Minnesota Catholic Conference urges rejection of assisted-suicide bill

The Minnesota Catholic Conference is calling on Catholics to contact their legislators and urge them to reject a bill that would legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota. The End of Life Options Act(HF 2152), which would allow terminally ill adults to choose to end their lives, was introduced March 7 in the Minnesota House of Representatives.  

Four listening sessions scheduled for March

Bishop Donald Kettler will hold listening sessions following an allegation of past sexual misconduct involving Bishop Harold Dimmerling while he was serving as a priest of the Diocese of St. Cloud.

Obituary: Crosier Father Thomas Carkhuff

Crosier Father Thomas Raymond Carkhuff, 70, died March 2 in Onamia. Funeral services will be held March 10 at the Crosier Priory Church, 102 Crosier Drive North, Onamia. Reception of the Body will take place at 1 p.m. with Prayers for the Dead. Vigil will be kept until the funeral Mass begins at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served following the funeral liturgy. A private burial will take place at the Crosier cemetery at a later date.

Obituary: Benedictine Sister Paula Reiten

Benedictine Sister Paula Reiten, 94, died March 2 at St. Scholastica Convent, St. Cloud. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. March 8 in the Sacred Heart Chapel at St. Benedict’s Monastery, St. Joseph. Burial of cremated remains will be in the monastery cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at St. Scholastica Convent or for a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Monastery. Visitation continues at 9 a.m. on March 8 until the time of the funeral.