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…

May 10, 2016 – Statement Regarding Fr. Gregory Poser, OSC

May 10, 2016 STATEMENT REGARDING FATHER GREGORY POSER, OSC Bishop Donald Kettler has been notified that Crosier Father Gregory Poser has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1970s when he was serving at St. Odilia Church in Shoreview, Minnesota. St. Odilia is in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which immediately…

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….