Every spring brings this sense of urgency to get things done. I want to feel the Holy Spirit’s calming peace even in the midst of these sometimes harried days.
The right to choose a religion (or no religion) without interference by the government has been guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution since our early years as a nation.
The blood of Jesus Christ brings us life more powerfully and completely than any other sacrifice ever could.
Editor of the Library of America edition of the “Little House” books, Caroline Fraser won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for “Prairie Fires,” her comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Bishop Donald Kettler celebrated Memorial Day Mass at Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud May 28. The event began with the posting of the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. He prayed for peace and for the men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country.
Each year the Diocese of St. Cloud and area religious communities honor priests and professed members who are celebrating milestone anniversaries of ordination or profession.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a consensual plan with a committee representing clergy sexual abuse survivors to resolve its bankruptcy, offering $210 million for restitution to claimants. The settlement is the largest ever reached in a bankruptcy case related to clergy sex abuse.
Every year, The Visitor contacts a sampling of parishes with graduating seniors in the Diocese of St. Cloud, as well as Cathedral High School and St. John’s Preparatory School, and asks them to nominate students to profile in our Salute to Grads section. The students who were nominated are featured here.
I have also come to realize that though this house is an excellent place for family and friends to gather, host delegations and meetings, entertain for sleepovers and graduation parties, it just has become too big for me, for my life and for my way of living in this world.
Thomas Burnford, president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, spoke May 3 at the Breakfast with the Bishop fundraiser held at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph. The annual event raises funds for the Catholic Schools Student Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of St. Cloud that assists Catholic school students in grades one through eight.