The Gospel reading was from Matthew 5:13-16, in which Jesus tells his disciples: “You are the light of the world” and that their light must shine before others. Bishop Kettler referenced the passage in his homily.
Farewell Mass with Bishop Kettler: ‘The light of God has shown brightly on this diocese’
U.S.-born priest to lead Vatican body overseeing selection of world’s bishops
The Vatican announced Jan. 30 the retirement of Cardinal Ouellet and the appointment of Bishop Prevost, whom Pope Francis named an archbishop.
Bishop Kettler: Parting thoughts on the eve of retirement
In his final column to the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Bishop Donald Kettler offers some parting words.
Veteran Catholic journalist and St. John’s alum reflects on Pope Benedict’s legacy
In an interview with The Central Minnesota Catholic, the former Rome bureau chief of Catholic News Service talks about his memories of the retired pope and his impact on the future of the papacy.
Pope Benedict: Eight years as pope capped long ministry as teacher of faith
Retired Pope Benedict XVI, who had an impressive record as a teacher and defender of the basics of the Catholic faith, died Dec. 31 at the age of 95, nearly 10 years after leaving the papacy to retire to a life of prayer and study.
Pope says residential-school policy was part of ‘genocide’ plan
During an in-flight news conference July 29, Pope Francis also talked about his future papal trips, possible retirement and the German church’s synodal path.
Catholic schoolteacher to auction student-made quilts to raise scholarship funds
Deacon John Wocken’s class recently finished this year’s classroom quilt, his last before he retires at the end of this school year. The quilts he has made over the years with his students will be auctioned to raise funds for student scholarships.
In decisions, Breyer has opposed death penalty, supported right to abortion
Justice Breyer, who is Jewish, has taken stands that both go against and support Catholic teaching.