A lot can happen when 16 young men in grades seven through 12 board a bus to tour churches around the diocese as part of a vocation camp experience.
Young Catholics are looking for a church that listens to their concerns, accompanies them in discerning their vocations and helps them confront the challenges they face, said a working document for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on young people.
The pews were packed, the aisles filled with children and the walls lined with people who stood for more than an hour at All Saints-St. Mary Church in Holdingford June 6 to listen to Father Carlos Martins tell dramatic stories of great miracles, inspiring conversions and chilling tales of the lives of the saints.
The Visitor asked educators with more than 30 years of service in the St. Cloud Diocese and who were retiring this spring to share aspects of their vocations.
Staff, students and their families from the nine schools that are part of the St. Cloud Area Catholic Community Schools gathered at Holy Spirit Church in St. Cloud June 5 for a color run to celebrate the end of the school year.
Michael Haney’s journey to becoming Catholic hasn’t always been easy, but he feels the joy that is in this parish is unbelievable and fun to be a part of.
In a gymnasium packed with all her fellow students at All Saints Academy in St. Cloud, third-grader Raegan Lieser was presented May 29 with a framed print of the winning artwork she entered in the Knights of Columbus, “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a consensual plan with a committee representing clergy sexual abuse survivors to resolve its bankruptcy, offering $210 million for restitution to claimants. The settlement is the largest ever reached in a bankruptcy case related to clergy sex abuse.
Voters in Ireland have opted to remove the right to life of the unborn from the country’s constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks.