Diocese of Fargo

Diocese of Fargo announces the death of Monsignor Jeffrey Wald from COVID 19 complications

FARGO, ND — The Diocese of Fargo announced Monsignor Jeffrey Wald has passed away due to COVID 19 complications. The 56 year old was Pastor of St. James Basilica in Jamestown, St. Mathias Church in Windsor and St. Margaret Mary Church in Buchanan. Monsignor Wald passed away Tuesday, October 27th in a Jamestown hospital due to COVID 19 complications. Monsignor…

Diocese of Fargo Bishop positive for Covid-19

Courtesy: Fargo DioceseFARGO, N.D. – The Diocese of Fargo says Bishop John Folda has tested positive for Covid-19. It says he has been showing symptoms since early this week and was tested while self-quarantining in his Fargo home. The diocese says Folda is recovering and is following all recommendations from medical professionals. He will continue to self-quarantine until he is…

Public Masses to Resume in Fargo Diocese May 4

Masses will continue to be livestreamed.

FARGO, N.D.–Public Masses in the Diocese of Fargo will resume on May 4 with restrictions in place. Public Mass was initially suspended on March 17 due to COVID-19. Masses have since been livestreamed on the Fargo Diocese website and will continue to be livestreamed for those who are sick or vulnerable and cannot attend. Anyone looking to attend Mass must…

Fargo Woman Abuse Claims Against Retired Priest Under Investigation

The woman, who wants to be called "Jane", was a teenager in the 1970's when she says the abuse happened in the rectory at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO (KFGO) – A woman who claims that she was sexually abused by a Fargo Catholic priest decades ago says she hopes her story will encourage other victims to step forward. The woman, who wants to be called “Jane”, was a teenager in the 1970’s when she says the abuse happened in the rectory at…

Diocese of Fargo Places Priest On Administrative Leave

According to a release from the Diocese of Fargo, Late Thursday Fargo Police informed the Diocese of concerns regarding Father Katanga's interaction with a youth while ministering  at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo.

FARGO, ND — The Diocese of Fargo placed Father Wenceslaus Katanga on administrative leave from his priestly duties pending the outcome of an investigation into his alleged conduct at a Fargo area parish. According to a release from the Diocese of Fargo, Late Thursday Fargo Police informed the Diocese of concerns regarding Father Katanga’s interaction with a youth while ministering …

Diocese of Fargo, Valley Bus Work Together after Bus Driver Charged with DUI

Bruce Tweed has a DWI conviction in Clay County back in 2002

FARGO, N.D. — A West Fargo man is charged with a DUI after allegedly driving students to Shanley High School while intoxicated. Around 3:30 p.m. Monday, a driver noticed a bus full of children swerving up and down 52nd Avenue South. “The police responded and followed the bus into the Shanley parking lot. It was at that point after the students…

Update: Priest Investigation Involves “Inappropriate Activities”

Investigator Josh Beto says he can't comment on the details of the case, but says it involves "inappropriate activities."

WAHPETON, ND – Law enforcement officials are releasing few details about an investigation involving a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Fargo. The Richland County Sheriff’s office is looking into allegations involving Fr. Thomas Feltman, the pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wyndmere and St. Arnold’s Catholic Church in Milnor. Investigator Josh Beto says he can’t comment on…

Fargo Diocese Responds After Placing Pastor on Administrative Leave

Feltman has served as pastor of St. Arnold's Catholic Church in Milnor and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wyndmere

RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — An area pastor has been placed on administrative leave by the Diocese of Fargo for his interaction with children. A spokesman says there is, quote, “alleged conduct” involving Father Thomas Feltman’s interaction with youth. Feltman has served as pastor of St. Arnold’s Catholic Church in Milnor and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wyndmere. “The Diocese…

Pastor on Administrative Leave for Alleged Conduct with Youth in Richland County

The Richland County Sheriff's Office is investigating Father Thomas Feltman

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — A Richland County pastor was placed on administrative leave for alleged conduct with youth. Officials with the Diocese of Fargo said Father Thomas Feltman is being investigated. He was a pastor for churches in Wyndmere and Milnor. They said Feltman told the Diocese last week about concerns regarding his interactions with youth. Andrew Jasinski was chosen…