On the heels of a four-day gathering of 3,100 people at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders, in Orlando, Florida, Bishop Donald Kettler is convening a follow-up discussion with the 10 delegates from the Diocese of St. Cloud who joined him at the unprecedented event in early July.
After the Senate voted July 25 to proceed with the health care debate, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, urged senators of both parties to “work together to advance changes that serve the common good.”
Chris Gard and Connie Yates announced in London’s High Court July 24 that they had ended their legal struggle to take their baby overseas for treatment.
The Minnesota Twins selected 18-year-old shortstop Royce Lewis, JSerra Catholic High School graduate, as the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft June 12.
Family and friends help Leroy Hanisch assemble “St. Augusta’s Largest Rosary” at St. Mary, Help of Christians Church 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.