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GIAGO: The great escape from Holy Rosary

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

My friend Pete Cummings and I had never seen any movies about great escapes, so we had no prior knowledge about how to approach such an [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”500557″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Tim Giago, Syndicated Columnist…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GIAGO: The great escape from Holy Rosary

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

My friend Pete Cummings and I had never seen any movies about great escapes, so we had no prior knowledge about how to approach such an [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”500557″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Tim Giago, Syndicated Columnist…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Disabled ND couple refused marriage by Catholic church

May 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Anna Bankes is wearing her engagement ring. She has bought her wedding dress and chosen her bridesmaids. Justin Neis has his tux and his four groomsmen picked out. They have a reception hall and a DJ on tap.

Come July 13, Anna Bankes and Justin Neis will become husband and wife. The wedding location has been settled: Mandan United Methodist Church. Continue Reading

Less abuse, but not all follow church audit

May 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS An annual report, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, says an independent audit and study found 2012 had the biggest drop in allegations of sexual abuse by priests in a decade. Continue Reading

Civil suit against Bismarck diocese for abuse settled

May 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A civil suit brought against the Diocese of Bismarck by a man who claimed a priest with North Dakota ties sexually abused him has been settled. Both parties involved in civil case John Doe No. 87 vs. the Diocese of Bismarck filed in U.S. District Court in Hawaii agreed to settlement terms last month, triggering a court-ordered dismissal of the case Friday. The case had been scheduled to go to trial in July. Continue Reading

Pope names new bishop for Fargo Diocese in ND

April 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Pope Francis on Monday named a priest from the Diocese of Lincoln in Nebraska as the newest bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Boston’s O’Malley, the ‘cappuccino priest,’ a hit in Rome

March 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

VATICAN CITY The archbishop of Boston, dressed more often in the humble brown robe of his religious order than a cardinal’s regalia, has emerged as an unlikely star amid the drama unfolding in Rome. Continue Reading

Black smoke from chapel chimney: No pope yet

March 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

VATICAN CITY Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church.
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Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28, says he’s too infirm

February 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

VATICAN CITY 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 Roman Catholic Church in deep turmoil. Continue Reading

Colorado man suing Bismarck Diocese comes forward

January 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A Colorado man suing the Catholic Diocese of Bismarck for negligence over sexual abuse by a priest who has said he suffered in the 1970s has lifted his anonymity. Continue Reading