graduate of Marshall High School, and a 2018 graduate of Hamline University in St. Paul ...

Vroman, Verkinderen

MARSHALL — Kendra Vroman and Alex Verkinderen announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Paul and Kim Vroman of Marshall, Brad and Tricia Johns of Marshall, and Bryce and Lisa Verkinderen of Ghent. Vroman is a 2017 graduate of Marshall High School and currently attends South Dakota ...

Schuler, Barnes

Kyla Schuler and Greg Barnes announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Tony and Stacie Schuler of Granite Falls and David and Cindy Barnes of Marshall. Schuler is a 2015 graduate of Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg and a 2018 graduate of Ridgewater College in Willmar. ...

Holmberg, Roberts

MARSHALL — Megan Holmberg and Braydon Roberts announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Stan and Brenda Holmberg of Marshall, and Don Roberts of Burlington, Iowa. Holmberg is a 2010 Marshall High School graduate and a 2015 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter with a ...