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Diocese of Fargo cancels mass, makes changes to funerals, weddings & baptisms

FARGO, N.D. – The Catholic Diocese of Fargo has canceled public mass, sacraments and parish events during the Coronavirus outbreak. “We have the responsibility to protect the well-being of our brothers and sisters, and I judge these measures to be prudent and necessary,” Bishop John Folda said. Folda made the announcement on the diocese’s website. Funerals, weddings and baptisms will…

Crookston Diocese priest placed on leave for ‘boundary violations’

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KFGO) – A Catholic priest from the Diocese of Crookston has been placed on administrative leave. Bishop Michael Hoeppner says “several issues” concerning Fr. Bryan Kujawa have been brought to his attention, including “non-criminal, non-sexual boundary violations.” Kujawa works at St. Philip’s Church in Bemidji and St. Charles in Pennington. Hoeppner says Kujawa will remain on leave until…

First Phase of St. Paul’s Newman Center to Be Complete By July 2021

The old building was built in 1958

FARGO, N.D. — With a growing Catholic population at North Dakota State University, a nearby church is trying to meet the demand. St. Paul’s Newman Center was the first religious organization NDSU students could go to off-campus. It opened in 1958 serving about 3,000. It closed last month. That’s because the church is building a new one which will serve…

Local Priest on Administrative Leave Reinstated by Crookston Catholic Diocese

Father Pat Sullivan was accused of sexual misconduct at a church in Red Lake in 2008 but denied he did anything wrong

CROOKSTON, Minn. — A local priest who had been placed on administrative leave has been reinstated by the Crookston Catholic Diocese. Father Pat Sullivan was accused of sexual misconduct at a church in Red Lake in 2008 but denied he did anything wrong. An investigation into the accusation by a panel of law enforcement, social workers, a priest and an…

Lutherans and Catholics Discuss How to Unite Churches

The 50 Year Conversation of Unification Between Churches Continues in Western Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — The 50 year discussion continues¬†on ways to unite Lutherans and Catholics. Four spiritual leaders who represent more than 200,000¬†Lutherans and Catholics in Western Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota talked about the progress they have made in unification. The leaders shared the five commitments they developed together, which include not focusing on their division, but instead looking at…

Fargo Diocese Joins Lawsuit Against Federal Health Care Regulations

The Fargo Diocese Says The Requirements Pose a Threat to Religious Freedom

Courtesy: Fargo DioceseThe Diocese of Fargo has joined with a number of North Dakota Catholic employers in filing a federal lawsuit against health care coverage requirements that are in conflict with the Church. Bishop John Folda says while the Church does not discriminate based on sexual orientation, it should have the rights to make faith-based coverage decisions, even for its…