A juvenile was charged with arson in the first degree for the fire that damaged St. Mary Church in Melrose in March 2016, according to a news release June 20 from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.
Community grieves the loss of the St. Mary’s Mission Church which was a source of wisdom for over 100 years.
Police, fire and rescue personnel and other first responders gathered with Bishop Donald Kettler Sept. 21 for the second annual “Blue Mass” at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.
Twenty months after having suffered serious damage from an arson attack, the atrium of the Benedictine Church of the Loaves and Fishes was reopened Feb. 12.
Representatives from Holy Cross Parish in Butler traveled May 17 to Melrose to meet with Father Marvin Enneking, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Melrose. After hearing about the fire that St. Mary’s experienced March 11, the Holy Cross parish community wanted to deliver messages of hope, compassion and solidarity, especially since they know what […]
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the March 11 fire at St. Mary Church in Melrose, authorities announced May 20. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the state fire marshal — through the Minnesota Chapter of the International […]
Clean up and abatement efforts at St. Mary Church in Melrose are well underway after the March 11 fire. The church’s high altar and statues were destroyed by the fire, according to Carol Moorman, a longtime St. Mary’s parishioner and the church’s appointed spokesperson. Two smaller side altars remain intact. The large tabernacle and a […]
WASHINGTON (CNS) — College campuses, once considered bastions of free expression, have been erring so much on the side of caution and fear of offending others that many say they are stifling free speech. “Muzzles have replaced megaphones on campus in many cases” is how the U.S. News & World Report recently described the trend. […]
Sacred Heart School in Freeport invited students and staff from St. Mary’s School in Melrose to pray, share a meal and get to know one another March 18, just one week after their church suffered a devastating fire. In the hours and days following the fire at St. Mary’s March 11, Robert Doyle, principal of […]
On the morning after St. Mary Church in Melrose suffered a devastating fire, small groups of people gathered around the building to survey the damage, take photos with their cell phones, and offer comfort to one another. Some, like parishioner Bob Leukam, had gathered there the night before, too, when fire departments from Melrose, Sauk […]