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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

Ronald Fischer, Grand Forks, column: Faithful Catholics can’t vote for pro-choice candidates

October 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rather than directing his ire at Bishop David Kagan for having the courage to speak the truth, State Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, should use his efforts and skills to convince the Democratic Party and its candidates to abandon their support for abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and same-sex marriage. Continue Reading

Local Catholic leaders praise Aquila

May 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When he exits the Fargo diocese to head up the Denver archdiocese, Samuel Aquila will leave behind many admirers here, both for his spiritual leadership and his administrative skills. Continue Reading

Catholics protest mandate to cover birth control

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ruling ‘casts aside the First Amendment,’ says Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo DioceseLocal 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

North Dakota bishops issue list of groups Catholics shouldn’t support

March 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Bishop Samuel Aquila of the Fargo diocese and Bishop Paul Zipfel of the Bismarck diocese released a joint document warning Catholics against giving to or working with the March of Dimes, UNICEF, Susan G. Komen for the Cure or Crop Walk because they say the groups have supported abortion rights, contraception or stem-cell research. Continue Reading

Bishop Aquila says he didn’t expect Fargo Diocese changes to be ‘slam dunk’

February 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Bishop Samuel Aquila said Thursday evening that the emotional response to his proposals to redefine boundaries within the Fargo Diocese was to be expected. Continue Reading

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Catholics meet about changes

February 1, 2011 in INFORUM

Leaders discuss Fargo diocese proposal on restructuring
Two weeks after the Catholic Diocese of Fargo announced proposed changes to five area churches and building two new schools, Catholics had a chance to hear from church leaders Tuesday night. Continue Reading&

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Fargo Diocese to reorganize churches

January 17, 2011 in INFORUM

The Catholic Diocese of Fargo is proposing to combine parishes, close one church, move another and open two schools.
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