Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12.
Chalice made from the wood of a refugee boat from Lamedusa was shown by Holy Cross Father Daniel Groody as he spoke of the tensions in the topic of immigration, human rights, civil law and natural law, and national security and human security to the U.S. Bishops June 14.
The preparation and follow-up for priest changes takes a lot of thought and planning by Bishop Donald Kettler’s advisory team called the Diocesan Priest Personnel Board.
Based on recommendations from the Diocesan Building Commission, St. Mary Parish in Melrose has hired a liturgical design consultant to assist the parish community in taking the next step forward in rebuilding the church.
More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics — including 73 from the Diocese of St. Cloud — came to St. Paul March 9 to deliver a heartfelt message to their elected representatives: “Catholic voices count!”
The healing service, which drew about 40 people, included representatives from each of four local religious communities including the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, the Crosier Fathers and Brothers of Onamia, St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville and St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph.
One day after a knife-wielding man injured nine people at Crossroads Center mall in Waite Park, Bishop Donald Kettler called for prayers for those impacted by the violence. “Please join me in praying for the victims of last night’s mall attack, for our first responders & for peace and unity in our community,” the bishop […]
Twenty-seven community members walked solemnly down the center aisle of the church, placing a candle in the sanctuary to mark each year the Wetterlings waited for their son to come home.
I have wondered, “What can I do — what can we do — as a Catholic community in central Minnesota to honor the memory of the victims and to be instruments of mercy and peace in our world?”