Christian-Muslim panel to discuss care for environment

“We Christians and Muslims: Caring for our Environment” is the title of a panel discussion Saturday, April 14, at Discovery School, 700 7th St. S., Waite Park. Speakers are Bernie Evans, professor of theology at St. John’s University, Collegeville, and Jaylani Hussien, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations for Minnesota. The discussion begins with […]

Profile: Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls — Sacred Heart Chapel

Pope Francis declared an Extraordinary Year of Mercy, beginning Dec. 8, 2015, and ending Nov. 20, 2016. In addition to designating shrines within the St. Cloud Diocese as places of pilgrimage, Bishop Donald Kettler has encouraged parishioners to pray at the religious communities in the diocese during this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Those who visit […]

MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

After more than three hours of emotional testimony March 16 from both proponents and opponents of a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Minnesota, the bill’s sponsor withdrew it from committee consideration, saying it wasn’t ready for a vote. The Minnesota Catholic Conference celebrated the move, but Jason Adkins, its executive director, said Minnesotans need […]

Bishop Kettler, Bishop Kinney welcome Archbishop Hebda’s appointment to archdiocese

St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler and Bishop Emeritus John Kinney released statements today following the announcement March 24 that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Bernard Hebda, 56, as archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda has served as apostolic administrator of the archdiocese since June 2015 and as coadjutor archbishop of Newark since 2013. […]