Cathedral students view bishop-elect as ‘cool, youthful and friendly’

Sept. 27, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Cathedral students met a new person in the halls and classrooms of their St. Cloud school Sept. 20. He was tall, dressed in all black and was accompanied by Mike Mullin, president of the school. Four members of the media carrying cameras and notebooks followed him for the…

Family, friends illustrate new bishop’s leadership style

Sept. 27, 2013, edition By Kristi Anderson For The Visitor What kind of leader is the bishop-elect of the St. Cloud Diocese? Bishop Donald Kettler’s family and friends provide insight as to what may be in store for central Minnesota under his guidance. Anchorage Oblate of the Mary Immaculate Archbishop Roger Schweitz, also a native…

Bishop John Kinney’s statement

Sept. 27, 2013, edition “Be still before the Lord and wait in patience” Ps 37.7) These words from Psalm 37 and our diocesan Prayer for the appointment of a next Bishop have been a daily part of our prayer life in the Diocese of St. Cloud for these past fourteen months. Now I can report…

You can help me try to bring peace to Nairobi slums

‘Blessed are the peacemakers’ Sept. 13, 2013, edition By James K. Kimeu In July 2012, armed with a St. John’s University undergraduate degree in political science, a St. Cloud State University master’s degree in social responsibility (Justice) and a Minnesotan accent, I joined Caritas Nairobi — the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya, in their peace…

New Evangelization advocate says all must witness faith

Diocesan Ministry Day Spotlight Sept. 13, 2013, edition By Lynette Thelen In every circumstance and situation, God’s grace can come to us through others, Kelly Wahlquist said, and when she speaks at the upcoming Diocesan Ministry Day, she will be talk about how we all bring the gift of grace into the lives of others….

In Blue Grass, Our Lady is back, and she’s not alone

Sept. 13, 2013, edition Submitted by Vera Malone and Hela Platt Passersby on Wadena County Rd. 23 in Blue Grass aren’t missing Our Lady of Lourdes anymore, and the statue of the Virgin Mary now has some company on the grounds of St. Hubert Parish — St. Bernadette and St. Francis of Assisi, too. To…

Crosier community welcomes novice, Brother Andrew Horton

Sept. 13, 2013, edition By Kristi Anderson For The Visitor On Aug. 27, the Crosier Fathers and Brothers of Onamia welcomed a new novice, Andrew Horton, during evening prayer at Holy Cross Priory Church. Brother Andrew, 35, lived his entire life in Omaha, Neb., where he was a pharmacy technician for 13 years before realizing…

Forming disciples + Raising awareness = NO BULLIES

Anti-bullying efforts are underway locally in Catholic schools, parishes, communities September 13, 2013, edition By Kristi Anderson For The Visitor “Every morning when I woke up, that’s when the real nightmares began. As I got ready for school, my stomach would be tied up in knots because I knew that some sort of torment was…

Former diocesan administrator and vicar general Msgr. Taufen dies

September 13, 2013, edition Monsignor Daniel Taufen, who was named administrator for the Diocese of St. Cloud from October 1994 to July 1995 and served twice as vicar general and moderator of the Curia, died Sept. 8 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud. He was 82. As vicar general, Monsignor Taufen was the highest…