Do something radical during Lent this year

Our Lenten practice of penance is all about conversion. Personal conversion is never a once and for all experience. The entire Christian life is a process of conversion—turning towards God and meeting Him as he comes to us each day. Lent is an opportunity for us to focus more closely on this work of personal […]

Lenten spiritual disciplines

The Christian faithful are obliged to do penance through prayer, fasting, abstinence and by performing works of piety and charity. All Fridays through the year, especially during Lent, are penitential days. Abstinence: Everyone age 14 and older is to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Why meat? […]

March for Life pilgrimage makes an impression

The 2020 March for Life in Washington D.C. attracted tens of thousands of marchers, including 69 youth and 31 adults from the Diocese of Sioux Falls, to voice opposition to abortion, euthanasia and other life issues. Porter Walz, member of St. Joseph Parish in Wessington Springs, said the most powerful part of the event was […]

Couples take time for each other and the Lord

Couples from across the diocese enjoyed a day together for Reckless: A Catholic Couple’s Conference. Put on by the diocesan Office of Marriage and Family, 200 couples were treated to speakers to help them strengthen their marriages, entertainment (including Dueling Pianos), lunch and adoration. Speakers included Ennie and Cana Hickman and Deacon James Keating along with […]

Gift of Hope event benefits Catholic Family Services

The annual Gift of Hope event is offering a different type of entertainment this year—Christian stand-up comedian Jennifer Fulwiler. The event is set for Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Bishop O’Gorman High School Performing Arts Center in Sioux Falls. Presented by the Catholic Community Foundation of Eastern South Dakota, the event benefits […]

Ordination of new bishop will be accessible to all

The Diocese of Sioux Falls will see its ninth bishop ordained at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. The Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood will be ordained February 13 at 2:00 p.m. by Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul/Minneapolis. Bishop Paul J. Swain and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens of St. Paul/Minneapolis will be co-ordaining bishops. […]