Vatican Synod on Youth/Young Adults

Pope Francis is calling a general assembly (Synod) of the bishops on the theme, “Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment”. This Synod will take place in October of 2018. In preparation for the synod, the Vatican has asked that young adults from around the world participate in this survey. The Church wishes to listen to the voices of young people, their sensitivities, their faith, even their doubts and criticisms.

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Sunday TV Mass - July 23, 2017

Sunday TV Mass for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Sunday TV Mass - July 23, 2017

The Sunday TV Mass is produced and broadcast weekly by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. Our goal…

Bishop's Statements

I write to inform you of a news story that was recently reported by the media about an anonymous letter concerning a non-Charter personnel matter involving a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls an...
Posted: June 28, 2017, 8:01 pm


Bishop's Homilies

Most of us when we see a weed have the urge to pull it out. We view weeds as unsightly, as a threat to what is good, as making our lives and our lawns less than perfect. But they exist and despite ...
Posted: July 22, 2017, 10:51 pm

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Catholic Views – July 23, 2017

We talk to Dr. Chris Burgwald about his experience participating in the recent Convocation for Catholic Leaders.

Catholic Views – July 16, 2017

We talk to Daryl Thuringer about the upcoming synod on “Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment”, and ask that you participate in a brief survey. The results of the survey will be compiled and included in the bishops’ topics at the synod.


Ignition 321 – To the East

  Dr. Chris interviews Fr. Dickinson about the “ad orientem” posture during Mass: what it is and why Fr. Dickinson occasionally uses it.

Ignition 320 – Doctrine and the Spiritual Life

  Dr. Chris and Fr. Andrew discuss the importance of both doctrine and prayer in our life as disciples of Jesus Christ.


This Month's Issue

View this month’s edition of The Bishop’s Bulletin
Posted: July 3, 2017, 7:24 pm

Bishop Swain's Column

One of the great treasures of the Church is the variety of spiritual resources available for personal prayer and reflection. While it is important to take advantage of more formal prayer especially...
Posted: July 3, 2017, 7:40 pm


Fr. Mike's Column

Years ago, when I was in college, I took a class that taught me some things about the mystery of the human brain. There are several things that I still remember, but alas, the name of the class has...
Posted: July 3, 2017, 7:47 pm


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