Diocese of Fargo

Dozens gather for Good Friday event at Red River Women’s Clinic

Diocese of Fargo's Bishop says their mission is to help pregnant women

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — In honor of Good Friday, the Diocese of Fargo hosts the Stations of the Cross devotion in front of the Red River Women’s Clinic. People gathered as they sang, prayed and read scripture to commemorate the holiday. Bishop John Folda says their mission is to help women with their ‘Walking with Moms in Need’ program that…

Ash Wednesday traditions to look different amid the pandemic

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – For some Christians, the season of Lent begins Wednesday and will look different amid the pandemic. Ash Wednesday traditions normally involve swiping ashes on foreheads in the sign of the cross. Following recommendations from the Vatican, the Diocese of Fargo will instead sprinkle ashes on the heads of parishioners. The priest will say his blessing only…

Bill requiring North Dakota clergy to report child abuse withdrawn

BISMARCK, N.D. – A bipartisan North Dakota bill that would have required clergy to be included in state law as mandatory reporters of child abuse has been withdrawn. West Fargo Republican Sen. Judy Lee withdrew the legislation on Friday, saying the bill has become a distraction. The Roman Catholic dioceses in Fargo and Bismarck had opposed the bill.  Private discussions between…

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…