March 24, 2016 – Statements Regarding Appointment of Archbishop Hebda

March 24, 2016 STATEMENTS REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF ARCHBISHOP HEBDA Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud and Bishop Emeritus John Kinney released statements today following the announcement March 24 that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Bernard Hebda, 56, as archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda has served as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of…

March 16, 2016 – Statement Regarding Today’s Complaint and Hearing

March 16, 2016 STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S COMPLAINT AND HEARING The Diocese of St. Cloud has been named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging that Father Antonio Marfori sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s while he was an instructor at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. The diocese is reviewing this complaint….

October 13, 2015 – Statement Regarding Recent Complaint

October 13, 2015 STATEMENT REGARDING RECENT COMPLAINT The Diocese of St. Cloud has been named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging that Father Antonio Marfori sexually abused a minor in the late 1970s while he was a part-time instructor at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. The diocese is reviewing the complaint. After…

August 25, 2015 – Statement

8/25/15 STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S COMPLAINTS The Diocese of St. Cloud has been named in two civil lawsuits alleging that Father Donald Rieder sexually abused two minors in the 1960s while he was assigned at St. James Parish in Randall and St. Anne Parish in Kimball. The diocese has not yet had an opportunity to review…

July 17, 2015 – Statement on listening sessions

July 17, 2015 STATEMENT RE: LISTENING SESSIONS AND RECENT LAWSUITS Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud will hold a series of listening sessions in August following allegations of sexual abuse committed by three priests of the diocese. The Diocese of St. Cloud was recently notified of four civil lawsuits alleging abuse by…

January 23, 2015 – Diocese of St. Cloud Statement Regarding Court’s Summary Judgment

January 23, 2015 DIOCESE OF ST. CLOUD STATEMENT REGARDING COURT’S SUMMARY JUDGMENT The Diocese of St. Cloud received notice today of the Seventh Judicial District Court’s decision to dismiss a nuisance claim against the diocese in a case alleging sexual abuse by James Thoennes in the mid-1960s. “While I welcome today’s decision by the court,…

December 22, 2014 – Bishop Kettler’s Statement Re: Meeting with Islamic Center Leaders

December 22, 2014 BISHOP KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: MEETING WITH ISLAMIC CENTER LEADERS Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud released the following statement after a meeting today with leaders of the Central Minnesota Islamic Center regarding recent acts of vandalism reported there: “I appreciated the opportunity to meet today with leaders of the Central Minnesota Islamic…

December 1, 2014 – Bishop Kettler to offer Mass for Peace on Dec. 4

December 1, 2014 BISHOP KETTLER TO OFFER MASS FOR PEACE ON DEC. 4 Bishop Donald Kettler will offer a special Mass for Peace at 7 p.m., Dec. 4, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 25 Eighth Ave., South, in St. Cloud. The bishop invites the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of St. Cloud and all people of…