While farmers are grateful to live in the country, “most are hurt badly by lower prices and the chaos in the processing and delivery of their particular products,” said Joe Borgerding, a member of St. Peter and Paul Parish in Elrosa for 64 years.
St. Cloud Bishop Donald Kettler called it an “important breakthrough” in a May 23 letter to the people of the diocese. “This breakthrough is consistent with our need to protect public health as we take significant precautions in how we come together and pray,” he said.
As the school year came to a close, several Catholic school principals in the Diocese of St. Cloud said distance learning went surprisingly well after schools closed their doors to in-person learning to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
Members of the spiritual care team at St. Cloud Hospital are still visiting patients face to face — while wearing protective gear — and helping them use technology to connect with family members who are not able to visit them because of policies in place to protect against the virus.
Father Arthur Anton Vogel, 96, died May 12, at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. A private funeral service was held May 19, with Bishop Donald Kettler presiding. Burial was in Assumption Cemetery in St. Cloud.