September 2019

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 […]

24th Annual Bishop’s Charity Hunt

Support college students’ faith through Catholic Campus Ministries Bishop Paul J. Swain and priests from the diocese will trade in their traditional black for blaze orange hunting gear during the Bishop’s Charity Hunt on September 23 and 24, sponsored by the Catholic Community Foundation of Eastern South Dakota. The fields at Horseshoe K Ranch in […]

Affirm your priests, deacons and seminarians

The theme for this month’s Bulletin is “Discerning a Vocation in a Time of Crisis.” Surely these are challenging times for us all, but especially for our priests and seminarians. That a few would betray their promise of chastity and cast a shadow over the vast majority of our brothers is discouraging to say the […]