Archive for February, 2020

University of Notre Dame revokes awards given to L’Arche founder Vanier

University of Notre Dame revokes awards given to L’Arche founder Vanier

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The University of Notre Dame Feb. 23 revoked the Notre Dame Award that was conferred upon Jean Vanier in 1994 after the L’Arche organization he established found credible allegations that Vanier sexually exploited six women. Vanier was the recipient of the third Notre Dame Award for worldwide humanitarian service. The university established the award in […]

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Sioux Falls priests know Bishop DeGrood from seminary days

Sioux Falls priests know Bishop DeGrood from seminary days

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Obi-wan Degrood

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Bishop DeGrood — Their son and brother, a bishop

Bishop DeGrood — Their son and brother, a bishop

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

At the reception following the ordination Mass, Joanne DeGrood sat at a table with Judy Cozzens, the mother of Bishop Andrew Cozzens. Both women are now members of the “MOB” — mothers of bishops, Judy said with a laugh. But the women’s connection, Judy explained, goes back to their sons’ first year of seminary and their close friendship.

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Bishop DeGrood — Symbols of service

Bishop DeGrood — Symbols of service

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Each bishop designs a coat of arms to reflect his role. The following is the description of Bishop Donald DeGrood’s coat of arms. The left half of the shield comes from the seal of the Diocese of Sioux Falls.

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Parishioners reflect on Bishop DeGrood’s varied ministry

Parishioners reflect on Bishop DeGrood’s varied ministry

| Jessica Weinberger | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘He loves his flock’

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Catholics from the archdiocese make trip to Sioux Falls to honor Bishop DeGrood

Catholics from the archdiocese make trip to Sioux Falls to honor Bishop DeGrood

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘I am forever grateful for him’

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Bishop DeGrood — Keeping watch over the flock

Bishop DeGrood — Keeping watch over the flock

| Father Tom Margevicius | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just what happened when Father Donald DeGrood was ordained a bishop on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

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Bishop DeGrood — Pre-ordination vespers

Bishop DeGrood — Pre-ordination vespers

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

A time to pray for submission to God’s will

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At ordination, Bishop DeGrood called upon to make missionaries, disciples

At ordination, Bishop DeGrood called upon to make missionaries, disciples

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

At ordination, Bishop DeGrood called upon to make missionaries, disciples

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East Africa fears prolonged locust invasion as eggs hatch from first wave

East Africa fears prolonged locust invasion as eggs hatch from first wave

| Fredrick Nzwili | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

In this remote village about 200 miles east of Nairobi, residents — some Catholics — were fearing a new wave of desert locusts, as millions of eggs the insects laid earlier began to hatch.

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High court to examine religious liberty, foster care by same-sex couples

High court to examine religious liberty, foster care by same-sex couples

| Carol Zimmermann | February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Feb. 24 that in its next term it will examine if the city of Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic social services agency from the city’s foster care program because the agency will not accept same-sex couples as foster parents.

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Bishops want end to poisonous attacks that immobilize Zambians

Bishops want end to poisonous attacks that immobilize Zambians

| February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Zambian bishops’ conference called for an immediate end to attacks in which people are sprayed with poisonous substances to immobilize them.

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