August 7, 2019 – Bishop Kettler’s Statement re: Recent Mass Shootings

August 7, 2019   BISHOP KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS The following is a statement from Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud: “Once again we find ourselves grieving as a nation for victims of mass shootings. The sad frequency of these incidents doesn’t diminish the shock we feel in the face of such brutality….

April 16, 2019 – Bishop Kettler’s Statement re: Notre Dame Cathedral

April 16, 2019 BISHOP KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL The following is a statement from Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud: “I was deeply saddened yesterday by the images I saw on television of flames engulfing Notre Dame Cathedral. I prayed throughout the day that Our Lady would intervene to save this beautiful church…

June 22, 2018 – Bishop Kettler’s Statement re: Current Immigration Issues

June 22, 2018 BISHOP KETTLER’S STATEMENT RE: CURRENT IMMIGRATION ISSUES Pope Francis, flying home yesterday from a visit to Switzerland, addressed a reporter’s question about the hesitancy of countries to take in immigrants and refugees. The Holy Father said nations should be guided by four simple words: welcome, accompany, accommodate, integrate. Our country has a…

Bishop Kettler’s Statement re: Melrose Church Arson Case

June 20, 2018 STATEMENT FROM BISHOP KETTLER RE: MELROSE CHURCH ARSON CASE The following is a statement from Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud: “I am thankful for the persistence and commitment of the local, state and federal authorities who investigated this arson case. I hope this news can be another step…

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…