Love of Others as God Made Them-Truth, Goodness and Beauty

Love of Others as God Made Them-Truth, Goodness and Beauty

Truth, Goodness & Beauty, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI963Lr4uBM The third in Bishop DeGrood's series on Truth, Goodness and Beauty focuses on the great gift of charity and how we can use it to love and respect others just as God made them. After watching the video, click the links below for more information. [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""]The Mass-Truth, Goodness & Beauty Informational Guide
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The Mass-Truth, Goodness and Beauty

The Mass-Truth, Goodness and Beauty

Truth, Goodness & Beauty, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkFvIWV3DPw The second teaching in Bishop DeGrood's series on Truth, Goodness and Beauty focuses on the Mass, the Real Presence of Jesus and all the graces we receive from being truly present to receive the Eucharist. After watching the video, click the links below for more information. [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""]The Mass-Truth, Goodness & Beauty Informational Guide
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Human Life – The True, the Good, the Beautiful

Human Life – The True, the Good, the Beautiful

Statements and Documents, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hStb7n3ro9s Download the Statement Below with Additional Resources Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ and all people of goodwill, In prayer, God prompted me in my role as your spiritual shepherd to provide clear Catholic teachings on spiritual and moral matters. I sensed I should focus on the True, the Good and the Beautiful, sometimes called the “transcendentals” as taught by our awesome Catholic faith. The True, the Good and the Beautiful proceed from God and “spill over” into everything He created. You might think of it this way: The True or truth is defined objectively as the conformity of the mind to reality (what is true as God knows it to be). The Good possesses a positive quality or perfection that renders something attractive or worthy of value.…
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COVID Vaccinations: Must I, May I?

COVID Vaccinations: Must I, May I?

Joint Statements, Statements and Documents, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHsCSJh2FNU Bishop Donald DeGrood along with Bishop Peter Muhich of the diocese of Rapid City, have put together documentation on whether or not the current COVID vaccinations meet a standard of obligation or morality as a faithful catholic. [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Joint Statement on COVID Vaccinations from the South Dakota Catholic Conference [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] FAQ Documentation on the COVID Vaccines
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A Message for All Souls’ Day

A Message for All Souls’ Day

Videos
I felt called to speak to you today about All Souls' Day and how to pray and offer sacrifices for our beloved dead. Please feel free to share these videos with anyone who might need them. Know of my prayers for you.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_3wAYr3CBA Message Sent to all Catholic Elementary Students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZC--pGeda4 Message Sent to all Catholic Junior High & High School Students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ7lvy3X3IY
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Pastoral Letter on Sunday Mass Obligation

Pastoral Letter on Sunday Mass Obligation

Statements and Documents, Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DleCFrGGTEDear Faithful of the East River South Dakota (i.e. Diocese of Sioux Falls), Thankfully, the anticipated magnitude of the serious effects of COVID-19 have not been as extensive in South Dakota as was initially projected. These past months have caused hardship not only for those who have had serious effects from the virus and their families, but also for those who have been in isolation and health care workers. Also, I am mindful of those who attend to those who are vulnerable in their families. To varying degrees, I sense we have all been affected physically, psychologically and spiritually by the various measures implemented to limit the spread of the virus. Throughout this experience, I have kept close to mind the risk to those most vulnerable to harm and also my duty…
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Healthy Emotional and Spiritual Response to the impact of COVID-19

Healthy Emotional and Spiritual Response to the impact of COVID-19

Videos
In the past months I have been reviewing data and insights from others on the status of COVID-19 so I can actively discern how we should respond as a diocese. My goal has been to prudently discern how we might help reduce the spread of the virus but do it in a reasonable manner so as not to cause unreasonable hardship on people’s lives. Now that we have months of data on COVID-19, it has been on my mind and heart to address the emotional and spiritual impact it has had on so many people. The video below walks you through my thoughts. You can find some of the data I am using as I discern at this link, doh.sd.gov/news/coronavirus.aspx. You can use this data to help inform yourself and…
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