February 28, 2018 – Developments regarding claims against Diocese of St. Cloud

February 28, 2018 DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING CLAIMS AGAINST DIOCESE OF ST. CLOUD The Minnesota Child Victims Act, which lifted for three years the civil statute of limitations for allegations of past sexual abuse of minors, ended in May 2016. During that time, a total of 74 civil claims were made against the Diocese of St. Cloud….

News release: Festival of Forgiveness

February 23, 2018 FESTIVAL OF FORGIVENESS SET FOR MARCH 2 Catholics throughout the Diocese of St. Cloud will celebrate a “Festival of Forgiveness” on Friday, March 2, to help people experience the life-changing power of God’s love and mercy. On this date, the sacrament of reconciliation will be available for a 12-hour period at designated…

February 14, 2018 – News release: Diocese of St. Cloud

February 14, 2018 UPDATED STATEMENT RE: FATHER ANTHONY OELRICH Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has been notified by the St. Cloud Police Department that Father Anthony Oelrich, a priest of the diocese, was arrested Feb. 13 following an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct involving an adult woman. Bishop Kettler has removed…

February 13, 2018 – News release: Diocese of St. Cloud

February 13, 2018 STATEMENT RE: FATHER ANTHONY OELRICH Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has been notified by the St. Cloud Police Department that Father Anthony Oelrich, a priest of the diocese, was arrested Feb. 13 following an investigation of alleged sexual misconduct involving an adult woman. Bishop Kettler has placed Father…

February 9, 2018 – News release: Diocese of St. Cloud

February 9, 2018 LISTENING SESSION SCHEDULED FOR COLD SPRING Bishop Donald Kettler will hold a listening session at 7 p.m., Feb. 13, at St. Boniface Church in Cold Spring. The session follows the bishop’s recent placement of two Benedictine priests — Casimir Plakut and Augustine John Strub — on the list of clergy likely to…

January 12, 2018 – News release: Diocese of St. Cloud

January 12, 2018 STATEMENT RE: ADDITIONAL PRIEST NAME DISCLOSURE Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has added an additional name to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors. Father Antonio Marfori was ordained Oct. 7, 1978, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. He served the following assignments: part-time associate,…

November 14, 2017 – Statement Re: Additional priest name disclosures

November 14, 2017 STATEMENT RE: ADDITIONAL PRIEST NAME DISCLOSURES Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has added two names to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors. The two men were religious order priests added by St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville to its list of men “likely to have offended…

Bishop Kettler’s Statement re: Mall Attack Anniversary

September 15, 2017 BISHOP KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: MALL ATTACK ANNIVERSARY Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud released the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the attack at Crossroads Center in Waite Park on Sept. 17, 2016: “Jesus tells us: ‘Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.’ It is a simple…

March 13, 2017 – Festival of Forgiveness set for March 31

March 13, 2017 FESTIVAL OF FORGIVENESS SET FOR MARCH 31 Catholics throughout the Diocese of St. Cloud will celebrate a “Festival of Forgiveness” on Friday, March 31, to help every person experience the life-changing power of God’s love and mercy. On this date, the sacrament of reconciliation will be available for a 12-hour period at…

February 9, 2017 – Dates set for Listening Sessions and Service of Healing

February 9, 2017 DATES SET FOR LISTENING SESSIONS AND SERVICE OF HEALING Bishop Donald Kettler and other members of a diocesan response team will hold listening sessions at 11 sites around the Diocese of St. Cloud as a result of claims of alleged sexual misconduct by clergy who served in various parishes in the diocese….