Bishop Kinney appoints familiar face to be next diocesan chancellor

Sept. 13, 2013, edition Benedictine Sister Nancy Bauer, former prioress of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, has been appointed chancellor of the Diocese of St. Cloud. Bishop John Kinney made the appointment, which is effective Oct. 1. Sister Nancy, 60, replaces Catherine (Cate) Coghlan, who is retiring Sept. 30. Sister Nancy, who served as…

Working on poverty program, interns saw CCHD value

Collection Sept. 14-15 for annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development Sept. 13, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully As an intern Laura Fanucci educated parishioners on the importance and impact of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection. Today, about five years later, Fanucci continues to find herself integrating what she learned and taught into everyday…

On the run near Rockville

About 200 people participated in the Fiat 5K at the Joe Molitor farm near Rockville to raise money and awareness for women discerning religious life. The event was organized by the Fiat discernment house in St. Cloud. Participants included laity, religious sisters, priests and seminarians. Michael Marschel and Doug Brew tied to cross the finish…

Meet the new leaders of Catholic schools in the diocese

August 30, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully The St. Cloud Diocese welcomes new school leaders to Morris, St. Cloud, St. Joseph and Waite Park this fall. Leslie Honebrink is the new principal at St. Mary School in Morris. Chris Schellinger is the new president at All Saints Academy, which has campuses in St. Cloud, St. Joseph and Waite Park. Amanda…

‘Horizons of hope’

Small towns earn bishop’s praise at Rural Life Celebration August 30, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully In the small town of Onamia, families, couples and individuals held tight to their programs and hats as they gathered under large tents near the Depot Library for an outdoor Mass Aug. 18. “We can tell the Holy Spirit is with us today,” said Bishop…

St. John’s Prep physics teacher among private school best

August 20, 2013, edition By Rita Meyer Charles Miller, physics instructor at St. John’s Preparatory School, was named this past year’s grade 9-12 “Honor Teacher” at the Minnesota Independent School Forum Private Education Award Celebration May 9. He was selected as one of four finalists out of the many nominees from 140 private schools in Minnesota. Miller, 42, has been teaching upper school…

Andy Hilger was radio pioneer

August 30, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Hitch-hiking to Brainerd in 1958, Andy Hilger stopped at a highway phone booth to call to the WJON radio station. The call led him to a job as a nighttime DJ, going by the name “Tin Pan Andy.” He already had some experience working at radio stations including…

College of St. Scholastica opens new campus in Sartell

August 30, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Classes begin Sept. 3 at the College of St. Scholastica’s new campus in Sartell. The new campus is located at 137 23rd St. South, Sartell. Classes and offices will be housed in a 34,000 square foot building on a three-acre lot. The building will be shared with Resource Training and Solutions and Strack, a…