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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Reader opinions on Planned Parenthood, higher property taxes, UA president's housing allowance. 

October 02, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…

Hutchinson boy celebrates rise to teen with rare quinceañero

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Cesar Gonzalez and friends practiced almost every day for about three months, and it showed when they took to the dance floor.

September 30, 2015 12:37 pmLoading…
RedBlueAmerica: Should Americans heed pope's message?

RedBlueAmerica: Should Americans heed pope's message?

Francis is trying to start dialogue, not issue decrees.

September 27, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Ruth Marcus: Boehner cries as pope appeals to Congress

Ruth Marcus: Boehner cries as pope appeals to Congress

Speaker of House's tears may as well have been for dysfunctional body. 

September 25, 2015 12:32 pmLoading…
Gerson: Republicans stoke the fire of bigotry

Gerson: Republicans stoke the fire of bigotry

Fundamentalist nationalism from any religion, including Christianity, damages democracy.

September 22, 2015 12:00 amLoading…

Archdiocese of Omaha schools add 366 students this year

OMAHA, Neb. — Archdiocese of Omaha schools has seen an increase in student enrollment for the first time in 17 years, signaling the success of efforts to reverse a steady decline, according to school system officials.

September 18, 2015 2:31 pmLoading…

Feds charge Kansas priest with bank fraud over parish thefts

WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas priest charged Tuesday with stealing nearly $151,000 from two parishes and the Catholic Diocese of Wichita used the money to fund his gambling, federal prosecutors alleged.

September 01, 2015 5:36 pmLoading…

State waivers allow Amish to ignore Wisconsin building code

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Religious waiver forms that will be distributed this week to all 72 counties in Wisconsin are expected to resolve a dispute over building codes between Eau Claire County and its Amish community.

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Diocese punishes group that let woman perform sacrament rite

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines bishop has told a Des Moines Catholic group to cease Mass services because it let a woman preside over sacrament in December.

August 26, 2015 12:51 pmLoading…

Hundreds attend dedications for Indiana's 1st Mormon temple

CARMEL, Ind. — Hundreds of people attended dedication ceremonies over the weekend for Indiana's first temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Letters on tightening gun laws, autism book, theater attack, state lawsuit costs. 

August 07, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…

Cincinnati archbishop urges Ohioans to be energy efficient

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati's archbishop has outlined how parishes and offices in the Cincinnati archdiocese are responding to Pope Francis' recent entreaty to preserve the earth.

August 05, 2015 1:43 pmLoading…

Letters to the editor

Letters on big money donors, college costs, private schools, Medicaid co-pays. 

August 04, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…

Hundreds of clergy abuse claims filed in Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS — Victims of alleged sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have filed more than 400 claims against the archdiocese in federal bankruptcy court, according to attorneys for victims and the archdiocese.

August 04, 2015 2:42 pmLoading…

Indianapolis archdiocese eliminating marriage annulment fee

INDIANAPOLIS — The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis is eliminating fees for marriage annulments, a step that follows comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Catholics to remarry.

July 24, 2015 12:58 amLoading…

Attorney says polygamists' faith relevant to water hearing

PIERRE, S.D. — The attorney for a western South Dakota woman attempting to stop a polygamous sect from using more water at its compound says evidence about the secretive group's faith and background is relevant to whether regulators should grant the request.

July 08, 2015 5:01 pmLoading…

Homeless Jesus statue debuts outside downtown Detroit church

DETROIT — A statue of a homeless Jesus sleeping on a park bench has been unveiled in front of a downtown Detroit church that serves as a warming center for the homeless.

June 28, 2015 4:04 pmLoading…

Minnesota archbishop felled by 2-year scandal over abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Archbishop John Nienstedt's leadership of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis unraveled over a painful two years.

June 15, 2015 3:18 pmLoading…

Review completed of Boys Town founder in sainthood effort

OMAHA, Neb. — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha announced Monday that it has completed its investigation into the life and virtue of the Rev. Edward Flanagan, another step in efforts to have sainthood declared for the founder of Boys Town.

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Missouri man accused of giving kids cellphones to watch porn

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former youth ministry volunteer at a Catholic parish faces charges accusing him of encouraging children to view pornography on cellphones and other electronic devices he gave them.

June 10, 2015 3:26 pmLoading…

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