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Katherine Kersten comments on new local podcast about sex

Katherine Kersten Comments on New Local Podcast About Sex Kerri Miller, Minnesota Public Radio’s midmorning news host, recently launched “SmartSex,” a podcast, Miller hosts outside of her MPR duties. With expert interviews and advice, “SmartSex” aims to offer women frank discussions on sex and sexuality — a task that is

Cancel the Anti-Catholic ‘The Real O’Neals’ Show!

Cancel the Anti-Catholic ‘The Real O’Neals’ Show! “The Real O’Neals,” is based on the life of a foul-mouthed, raging anti-Catholic bigot, Dan Savage. The episodes were, predictably, filled with anti-Catholic stereotypes. Catholics are asked to write to Ben Sherwood, Disney/ABC Chief, and program advertisers. —Bill Donohue, President, Catholic League for

Little Sisters ‘ruling’ more reprieve than win

Little Sisters ‘Ruling' More Reprieve Than Win Case exposes larger threat to religious freedom On Monday May 16 a U.S. Supreme Court remand order freed Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious nonprofits from having to choose between violating their religious beliefs or paying huge fines. Most observers considered

CDL demands apology from former DFL candidate for anti-Catholic rant

CDL Demands Apology from Former DFL Candidate for Anti-Catholic Rant Candidate embraced by Dayton, Franken, and DFL leadership for his leadership on LGBT issues is now attacking Supreme Court Justice as 'Papist' The Catholic Defense League calls on 2012 candidate for State House Jeff Wilfahrt to apologize for his anti-Catholic

Will Supreme Court’s marriage ruling threaten religious freedom?

Will Supreme Court’s marriage ruling threaten religious freedom? Ruling will challenge Catholics and people of faith and traditional values Many expect the Supreme Court’s looming decision on “same sex marriage” will be a troubling milestone in a larger cultural war. Catholics and people of faith and traditional values could find the

Take time to learn before criticizing

Take Time to Learn Before Criticizing Readers Write - Star Tribune Dec. 15 CATHOLIC CHURCH Take time to learn before criticizing In “Women of the Bible were pivotal in their own right” (Dec. 10), the letter writer states: “A distortion of the story that begins in Genesis 25:23, deliberately sanctioned

Are they fixated, or what?

Are they fixated, or what? On today's MPR website news tab there is a story about abusive priest Fr. LeVan: total about 3500 words. The remaining 13 articles on their opening page together total about 5200 words. Are they fixated, or what? Pat Shannon

Taking exception: ‘We are not holier than thou’

Taking Exception: ‘We are not holier than thou’ RE-POSTEDBy Marlene Reid Published in the Pioneer Press on September 9, 2013A few years back, I read, and saved, a column printed in the Tampa Tribune, written by Rev. Dr. David S. Cole, senior pastor emeritus of Dallas' Disciples of Christ Church, and public

‘Follow the Money’

‘Follow the Money’ By Elizabeth Anderlik Submitted to the Pioneer Press August 28, 2014 I believe the readers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press would rather be informed about the money behind the Minnesota legislature’s waiving of the Statute of Limitations to revisit 40 year old clergy abuse cases than

Call for Nienstedt Resignation Misplaced

Call for Nienstedt Resignation Misplaced Commentary Submitted to Star Tribune August 1, 2014 As Ronald Reagan used to say, “Well, there you go again.” Another day, another thousand words from the secular press rehashing the sexual abuse problems of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The chorus includes the Star Tribune,