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March 17, 2020
Stephanie Andressos and John Draxton work at Farmer John's in Haiti. Contributed photoplay button
'Farmer John' works to help animal ag and ag ed in Haiti
March 17, 2020 - 5:00am
March 14, 2020
Devra Torres, who goes to Mass every day, attended her last daily Mass on March 13, 2020 at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Hyattsville, Md.., until the archdiocese's virus ban lifts. Washington Post photo by Drea Cornejo.
For millions of Americans, no church on Sunday is coronavirus's cruelest closure so far
March 14, 2020 - 5:00pm
March 13, 2020
Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th, but is this date something to fear? iStock / Special to The Forum
Superstitious or just a little 'stitious? Friday the 13th is nothing to fear
March 13, 2020 - 8:30am
March 4, 2020
St. Mary's Cathedral at 619 7th St. N. in downtown Fargo on Thursday, Jan. 2. David Samson / The Forumplay button
Lawyers demand North Dakota Catholic dioceses 'end cover-up of clergy abuse,' release files
March 4, 2020 - 8:01pm
February 14, 2020
Merideth and Troy Sorenson as seen in the summer of 2019 during a family trip to Florida. Special to The Forum
Valentine's Day benefit to lavish love on mom fighting cancer
February 14, 2020 - 8:00am
Merideth Sorenson met singer Andy Grammer in September 2019 after his concert in Minneapolis. Special to The Forum
For mom fighting cancer, chance to meet Andy Grammer was woven by God, friend says
February 14, 2020 - 7:30am
February 11, 2020
Lake Region Christian School and First Baptist Church in Baxter. Jennifer Kraus / Brainerd Dispatch
Former Baxter youth pastor faces sexual assault charges
February 11, 2020 - 5:12pm
February 4, 2020
Crookston bishop faces further investigation, loses authority to handle sex abuse allegations
February 4, 2020 - 5:06pm
January 28, 2020
Bernard Hebda, left, archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announce the historic agreement of a 49-month-long civil settlement between the two institutions Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in St. Paul. It is expected that the agreement will lead to significant changes in Archdiocese culture.  Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Twin Cities Archdiocese settles after clergy sex abuse, begins internal monitoring
January 28, 2020 - 6:44pm
January 27, 2020
A prototype of a tiny house was on display at Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake and open for tours by congregation members on Nov. 24, 2019. Photo courtesy of Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake
Minnesota church embraces tiny house homeless settlement
January 27, 2020 - 8:24pm
January 24, 2020
A picture of the Neighborhood Trolley from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" as seen in 2009 at WQED Studios in Pittsburgh. David Pinkerton / Flickr / Wikimedia Commons
Locals share life lessons, insights from 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'
January 24, 2020 - 7:30am
The Right Rev. Douglas R. Nowicki and Fred Rogers pose for a photo in 1991. Special to The Forum
Monk discusses his long friendship with Mister Rogers and why his messages are still needed now
January 24, 2020 - 7:30am
January 21, 2020
Bishop John Folda of the Fargo Diocese met with Pope Francis in Vatican City on Jan. 13. Vatican Photo Service / Special to The Forum
Fargo bishop meets with Pope Francis for a wide-ranging, two-hour conversation
January 21, 2020 - 6:13am
January 19, 2020
Evangelist Shane Claiborne's popularity has surged since President Trump's political rise. Jabari Jacobs / The Washington Post
Can this preacher's progressive version of evangelical Christianity catch on with a new generation?
January 19, 2020 - 9:30am
January 18, 2020
Cheryl and William Gackstetter, top center, listen during a Jan. 12 congregation meeting at the Grove United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove, which will close in June and later reopen in an effort to attract more young parishioners. Older members are invited to worship elsewhere. “This is totally wrong,” Cheryl Gackstetter said. “They are discriminating against us because of our age.” Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
UPDATED: Best path to a younger flock? Church asks older members to worship elsewhere
January 18, 2020 - 4:33pm