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….

Bishop Kettler’s Statement re: Recent Presidential Executive Orders

January 30, 2017 BISHOP KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: RECENT PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS Our nation has a long history of welcoming immigrants and refugees. Whether leaving their homelands to escape persistent poverty, war or religious persecution, immigrants and refugees have always looked to the United States as a land of opportunity, a place to start a new…

Mass for Health Care Professionals set for Oct. 9

September 14, 2016 MASS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS SET FOR OCT. 9 All health care professionals are invited to a Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, celebrated by Bishop Donald Kettler at Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph. Bishop Kettler will offer a special blessing during the Mass for the…

Bishop Donald Kettler’s Statement Re: Recent Shootings

July 8, 2016 BISHOP DONALD KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: RECENT SHOOTINGS Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud released the following statement today: “The shocking events of the last few days in Dallas, Falcon Heights, and Baton Rouge once again highlight the need for us to pray for peace and justice in our nation. The violent loss…

June 15, 2016 – Statement Regarding Death of St. Cloud State University President

June 15, 2016 STATEMENT REGARDING DEATH OF ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Bishop Donald Kettler issued a statement following the death of St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter III in an automobile accident June 13: “I offer my condolences to the family of President Earl H. Potter III and to the St. Cloud…

May 23, 2016 – Statement regarding claims under the Minnesota Child Victims Act

May 23, 2016 STATEMENT RE: CLAIMS UNDER THE MINNESOTA CHILD VICTIMS ACT The Diocese of Saint Cloud is in the process of reviewing claims made against it that allege past sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy and religious orders who served in the diocese. The Minnesota Child Victims Act, which temporarily lifts…