Bishop Kettler’s Statement re: Mall Attack Anniversary

September 15, 2017 BISHOP KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: MALL ATTACK ANNIVERSARY Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud released the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the attack at Crossroads Center in Waite Park on Sept. 17, 2016: “Jesus tells us: ‘Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.’ It is a simple…

Bishop Kettler’s Statement re: Recent Presidential Executive Orders

January 30, 2017 BISHOP KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: RECENT PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDERS Our nation has a long history of welcoming immigrants and refugees. Whether leaving their homelands to escape persistent poverty, war or religious persecution, immigrants and refugees have always looked to the United States as a land of opportunity, a place to start a new…

Bishop Donald Kettler’s Statement Re: Recent Shootings

July 8, 2016 BISHOP DONALD KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: RECENT SHOOTINGS Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud released the following statement today: “The shocking events of the last few days in Dallas, Falcon Heights, and Baton Rouge once again highlight the need for us to pray for peace and justice in our nation. The violent loss…

Statement Regarding Death of St. Cloud State University President

June 15, 2016 STATEMENT REGARDING DEATH OF ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Bishop Donald Kettler issued a statement following the death of St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter III in an automobile accident June 13: “I offer my condolences to the family of President Earl H. Potter III and to the St. Cloud…

Statements Regarding Appointment of Archbishop Hebda

March 24, 2016 STATEMENTS REGARDING APPOINTMENT OF ARCHBISHOP HEBDA Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud and Bishop Emeritus John Kinney released statements today following the announcement March 24 that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Bernard Hebda, 56, as archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Archbishop Hebda has served as apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of…

Bishop Kettler’s Statement Re: Today’s U.S. Supreme Court Decision

  June 26, 2015 Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in opposition to the truth of marriage. Marriage remains the union of one man and one woman committed to lifelong love and its potential to create and care for new life. Traditional marriage is the foundation of family life. Marriage witnesses to the complementarity of…