Diocese of Bismarck

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Cappella sings “O Sacrum Convivium” at the University of Mary on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024.

University of Mary student choir celebrates Eucharistic Revival 

Apr 7, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Choir director Rebecca Raber hopes that through their recordings, the beauty of sacred music “will draw hearts to Christ in... Read more

Michelle Duppong, about whom the Diocese of Bismarck has opened an investigation with a view to a cause for beatification.

Did a saint work in Catholic campus ministry? Bismarck diocese opens inquiry for Michelle Duppong

Jun 20, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Michelle Duppong was a North Dakota Catholic woman who lived such an exemplary life of faith, joy, and campus missionary... Read more


Use ‘preferred pronouns’ or else, university’s gender inclusion plan warns

Jan 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops of Fargo and Bismarck are speaking out against a proposed “gender inclusion” policy that would require everyone at... Read more

Priest collar.

North Dakota concludes investigation of clerical sex abuse

Jan 5, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

An 18-month-long investigation into child sexual abuse in North Dakota’s two dioceses has concluded, the state’s attorney general announced Monday.  Read more

Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck, Bishop John Folda of Fargo, and Fr. Adam Maus say Mass, assisted by Dn. Dennis Dean, at St. John in Lansford, N.D., Aug. 19, 2018. Courtesy of the Bismarck diocese.

This parish was transferred to the Bismarck diocese from Fargo

Aug 23, 2018

Earlier this year, St. John parish in Lansford, N.D., was formally transferred from the Diocese of Fargo to the Diocese... Read more

Why this diocese is holding a 24 hour confess-a-thon

Feb 24, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Priests will be available for confession throughout a special 24-hour period in the Diocese of Bismarck to help celebrate the... Read more

Why the Boy Scouts' new policy led a Catholic bishop to cut ties

Aug 6, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck, himself a former boy scout, has reluctantly told his North Dakota diocese to disaffiliate from... Read more

Msgr. James Shea, president of the University of Mary and priest of the Diocese of Bismarck.

ND priest chosen to preach at NYC Good Friday service

Apr 10, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Monsignor James Shea, this year’s preacher of the Tre Ore service for Good Friday at New York City’s St. Patrick’s... Read more

Sr. Mary Baptist of the Carmel of the Holy Face in North Dakota. Photo courtesty of the Diocese of Bismarck.

Religious sisters bring witness of prayer to Bismarck diocese

Mar 30, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Two groups of religious sisters new to North Dakota’s Diocese of Bismarck bring the blessings of prayer and their examples... Read more