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Pope Francis makes donation to World Food Programme as pandemic causes rising hunger

Vatican City, Jul 3, 2020 / 08:35 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has made a donation to the World Food Programme as the organization works to feed 270 million people [...]

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2020

Massachusetts city recognizes polyamorous 'civil partnerships'

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 2, 2020 / 02:30 pm MT (CNA).- The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, has broadened its definition of domestic partnership to give [...]

03
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2020

Alleged David Haas sexual assault victim speaks out

In late May, allegations surfaced against contemporary Catholic musician and composer David Haas, which claimed that Haas had subjected multiple adult women to serial [...]

02
Jul
2020

Pope Francis appoints apostolic visitor for Ethiopian Catholics in US and Canada

Vatican City, Jul 2, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis appointed an apostolic visitor Thursday for Ethiopian Catholics in the United States and Canada. [...]

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know
that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Diocese of Winona-Rochester Videos

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020: Catholic in Recovery

Part of the CMA 2020 video series. Tom Hamilton, a facilitator for Catholic in Recovery, reveals the impact of this appeal-funded ministry on the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020: A Pastor's Perspective

Part of the CMA 2020 video series. Fr. Tim Biren, pastor of the Redeemer Saints Tri-Parish, shares his thoughts on the importance of supporting the Catholic Ministries Appeal.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020: Catholic Schools

Part of the CMA 2020 video series. Holy Spirit School Principal Chris Smith and Santi and Carolyn Ocariz, whose children attend Catholic schools, discuss the importance of this appeal-funded ministry.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020 - TV Mass

Part of the CMA 2020 video series. Phyllis Freund, a viewer of the Diocesan Televised Mass, reflects on times when she has benefited from this appeal-funded ministry.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020 - Hispanic Ministry

Part of the CMA 2020 video series. Fr. Raul Silva, the vicar for Hispanic ministry in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, stresses the importance of this appeal-funded ministry to the future of our church.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020 - RCIA

Part of the CMA 2020 video series. Judy Popp-Anderson, the RCIA coordinator for St. Theodore Parish in Albert Lea, describes her involvement with this appeal-funded ministry.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020 - Missionary Discipleship

Fr. Tim Reker, pastor of St. Joseph the Worker in Mankato and Holy Family in Lake Crystal, shares how his pastoral council has benefited from the work of the diocesan Office of Missionary Discipleship, a ministry made possible by the Catholic Ministries Appeal.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020 - Women's Conference

Emily Lofy, an organizer of the 2019 Diocesan Women's Conference, describes this appeal-funded ministry.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020 - Permanent Diaconate

Deacon John Hust, of St. Felix Parish in Wabasha and St. Agnes Parish in Kellogg, and his wife, Nancy, discuss the good work of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester's appeal-funded permanent diaconate program.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020 - Newman Centers

Joe Bakken, the director of development for St. Thomas More Newman Center in Mankato, shares the mission and vision of this appeal-funded ministry.

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2020 - Lay Formation

Mark Engesser, a graduate of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester's Institute of Lay Formation, describes the effect of this appeal-funded ministry on his life.