Men of Integrity – Men of Mercy

At the 19th annual Catholic Men’s Conference Feb. 13, Father Larry Richards challenged 600 men to be “men of integrity” and “men of mercy.” During a wide ranging two-part presentation at the Humphrey Auditorium at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Father Richards said a commitment to prayer is essential to being a follower of Christ….

How can the church serve families better?

Focus groups, surveys seek answers ahead of synod on the family By Kristi Anderson The Visitor Bishop Donald Kettler is asking Catholics in the Diocese of St. Cloud to share their views regarding the needs of today’s Catholic families and what the church can do to provide better pastoral care, especially to families here in…

New materials for couples seeking to have their marriage blessed

Jan. 3, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Since the St. Cloud Diocese launched Fully Engaged in 2009, about 6,000 couples in 30 dioceses completed the premarital inventory program. “We’ve had psychological inventories for a long time,” said Chris Codden, diocesan director of the Office of Marriage and Family. “With changes in society and the increase…