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Ex-Roman Catholic priest in Bemidji helms alternative Fargo parish


By Robin Huebner

Forum Communications Co.

FARGO, N.D. – A breakaway Catholic church, led by a former Bemidji pastor, is targeting disenchanted Roman Catholics in Fargo, and it’s ruffling the feathers of some of the faithful.

St. Odilia American National Catholic Church bills itself as a nonjudgmental parish welcoming everyone, whether they are gay, divorced, disenfranchised or in recovery.

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