Statements and Documents


Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message

My Dear faithful, consecrated men and women, clergy and seminarians, In my heart today I have been holding you in prayer. The fondness in my heart that the Lord has given me is the deep longing of grace and blessing for each of you especially in these trying times. After reading, reflecting and praying on the thought […]

Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Sunday Masses due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus until further notice

JOINT STATEMENT: THE SPIRITUAL LEADERS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESES OF SIOUX FALLS AND RAPID CITY Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Sunday Masses due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus until further notice Earlier this week and in our respective capacities as spiritual leaders of the two dioceses in South Dakota, we announced measures for limiting the […]

Precautions in the Midst of Influenza Infections

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Recent reporting on the spread of the COVID-19 “Coronavirus” gives all of us pause and reason to be concerned about our own health and the health of those around us who are most vulnerable to contracting disease. Still recovering from a different strain of influenza, I know first-hand just […]