The event focused on the theme “Encountering those on the Margins.”
Before the 1900s, a few Catholic families of Irish and German descent settled in and around Brooten. Having no church of their own, the majority attended Mass in the neighboring parishes of Padua and Belgrade. Because of the hardships, especially in winter, and the desire to attend Mass and the sacraments, the people of Brooten […]
The following letter was written by Kevin Powers, who was named March 20 as the superintendent of Catholic Community Schools, a new Catholic schools system in the St. Cloud metro area. He officially begins his position on July 1.
On Sunday, April 9, the St. Cloud Times’ front page article “No Planned Parenthood? More kids, cancer, chlamydia” was filled with innuendo, an absence of concrete facts and biased reporting. Not only did the article include only information from like-minded sources, it also used vague and dangerous language. It provided a view that no women’s […]
“The Case for Christ” is interesting for any number of reasons, but I think it is particularly compelling for its subtle portrayal of the psychological, spiritual and intellectual dynamics of evangelization.
As part of the Ephphetha Series celebrating initiation into the Catholic Church, a workshop, “Mystagogy as a Tool for Parish Renewal,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Sacred Heart Church in Sauk Rapids. Timothy O’Malley, director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, South Bend, Indiana, and Father […]
St. Catherine Oratory in Farming is open for occasional Masses, funerals, weddings and ecclesial celebrations for the faithful with ties to the Farming community. Masses will be celebrated the first Saturday of each month at 8 p.m. — May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2 and Oct. 7. Call 320-548-3319 for more […]
Thirty-some Catholics already have joined, fulfilling a bold mission: to make like the apostles and spread the Good News.
Q: On Good Friday my pastor preached on the cross of Jesus as the tree of life, explaining that the tree of our defeat in the garden of Eden became the tree of our victory on Calvary. This was new to me. Can you say more about this? A: What your pastor preached about on […]
The diocesan Office of Marriage and Family is sponsoring a workshop, “Baby & Me & Husband Make 3,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Pastoral Center, 305 7th Ave. N., St. Cloud. Heather Sukut, a certified health coach, lactation counselor and pre/post-natal fitness instructor, is the presenter. Workshop participants will learn […]
“If life was like driving a car, I would be able to see miles and miles of memories — good, bad, things to be proud of, things I’m not proud of, witnessing birth, witnessing death, and all that is between — in my rearview mirror. Not so much, anymore, through the windshield.” Curt Hanson