Calling for immigration reform

July 19, 2013, edition During the week of July 8, more than 40 people of faith from the St. Cloud area gathered to make phone calls to urge those already informed about immigration reform to contact their congressional representatives and encourage their support of a pathway to citizenship as part of a comprehensive bill that…

Take me out to the ballgame

July 19, 2013, edition Priests and seminarians gathered July 15 for the third annual Priests Night Out at the St. Cloud Rox game in St. Cloud. The event, made possible by The Catholic Foundation, was a gift to the priests and seminarians of the diocese to thank them for their support and provide an opportunity…

Father Rich Walz to receive Humanae Vitae award

July 5, 2013, edition By Nikki Rajala Father Rich Walz is the 2013 recipient of the Humanae Vitae Award, given by the St. Cloud Diocese’s Office of Marriage and Family. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the encyclical written by Pope Paul VI and released in 1968. In the St. Cloud Diocese,…

Click in: stcdio.org is all new

Diocesan website has inviting new look, more features July 5, 2013 edition By Nikki Rajala With the click of a mouse July 1, the Diocese of St. Cloud launched its new website. The address is the same — www.stcdio.org — but the look and feel are new. And content is much easier to access. Father…

Game about saints puts fun in DCCW Fun, Food and Fund Day

July 5, 2013, edition By Rita Meyer Do you know the patron saint of cancer patients? How about the patron saint of the Polish? The Apostle who replaced Judas? Those were some of the questions in the game, “How well do you know your saints,” played at the 23rd annual St. Cloud Diocesan Council of…

Family Bible of Little Falls man harkens to 16th century

June 21, 2013, edition By Nancy Leasman Bible study refers to a quest for an understanding of the messages in this holy book of the Jewish and Christian traditions. But there’s another kind of Bible study: that of understanding how this oldest of books came to its present form, and how that form manifests in…

St. Charles in Herman to celebrate 100 years of worship

June 21, 2013, edition By Lynette Thelen On Sunday, June 23, Bishop John Kinney will preside at the 10:30 a.m. Mass to celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Charles Parish in Herman. A meal and centennial program will follow the Mass, and the public is invited to attend. After elaborate renovations throughout the past year, Bishop…

Veteran Catholic school educator and adviser Dan Hollenhorst to retire

June 21, 2013, edition By Rita Meyer Dan Hollenhorst’s No. 1 retirement goal is “to lead a more contemplative life.” Hollenhorst, school consultant with Catholic Education Ministries of the Diocese of St. Cloud for the past seven years, said, “I don’t know what form this will take yet, but I want to be more aware,…