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Fargo bishop apologizes to those he may have exposed to hepatitis A

October 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Bishop John Folda of the Fargo Catholic Diocese would rather have lost a limb than unwittingly exposed five congregations to the hepatitis A virus.

During a news conference Friday afternoon, Folda expressed his regret over possibly expos…continue reading on

Fargo Catholics exposed to Hepatitis A virus during communion

October 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The Fargo Catholic Diocese’s new bishop may have exposed hundreds of church members here and in Jamestown to the hepatitis A virus in late September and early October. Continue Reading

Health department warns of hepatitis A risk

October 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK The North Dakota Department of Health says people who attended four Catholic churches and took communion on specific dates may have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus. Continue Reading

Catholic officials: Pope’s message not new

September 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Officials of two Catholic dioceses based in Crookston, Minn., and Fargo said Thursday that news accounts of Pope Francis’ unusually blunt criticism of the church have missed the point. Continue Reading

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

Visiting with Cardinal Burke: Revered Catholic leads retreat for 40 priests in Richardton

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

RICHARDTON – A prince of the Roman Catholic Church who conducted the first public visit of any cardinal in western North Dakota has been here visiting Assumption Abbey, where he is leading a retreat for 40 priests of the Bismarck Diocese. Continue Reading

Blue Cloud Abbey monastery near Milbank remains unsold

May 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Blue Cloud Abbey has been looking for a religious group to buy the 80-acre property, but Abbot Denis Quinkert said the order probably has to look into opening up the property to a public sale.
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Cardinal Burke to visit North Dakota

May 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Western North Dakota will receive its first public visit by a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church when Cardinal Raymond Burke hosts a private retreat for 40 priests with the Bismarck Diocese on Sunday at the Assumption Abbey in Richardton. Continue Reading

Disabled ND couple refused marriage by Catholic church

May 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Anna Bankes is wearing her engagement ring. She has bought her wedding dress and chosen her bridesmaids. Justin Neis has his tux and his four groomsmen picked out. They have a reception hall and a DJ on tap.

Come July 13, Anna Bankes and Justin Neis will become husband and wife. The wedding location has been settled: Mandan United Methodist Church. Continue Reading

Growing the faith: Some Dickinson churches see surging congregations

April 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Just like area businesses, schools and political bodies, some church congregations have been faced with changing times lately in Dickinson. As the Bakken oil boom has emerged on the scene as perhaps the country’s biggest and most well-known energy play, no organization seems to be immune from the social peaks and valleys seen recently in western North Dakota. Continue Reading