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Folda ordained as bishop of Fargo Catholic diocese

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO At two minutes past 3 p.m., Monsignor John Thomas Folda became the newest bishop of the Roman Catholic Church as St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt laid his hands on Folda’s bowed head in St. Mary’s Cathedral. Continue Reading

New bishop of Catholic Diocese of Fargo ordained

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Monsignor John Folda is officially taking the helm of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo. Continue Reading

Dickinson Catholic Schools unveils new 10-person Board of Education

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson Catholic Schools on Friday announced the constitution of its newly formed Board of Education. Continue Reading

Pope names new bishop for Fargo Diocese in ND

April 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Pope Francis on Monday named a priest from the Diocese of Lincoln in Nebraska as the newest bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo in North Dakota. Continue Reading

Sioux Falls’ bishop saddened as pope decides to resign

February 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The head of the Diocese of Sioux Falls says he’s saddened by Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement to resign.
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Methodist bishop for Dakotas-Minnesota confronts a changing world

November 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

In a global denomination, bishops have a difficult task of overseeing hundreds of congregations in a changing world.
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Catholic stuents travel to Rome

June 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Eight Shanley High School seniors will leave today with about 80 other students from North Dakota’s four Catholic high schools, including students from Trinity High School in Dickinson, for a two-week trip to Italy that includes two visits with the pope. Continue Reading

Pope names Fargo bishop as Denver archbishop

May 29, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DENVER The new archbishop of Denver said Tuesday that he has a lot to learn about social issues in Colorado but God and gospel should be part of public debates. Continue Reading

Priest accused of sexually assaulting Minnesota girl in 2004, arrested in India

March 19, 2012 in DL-Online

UPDATED: Megan Peterson, formerly of Middle River, Minn., says it’s a weight off her shoulders to hear the Rev. Joseph Palani vel Jeyapaul was arrested Friday in India. He faces felony charges in Minnesota district court in Roseau, Minn., that he sexually assaulted Peterson in 2004 when she was 14 and another girl who was 16 in 2005. He’s been a fugitive in India, working as a priest, since the charges were filed in Roseau in 2006.
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Catholics protest mandate to cover birth control

January 31, 2012 in DL-Online

Local Catholic leaders joined a nationwide pushback against a new federal health care mandate this weekend, claiming that forcing insurance plans to cover birth control violates their religious freedom. Continue Reading