The doors opened June 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parish leaders were on site all day to answer questions and welcome visitors.
ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — In Orlando and major cities around the nation and the world, people gathered June 13 to pay tribute to those killed and injured in the shooting rampage in Orlando the previous day. About 700 people also gathered to pray for those attacked and for peace in the world at St. James […]
On June 4, Bishop Donald Kettler ordained two permanent deacons, Hans Michael Froslee and Christopher Goenner, and one transitional deacon, seminarian Derek Wiechmann, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Read more about the new deacons in The Visitor.
Michael Stalboerger joined Birthline Inc. of St. Cloud May 16 as its new executive director. The Christian-based organization provides education, mentoring, support services and referrals to those affected by an unintended or crisis pregnancy. Family is what drives Stalboerger, who lives in Cold Spring with his wife, Mandy, and their two children Noah, 6, and […]
Representatives from Holy Cross Parish in Butler traveled May 17 to Melrose to meet with Father Marvin Enneking, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Melrose. After hearing about the fire that St. Mary’s experienced March 11, the Holy Cross parish community wanted to deliver messages of hope, compassion and solidarity, especially since they know what […]
Parishes across the diocese celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi May 29. St. Stephen Parish in St. Stephen honored the real presence of Christ with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament. Photos by Paul Middlestaedt
When Louise May saw a picture of Pope Francis opening the Holy Door of Mercy at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, she said she heard “a whisper of the Holy Spirit.” May, who teaches art at St. Mary Help of Christians School in St. Augusta, decided to work with the sixth-grade students to create a […]
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 […]
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 a graduating senior to be profiled for this special section.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the March 11 fire at St. Mary Church in Melrose, authorities announced May 20. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the state fire marshal — through the Minnesota Chapter of the International […]
Relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, two 16th-century martyrs who exemplified courage and conviction in the face of persecution, are coming to St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud June 27 as part of the “Strength of the Saints” relic tour. Bishop Donald Kettler will celebrate a holy hour at the cathedral starting […]
First responders and emergency services personnel from around the St. Cloud Diocese gathered for a “Blue Mass” in their honor May 19 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. “We celebrate and pray for you, today’s [Good] Samaritans, who stop, bind up wounds, protect and care for the hurt, the lost, the confused and the angry,” Bishop […]
When Pope Francis accepted a proposal at the Vatican May 12 to form a commission to study the possibility of women serving as deacons today, it generated plenty of buzz. The pope’s agreement on the idea — raised by members of the International Union of Superiors General, the leadership group for superiors of women’s orders […]
One of Irene Linn’s favorite things to do was to go for a drive in her car. Whether it was a quick jaunt into town or an outing through the countryside, her little dog Hunter rode alongside her wherever she went. But in 2008, when Linn was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia — a fast-moving, rare […]