Members of a Twin Cities youth group seeking a safe space to discuss life as an LGBT person of faith found none at an area Catholic church.
Vaughn Treco, a husband, grandfather of two and former Anglican priest, was ordained to the Catholic diaconate and priesthood in early May with the approval of Pope Francis.
His ordination as a Catholic priest who is married is allowed as an exception to the normal requirement for celibacy.
Treco will serve within the geographic boundaries of the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese as a member of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter as the priest for a community of former Anglicans.
Curtis Wehmeyer can no longer present himself as a priest, exercise priestly ministry, or teach or hold a leadership role in any Catholic institution.
The St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese could sell its chancery building and three other properties as part of its ongoing bankruptcy process, local news outlets have reported.
The St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese has reopened the case of Fr. William Stolzman, who has already twice cleared of sexual misconduct.
Updated: The archdiocese described the bankruptcy as "the fairest way" to resolve existing and future claims of sexual abuse; Archbishop John Nienstedt restates he is not resigning.
Financial records for the archdiocese show a $9 million deficit in operating activities for the 2014 fiscal year and uncertainty about the costs of its sexual abuse scandal.
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The settlement of a Minnesota lawsuit produced more than financial compensation for the alleged survivor of clergy sex abuse. It also saw the formation of an unlikely partnership.
Opinion: Young Catholics are increasingly turned off by the attitudes of some American bishops, including the opposition to civil gay marriage and refusal to consider female priests.