College students and sisters gathered at St. Catherine University to begin an oral history project to bring sisters' stories to a new generation.
St. Paul, Minn.
The task force, made entirely of laypeople, will review the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis' policies and "any and all issues" related to clergy sexual misconduct.
The archdiocese is accused of placing images of child pornography found on a priest's laptop in a church-owned vault.
The "full social and legal effects" of state lawmakers' decision to legalize same-sex marriage "will begin to manifest themselves in the years ahead," said the Minnesota Catholic Conference.
"Today the Minnesota Senate voted to redefine marriage in Minnesota. The outcome, though expected, is no less disappointing," the conference said in a statement.
The state Senate in a 37-30 vote gave final approval Monday to a same-sex marriage bill. The state House passed the measure May 9. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed it Tuesday.