Leroy Hanisch loves a good practical joke. And he especially likes to play them on his parish priest. About 10 years ago, he sawed a car in half and placed it in a large puddle of water in the parking lot of his parish — St. Mary, Help of Christians Parish in St. Augusta — […]
With not much more than the clothes on his back and his trusty bicycle, Maryknoll Father Bob McCahill pedals the streets of one of the 64 district towns in Bangladesh where he has served as a missionary priest for 42 years looking for people in need of medical care.
Seven Sisters Apostolate are groups of women committed to a “hidden” gift of prayer. They are willing to each pray for one hour, one day a week for their priests in their parish.
The World Day of the Poor — to be marked each year on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary time — will be celebrated Nov. 19 this year and will focus on the Apostle John’s call to love “not with words, but with deeds.” The pope is asking local churches to dedicate the week preceding the World Day of the Poor to creative initiatives fostering encounter, friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.
The Diocese of St. Cloud has a new priest. Father Derek Wiechmann was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Donald Kettler June 3 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
Deacon Derek Wiechmann’s vocation story began with faithful Catholic upbringing and strong priestly influences along the way.
Masked assailants attacked a bus carrying Coptic Orthodox Christians on the way to St. Samuel Monastery in southern Egypt, killing at least 26 people, many of them children, according to the country’s Interior Ministry.
The Catholic Church has a rich tradition that encourages us to respect and reach out to people with mental health conditions.
What was the most important lesson this year’s graduates learned in high school? How has their faith influenced them? What are their plans for the future? The Visitor asked Catholic high schools and parishes across the diocese to choose graduating seniors to be profiled for this section.