Four added to list of clergy likely to have abused minors

March 14, 2014, edition By Bishop Donald J. Kettler As I mentioned in a previous press release, since my appointment as the bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud I have been trying to familiarize myself with the diocese and the records maintained by my predecessor bishops. One purpose in reviewing records was to provide…

Journey of faith continues

March 14, 2014, edition Photos by Paul Middlestaedt for The Visitor Bishop Donald Kettler celebrated the Rite of Election at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud with 23 catechumens and the Call to Continuing Conversion with 66 candidates from across the diocese March 9. Catechumens are those who were unbaptized prior to their preparation for…

Events Around The Diocese

Tuesday, July 29 Richmond • SS. Peter and Paul Parish hosts bingo at 7 p.m. at the parish center. Saturday, August 2 Greenwald • Barley Days begins with polka Mass at 7:30 p.m. on the St. Andrew Parish grounds. (Event continues Sunday.) Sunday, August 3 Albany • Seven Dolors Parish Summer Festival begins with indoor polka Mass at 10:30 a.m. with music…

New Evangelization efforts spark excitement and growth

February 28, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Is your church half-empty or half-full? While some might think of a Mass in a church at 50-percent occupancy as a sad effect of today’s society and reminisce on days gone by when “everyone went to church,” Tim Drake sees empty pews as opportunities. “It’s exciting,” said Drake,…

For men, day of fellowship and discipleship planned

February 28, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Being a disciple can be tough. But figuring out how to be one can also prove to be difficult. To help out, Msgr. C. Eugene Morris will explain Catholic discipleship at the Catholic Men’s Conference March 15 in Collegeville. In his first keynote, “Confidence in Christ Alone: The…

Don’t forget 13 things for which to show our gratitude

What does the diocese do for our parishes? Let me count the ways February 28, 2014, edition By Bob Zyskowski Before it slips your mind, now would be a good time to write a check or make your pledge to the Annual Diocesan Appeal. If you’ve already done so — thanks! — and you can…

Catholic Men’s Conference to be held March 15 at SJU

February 14, 2014, edition  The 15th annual Catholic Men’s Conference, “Men of Integrity in the New Evangelization,” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15 at St. John’s University, Collegeville, features Monsignor C. Eugene Morris delivering two morning keynote speeches titled “Confidence in Christ Alone: The Nature of Catholic Discipleship” and “Evangelical Catholicism: The Only…

Meet Lori Kohorst: New diocesan pastoral council chair

February 14, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Lori Kohorst had already served as a representative for regional long range planning in the southeastern part of the St. Cloud Diocese when she was recommended to the diocesan pastoral council, one of the major consultative bodies to the bishop. “I was recommended by someone, I think, because…

Human trafficking. In Minnesota. In St. Cloud.

Regional organizations, nonprofit groups, nuns and police are shining light on an oft-hidden problem in our area Jan. 31, 2014, edition By Jennifer Janikula A 28-year-old man met a 15-year-old runaway girl. He beat her, raped her and forced her into prostitution. For more than a year, he purchased Internet ads to promote a multi-city…

Bishop Kettler calls for voice of the people

New ordinary’s vision of how consultation works shared with pastoral council Jan. 31, 2014, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Since his Nov. 7 installation, Bishop Donald Kettler has been acquainting himself with the St. Cloud Diocese and its procedures. At the Jan. 18 meeting of the diocesan pastoral council meeting, he learned how the council functions…