Benedictine Sister Mary George Ortmann will celebrate her 100th birthday and her 80th jubilee of monastic profession with an open house reception from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Scholastica Convent, 1845 20th Ave. SE, St. Cloud. All are welcome.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York urged President Donald Trump to follow through on a recent call for legislation that funds school choice for disadvantaged youth nationwide.
The Visitor produces cassette tape recordings of each issue of the The Visitor to people who are blind or visually impaired. This service is absolutely FREE. This important ministry is made possible through the generosity of volunteers who read The Visitor onto tape each week, and through the financial support of parishioners giving to the […]
About 370 people gathered at the Mark and Carla Hoelscher farm in Browerville Sept. 24 to celebrate and pray for the partnerships between the Diocese of St. Cloud and the dioceses of Homa Bay, Kenya, and Maracay, Venezuela. Through a collection at Mass, a free will offering at dinner and a silent auction, the event […]
A Christian-Muslim dialogue event was held Sept. 22 in Heritage Hall at St. Joseph Church in St. Joseph. The hall was filled to capacity as members of the community came together to “help everyone realize and understand the benefits as well as the challenges that are involved in developing neighborly relationships with one another.” The […]
This is the first story in a series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota Legislature commission is studying as it prepares to make public policy recommendations on the practice. By Bridget Ryder Feminists, children of surrogate mothers and biomedical ethicists united to send a clear message to a Minnesota state legislative commission studying surrogacy: The practice […]
DUBLIN (CNS) — An Irish priest approved for the next step to sainthood was described as a holy man with special powers of healing. Senior figures in the Irish Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland welcomed Pope Francis signing a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to Jesuit Father John Sullivan, clearing the way for […]
NEW YORK (CNS) — The February release date of writers and directors Joel and Ethan Coen’s comedy “Hail, Caesar!” (Universal) could hardly be more appropriate. That’s because this loving sendup of golden-age Hollywood represents nothing short of a supersized valentine presented by the sibling collaborators to the Tinseltown of bygone days, specifically the early 1950s. […]
FLINT, Mich. (CNS) — Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night to provide safe water to those living and working in the community. Standing at the front of the battle is Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties in the Lansing Diocese. […]