Entries by Laurie Hallstrom

Newman Centers welcome new directors

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 316 E. Kansas City Street, Rapid City, rcnewmancenter.com  Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Mass times: Sunday 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Monday-Friday Noon Events: Small group Bible studies, formation on discipleship, Sunday suppers, and open mic night coffeehouses. —SEEK21 will be hosted February 4-7. […]

Professional training offered to heal abortion trauma

January 22, 2021 marks the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The National Right to Life office estimates that, in that time, there have been over 62,500,000 babies lost to abortion1. The tragedy of loss of these children is perhaps equaled only by the trauma that the mothers and the fathers of those children have endured. […]

Deacon Walt Wilson’s one-of-a-kind hands on ministry

Judy and Deacon Walt Wilson from Our Lady of the Black Hills Church, Piedmont By Laurie Hallstrom “I just do stuff,” said Deacon Walt Wilson, Piedmont. He is age 80 and has a lot of stories, but he has just as many handyman projects under his belt. His carpentry, stonework, tiling, and plumbing have helped […]

‘St. Joseph keeps showing up in my life’

Last summer during a trip to Minnesota, Fr. Mark McCormick stopped at the church where he was baptized, St. Joseph Parish in Montevideo. He is amazed how often St. Joseph shows up in his life. (Courtesy photo)   I am not sure why I am surprised, although I am, by the fact that St. Joseph keeps showing up […]

Bishop Muhich January 2021

Let us pray hard and work hard for a better 2021 As I write this column for our diocesan paper I am quarantined at home with COVID. I started having symptoms New Year’s Day and tested positive a couple days later. So, I am living proof that we aren’t done with the Coronavirus yet. I’m thankful […]