STAFF BLOG BISON MEDIA BLOG Bison Video Blog: Emergency Re-Alignment Edition
Sorry folks for the mass quantity of tweets and blogs on this topic; but it seems there is a massive shift of college basketball schoolsabout to switch leagues; that could affect 10 conferences; inclu... Posted on 3/1/13 at 1:48 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND This week's Ask Your Government
This weeks Ask Your Government question comes from a reader in the northeastern part of the state. Heres what she asked:
Can the government step in and do an investigation into the Ca... Posted on 9/5/10 at 10:29 AM
NASCAR DAD New Abuse Report !
New 5 volume report on child abuse in Catholic Church by priests. 9 year investigation. 2600 pages. Painted the most detailed and damning portrait of the church, administered child abuse by priests. R... Posted on 5/21/09 at 6:31 PM
Less than three months after the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles released the files of priests accused of sex abuse, attorneys for victims are back in court seeking similar records kept by more than a dozen religious orders.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world’s poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.
Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
, March 29, 2013
He quotes Amy Winehouse and, unlike Benedict XVI, actually taps out his tweets himself. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is an erudite scholar with a modern touch — and that is seen by some as just the combination the Catholic Church needs to revive a church beset by scandal and a shrinking flock.
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign Thursday, ending an eight-year pontificate shaped by struggles to move the church past sex abuse scandals and to reawaken Christianity in an indifferent world.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI blessed the faithful from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square for the first time since announcing his resignation, cheered by an emotional crowd of tens of thousands of well-wishers from around the world.
By Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press
, February 17, 2013
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 — becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Catholic Church in deep turmoil.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The charge is only a misdemeanor, but if prosecutors are able to win a conviction against Kansas City Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Finn, they could be opening up a whole new front in the national priest abuse crisis.
Local Catholic leaders joined a nationwide pushback against a new federal health care mandate this weekend, claiming that forcing insurance plans to cover birth control violates their religious freedom.
The requirement, part of the national health care law and issued last week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will force health care insurance, even when offered by a religious employer, to pay for contraceptive medicine for women without co-pays.
By Sam Benshoof, Forum Communications Co.
, January 31, 2012
FARGO — What’s long been known as the Fargo Catholic Schools Network is now transitioning to a new name and logo.
Fargo-area schools under the umbrella of the diocese have quietly been Blessed John Paul II Catholic Schools Network since early May, but with the creation of a logo, the change will be fully implemented now, said Tanya Watterud, director of communications for the Diocese of Fargo.
By Helmut Schmidt, Forum Communications Co.
, August 19, 2011
FARGO — A Catholic chapel focused on prayers to end abortion will open in an office building neighboring North Dakota’s only abortion clinic.
The Catholic Diocese of Fargo will open the Visitation Chapel at 502 1st Ave. N. on June 1. The chapel will offer Mass at 8 a.m. Wednesdays, followed by Eucharistic adoration and recited prayers until 3:45 p.m. It will be locked the rest of the week.
By Sherri Richards, Forum Communications Co.
, May 27, 2011
Two Roman Catholic priests, a former priest and a Catholic school teacher were charged Thursday with raping young boys, while a former high-ranking church official was accused of transferring problem priests to new parishes without warning anyone of prior sex-abuse complaints.
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