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Faith and Religion
April 6, 2020
Hauser: Where does your strength come from?
I have never experienced days with more roller-coaster of emotions than recent ones. I usually am a pretty steady, even keeled, person. My son...
April 6, 2020 - 7:00am
Salonen: ‘Lent on steroids’ need not end in despair
FARGO — The penitential season of Lent provides Christians an opportunity to “join Jesus in the desert” for a while, so that we might meditate...
April 6, 2020 - 7:00am
March 30, 2020
Salonen: In light of viral enemy, divisions disappear
“When an enemy enters the room, feuding brothers cease to fight.” I lack the source or exact wording, but this quote has never been more...
March 30, 2020 - 7:00am
March 22, 2020
Hauser: A season of chaos
FARGO — Chaos has been running rampant in recent weeks. When will it peak? How long and how deep will the economic and health ripple go throughout...
March 22, 2020 - 7:00am
March 16, 2020
Salonen: When I die, I hope you'll cry and wear black
FARGO — My friend and I were at the end of one of those very real conversations that is only possible – yet often plausible – with a soul...
March 16, 2020 - 8:00am
March 2, 2020
Salonen: The ‘wisdom’ of the world crucified Christ
FARGO — “The worst thing man can do is to kill God.” The written words by Archbishop Fulton Sheen struck and grieved me. Killing God. We...
March 2, 2020 - 7:00am
Hauser: Got hope?
FARGO -- Last week, my wife and I found great hope, encouragement and strength from Psalm Chapter 16. I encourage you to pull out a Bible or...
March 2, 2020 - 5:00am
February 24, 2020
Hauser: Bigger on the inside
Ten years ago, I heard the statement that as life grows forward it is vital to “be bigger on the inside than the outside.” When a boat doesn’t...
February 24, 2020 - 1:00am
February 17, 2020
Salonen: Did Rush’s Neil Peart reach the pearly gates?
When Canadian band Rush’s drummer and songwriter Neil Peart died Jan. 7, our house heaved. To offer a glimpse of my guitar-playing husband’s...
February 17, 2020 - 5:00am
February 15, 2020
Shaw: List of Catholic priests suspected of abuse is incomplete
FARGO — The Catholic Dioceses of Fargo and Bismarck should be commended for finally releasing the dozens of names of clergy and religious members...
February 15, 2020 - 10:00am
February 9, 2020
Hauser: In the beginning, God created ...
"In the beginning God created ..." These are the five words on the top of page one of the Bible. Do these five words matter to you? Do they make...
February 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
January 28, 2020
Twin Cities Archdiocese settles after clergy sex abuse, begins internal monitoring
ST. PAUL — When asked during a recent panel discussion to explain how the sexual abuse Ben Hoffman endured by former St. Paul priest Curtis...
January 28, 2020 - 6:44pm
January 27, 2020
Hauser: Thankful for the miracle
FARGO — Success … bull’s eye … nailing it … hitting the mark … victory … winning. What does this look like for you? Not at your...
January 27, 2020 - 7:00am
January 21, 2020
Fargo bishop meets with Pope Francis for a wide-ranging, two-hour conversation
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis recently met with Bishop John Folda of the Fargo Diocese and other regional Catholic bishops during a required...
January 21, 2020 - 6:13am
January 20, 2020
Hauser: Sowing your thoughts wisely
FARGO — Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character;...
January 20, 2020 - 8:00am