Bishop Kinney lauded with standing ovation

Nov. 15, 2013, edition Retiring Bishop John Kinney receives a standing ovation, led by his brother bishops at the Nov. 6 vespers service welcoming Bishop Donald Kettler. Well-wishers greet Bishop Kinney after vespers. Bishop Kinney participates in the installation of Bishop Kettler Nov. 7. Photos by Dianne Towalski and Paul Middlestaedt

‘I am blessed to be here’

Diocese welcomes Bishop Kettler first at vespers service Nov. 15, 2013, edition By Bob Zyskowski Five thumps on the huge wooden doors of St. Mary’s Cathedral Nov. 6 signaled the arrival of Bishop Donald J. Kettler to become the new leader of the more than 160,000 Catholics in the Diocese of St. Cloud. The packed downtown St….