Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.
The pope reflected on the need for an integral ecology in Christian life in his message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Sept. 1.
When Butch Mueller was a child, his father kept Maryknoll magazines around the house not only to instill in his children a sense of mission, but also to remind them of those in need around the world. “Whenever we complained about something, he’d pull out the magazines and show us the children in other parts […]
The smell of freshly sharpened pencils wafts through school hallways across the diocese as administrators, teachers and staff prepare to welcome students. Soon they’ll be met with eager faces anticipating all things new — friends, knowledge, opportunities, even new teachers and administrators. “We are always excited to start a new school year,” said Linda Kaiser, […]
Family, friends and community members flooded the parking lot at St. Anthony Church in Watkins Aug. 23 to remember the short life of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl at a candlelight vigil. Supporters carried candles, lighted paper luminaries in the symbol of a cross and lined the back of a flatbed truck with colorful votives. Balloons in […]
During his audience in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis led the recitation of the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary.
In his video message the bishop of Baton Rouge directed those who want to donate money or goods to go to the diocesan website.
The parish was founded in 1864 and now has 384 households. These questions were answered by parishioner Elissa Brenny, who was assisted by other parishioners. Q: What is the most interesting facet of your church building? A: We call our church “a cathedral in the country” — it is a rather large building. The present […]
“It is hard that those who are willing to sacrifice so much are so neglected spiritually,” Father Theis said. “I am very pleased that both Bishop Donald Kettler and Bishop Emeritus John Kinney support our men and women in uniform by offering the services of priests from the Diocese of St. Cloud.”
Bishop Donald Kettler will preside at two special Masses in September — the first for the feast of St. Cloud and the second to pray for world peace. The feast of St. Cloud will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. Parish groups and individuals are invited […]
In a personal message addressed to each of the 10 members of the new Refugee Olympic Team, Pope Francis wished them success in their events and thanked them for the witness they are giving the world.
Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban from the Diocese of Torit, South Sudan, and a longtime friend of St. Cloud Bishop Emeritus John Kinney, made a recent visit to the U.S. that began July 16 and extends through Aug. 16. This is his sixth trip to the Diocese of St. Cloud.