MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

By Maria Wiering / For The Visitor The establishment of a surrogacy commission, passage of drug sentencing reform legislation and withdrawal of a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide are among the victories the Minnesota Catholic Conference is celebrating following the end of the Minnesota State Legislature’s 11-week session May 23. “A lot of good things […]

Best response to transgender issue is truth rooted in love

On May 13 the U.S. departments of Justice and Education issued a “guidance letter on Title IX” directing every public school in the country, including most public universities and colleges, to allow transgender persons access to bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. The policy states that “when a school provides sex-segregated activities and facilities, […]

Priests on the move

The St. Cloud Diocese announces new parish arrangements and pastoral assignments effective June 30. Two parish clusters and one individual parish will have a new arrangement starting July 1, based on a plan from the diocese’s priest personnel board completed in consultation with the pastors of those parishes. Currently, the cluster arrangements include parishes in […]

Catholic Community Schools board of directors holds its first meeting

The board of directors of Catholic Community Schools met for the first time May 17 to begin the work of making the St. Cloud-area consolidated school system operational for the 2017-2018 school year. Board members elected officers and briefly discussed some of the board’s initial priorities, including securing start-up capital for CCS, beginning a search […]

Official – May 20, 2016

The Most Reverend Donald J. Kettler, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, makes the following appointments in the Diocese of Saint Cloud, effective June 30, 2016: Reverend Eugene Doyle from pastor of the Church of Mary of the Visitation, Becker/Big Lake, and canonical pastor of the Church of Saint Mary, Mora, and the Church […]