Aglow at the rally

Winter Spectacular was a time of fun & faith for junior high students Jan. 17, 2014, edition Photos and text by Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully  About 320 youth from across the St. Cloud Diocese attended the Jan. 12 Winter Spectacular Junior High Youth Rally in Collegeville. Participants were welcomed to the Weber Center at St. John’s Preparatory…

Local Catholic schools setting high goals for the future

Catholic Schools Week: Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Jan. 17, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully In 2010, the board of directors for Cathedral School in St. Cloud approved its Master Plan 2018. The plan has 11 major goals, many of them including the number 18. “It’s easy to remember,” said Mike Mullin, president of Cathedral School. The…

Safe Place for Newborns — no shame, no blame, no names

Jan. 17, 2014, edition In Minnesota, a mother, or someone acting with her permission, can safely surrender her unharmed infant born within the past seven days to a designated safe place. A safe place includes a hospital, an urgent care facility during its hours of operation or an ambulance that is dispatched in response to…

Local hockey Olympian connects faith and competition

Jan. 17, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully In the midst of final preparations for the Olympics, United States women’s hockey player Anne Schleper says faith definitely plays a role in her games. With the opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, just three weeks away, Schleper, a native of St. Cloud and alumna of Cathedral High School…

Bishop Sowada brought joy of Gospel to people of Agats, to all of us

Crosier Bishop Alphonse Sowada, 80, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Agats, Indonesia, died Jan.11 at the Mille Lacs Health System, Onamia. “Bishop Sowada was, in my estimation,” Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of St. Cloud John Kinney said, “what Pope Francis has written about in his apostolic exhortation ‘The Joy of the Gospel.’ He…

Cancer’s lessons

In ‘The Chosen One,’ a local author shares what she learned from this unexpected teacher Jan. 3, 2014, edition By Jennifer Janikula Nobody wants cancer, but some victims and their loved ones discover a surprising truth: Cancer can be an amazing teacher. It may be a demanding, sadistic, cranky old teacher who won’t retire, but…

2014 Ministry Calendar

 January 1 Solemnity of Mary 6 Epiphany 5-11 National Migration Week 12 Junior High Youth Rally 19 Vespers for Life 22 MCCL March for Life, St. Paul 26-Feb. 1 Catholic Schools Week February 1-2 Annual Diocesan Appeal kick-off 8 Marriage Enrichment Day, St. Michael Parish, St. Cloud 9 World Marriage Day March 7 World Day…

Retirements lead to the appointment of new leaders

Year in Review Jan. 3, 2014, edition Benedictine Sister Nancy Bauer became the new chancellor, upon the Sept. 30 retirement of Catherine “Cate” Coghloan. Curt Hanson became the new director of the diocesan Stewardship and Development Office and executive director of The Catholic Foundation, upon the Aug. 16 retirement of George Sjogren. St. Mary’s Cathedral…