September 2019

Anniversary Mass held in Aberdeen

The second anniversary Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Parish in Aberdeen on Sunday, Sept. 8. The event was hosted by the office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life to recognize couples celebrating 25, 50, 60 and more than 60 years of marriage. Bishop Paul J. Swain presided over the celebration.  Here are pictures of […]

Do bioethics techniques respect our human dignity?

Recent headlines have made my head spin. For example, a new scientific technique, termed “mitochondrial transfer,” has raised the specter of human beings scientifically engineered from three or more “parents,” with numerous actual cases reported. Along similar lines, CRISPR technology, the molecular tool designed to edit genes, has been used to genetically modify babies. “Should […]


Effective June 24, 2019: The Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, after consultation with the College of Consultors and with consideration of the proposed plans for future use of the building, decreed the deconsecration of Holy Trinity Church in Hosmer and relegated the worship space to profane yet nonsordid use. Effective August 7, 2019: The Most […]

Can we be saints?

Can we be saints? A saint is just a sinner who keeps trying You get a sneak peak! “Can we be saints?” is a new series that will be launched on this website this month. Regularly, we’ll introduce you to a saint in a new way, not with just a boring old bio. We’ll show […]

Conference inspires Catholics to bring their faith to work

Area business people seeking to integrate faith into the workplace gathered for the 2019 Faith and Business Conference in August. The conference featured speakers who helped show attendees how to take faith principals and turn them into business practices—taking Sunday into Monday. Speakers included Catherine Pakaluk, assistant professor of Social Research and Economic Thought at […]