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.
In a world traumatized by war, young people gathered for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, gave strong signs of hope and brotherhood, Pope Francis said.
The event, which will take place at the Czech farm half a mile south of Gilman, will be held Aug. 21, rain or shine.
“Each person is a gift from God and needs to be loved, respected and protected, even in challenging circumstances,” the monument reads.
“We have gotten to the point where looking to buy food can be a job by itself,” Ernesto Salazar said.
“By stepping forward to embrace the suffering, through unified, concrete action animated by the love of Christ, we hope to nurture peace and build bridges of communication and mutual aid in our own communities,” said a July 21 statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Tricia, Nikki and Briana Walz, three sisters from St. Peter Parish in St. Cloud, are making their way to Krakow, Poland, to attend World Youth Day July 26-31 with 2 million other young Catholics.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Shock. Sadness. Frustration.
Like many of you, I have felt a range of emotions over the last 10 days in the wake of the shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and right here in Minnesota.
On the morning of June 7, Father David Grundman woke up, said his prayers and began thinking about the day ahead. It was not unlike most mornings except for the fact that he was in a hospital room preparing to undergo major surgery.
A local team is traveling to six locations this summer: Alexandria, St. Cloud, Fergus Falls, Browerville, Eden Valley and Elk River.