Visitor wins 2nd place for ‘general excellence’

For the second consecutive year, The Visitor won second place for general excellence in the large-circulation diocesan newspaper category from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The award was announced June 26 at the 2015 Catholic Media Conference in Buffalo, N.Y. General excellence is considered the most prestigious diocesan newspaper award….

Matthew Kelly to explore living with passion, purpose

 Catholics encouraged to become their best selves  The Visitor  Matthew Kelly, an internationally acclaimed speaker and bestselling author, will address “Living Everyday with Passion and Purpose” from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Sartell. “It is a series of talks I have been doing across the country…

Are all saints Catholic — or even Christian?

Saints come from every nation, race, people and tongue. They are who we are — children of God Q. It seems to me that some of the “All Saints” whom we celebrate on Nov. 1 are not necessarily Catholics or even Christians. Am I correct?  A. When I was a child, way back in the…

Diocese hires Joe Towalski as new communications director

April 25, 2014, edition Joe Towalski has been named director of communications for the Diocese of St. Cloud. He will begin July 1. Jane Marrin, former planning director for the diocese, has been serving in that position since December 2012. She was named chancellor for the diocese April 1. “We are pleased that Joe Towalski…