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Archbishop John Nienstedt

Anti-gay Catholic bishop steps aside under allegations of sexual abuse

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt, who in 2010 advised a parishioner to reject her gay son or suffer eternal damnation, has stepped down from public ministry due to allegations that he inappropriately touched a young boy on the buttocks during a photo session a year earlier. [ Read more → ]
William Hudson

President of prominent Minn. Catholic high school comes out as gay, resigns

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The president of a prominent Minnesota Catholic high school has resigned after he informed other school officials that he is in a same-sex relationship. [ Read more → ]
Rainbow pride flags adorned the Wabasha Street Bridge in St. Paul on Monday.

St. Paul, Minn., to throw party to celebrate passage of gay marriage law

Monday, May 13, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The city of St. Paul is ready to throw a party to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota. [ Read more → ]
Wabasha Street Bridge Star-Tribune

St. Paul mayor proclaims ‘Freedom to Marry Week,’ renames downtown bridge

Monday, May 13, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Anticipating a vote in the Minnesota state Senate today that would legalize same-sex marriage, St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman on Monday morning proclaimed “Freedom to Marry Week” in St. Paul and temporarily renamed a downtown bridge the “Freedom to Marry Bridge.” [ Read more → ]
Nienstedt

MSP Archbishop John Nienstedt crusades against gay marriage

Monday, June 25, 2012
Minnesota's "City Pages" takes a closer look at Minneapolis-St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt and his crusade against gay marriage -- but increasingly, his flock of Minnesota Catholics isn't following. [ Read more → ]
Brian Johnson

Judge bans Wisconsin man from distributing Bibles inside Twin Cities pride festival

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A federal judge ruled this week that an anti-gay activist could not distribute Bibles at Twin Cities Pride this month. [ Read more → ]
Rev. Oliver White

Minnesota pastor could lose church over support for marriage equality

Monday, May 28, 2012
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota pastor is at risk of losing his church after most of his congregation abandoned him because he voiced his support for same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
John Nienstedt

Minnesota Archbishop wants Catholics to recite prayer opposing gay marriage

Friday, December 16, 2011
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., is calling on Catholics in his diocese to recite a special prayer during mass to promote passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the Minnesota state constitution. [ Read more → ]
John Nienstedt

Twin Cities’ Catholic Churches instructed to form anti-gay marriage committees

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS -- John Nienstedt, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul, has urged church priests to form committees to help pass a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota. [ Read more → ]
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Gay marriage supporters denied Communion for wearing rainbow sash

Sunday, October 31, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A group of Catholics were denied communion at a Mass at the St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday because they wore rainbow sashes to draw attention to the catholic church's policy on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Minnesota Archbishop denies Communion to gay, lesbian students

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
About 25 students from St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict say they were turned away from communion because they were wearing rainbow buttons that indication membership in, or solidarity with a gay and lesbian student group. Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Roman... [ Read more → ]
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